Smoking rates among people with a mental health condition are significantly higher than in the general population.
Research has also found that individuals with mental health issues who smoke are more likely to smoke heavily and extract more nicotine from each cigarette compared to people who smoke who do not have a mental health condition.
Herramientas, estrategias y dispositivos desarrollados por las Ong’s miembros de FONGA con el objetivo de garantizar la continuidad de la atención psicosocial y educativa en el contexto del COVID-19.
Alcohol withdrawal can be uncomfortable and occasionally life threatening. Pharmacological management of alcohol withdrawal is an essential component of alcohol dependence. Benzodiazepines (BZDs), nonsedating anticonvulsants and antipsychotics are commonly used in the treatment of alcohol withdrawal.
Aim: The aim was to map and describe the university-based addiction studies programs in Africa, as part of continuing international research.
Methods: The study was conducted in 2016–2017. The first phase was based on Google and literature search of academic programs through pre-defined keywords. The second phase consisted of an in-depth analysis of characteristics of the identified programs.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse has put together information on the potential implications of this pandemic on those who struggle with substance use disorder.