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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800186/ameliorative-response-to-detoxification-psychotherapy-and-medical-management-in-patients-maintained-on-opioids-for-pain
#1
Molly Belkin, Howard Stephen Reinheimer, Jordan Levy, Brian Johnson
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The prevalence of opioid-induced hyperalgesia (OIH) among patients maintained on opioids for chronic non-malignant pain has not been estimated. As a contribution toward establishing its prevalence, we report a case series of opioid maintained patients whose pain tolerance was measured by the cold pressor test at baseline. METHODS: A case series of 117 patients who had undergone detoxification was reviewed retrospectively. Most patients (n = 108) and selected non-addicted support persons who accompanied them (controls; n = 37) had cold pressor time (CPT) assessments at baseline...
August 11, 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800184/use-of-non-pharmacological-strategies-for-pain-relief-in-addiction-treatment-patients-with-chronic-pain
#2
Lewei Allison Lin, Amy S B Bohnert, Mary Jannausch, Jenna Goesling, Mark A Ilgen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: We examined use of non-pharmacological treatments for pain in addiction treatment patients. METHODS: Patients in addiction treatment with chronic pain (N = 501) were classified based on use of non-pharmacological pain treatments. Demographic and clinical correlates were compared. RESULTS: A total of 49% (N = 243) of patients used a non-pharmacological treatment in the past year versus 72% (N = 361) who used opioids...
August 11, 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800182/development-and-preliminary-pilot-evaluation-of-a-brief-tablet-computer-intervention-to-motivate-tobacco-quitline-use-among-smokers-in-substance-use-treatment
#3
Richard A Brown, Jacki Hecht, Erika L Bloom, Haruka Minami, Christopher W Kahler, Ana M Abrantes, Mary E Dubreuil, Alan Gordon, Lawrence H Price, Steven J Ondersma
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The majority of individuals in substance use disorder (SUD) treatment also smoke cigarettes; yet, the availability of smoking cessation services in SUD treatment remains limited. In this study, we developed and piloted a brief intervention for smokers in SUD treatment intended to motivate engagement in tobacco quitline treatment (TIME-TQ). METHODS: First, we interviewed 19 smokers in SUD treatment to inform the development of TIME-TQ (Phase 1)...
August 11, 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799677/text-message-reminders-for-improving-patient-appointment-adherence-in-an-office-based-buprenorphine-program-a-feasibility-study
#4
Babak Tofighi, Frank Grazioli, Sewit Bereket, Ellie Grossman, Yindalon Aphinyanaphongs, Joshua David Lee
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Missed visits are common in office-based buprenorphine treatment (OBOT). The feasibility of text message (TM) appointment reminders among OBOT patients is unknown. METHODS: This 6-month prospective cohort study provided TM reminders to OBOT program patients (N = 93). A feasibility survey was completed following delivery of TM reminders and at 6 months. RESULTS: Respondents reported that the reminders should be provided to all OBOT patients (100%) and helped them to adhere to their scheduled appointment (97%)...
August 11, 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782904/role-of-olfactory-reactions-nociception-and-immunoendocrine-shifts-in-addictive-disorders
#5
Elena Masterova, Tatiana Nevidimova, Dariya Savochkina, Valentina Nikitina, Olga Lobacheva, Tamara Vetlugina, Nikolay Bokhan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Addictive pathology is associated with nervous, immune, and endocrine shifts. Meanwhile, the nature of intersystemic relationship lying beneath addictive disorders remains unclear. The purpose of the study was to identify neuroimmunoendocrine markers of addictive disorders in male subjects defining the nature of their interaction. METHODS: The study enrolled 69 subjects aged 18-43 years: 59 males and 10 females divided into those with addictive disorders (n = 39) and conditionally healthy subjects (n = 30)...
August 7, 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782902/gambling-involvement-among-native-americans-blacks-and-whites-in-the-united-states
#6
Grace M Barnes, John W Welte, Marie-Cecile O Tidwell
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This paper examines risk factors of gambling and problem gambling among racial subgroups in the U.S. population, namely Native Americans and blacks, for whom research data are lacking. METHODS: Findings are based on a large representative general population survey (n = 3,474) of gambling in the U.S. with an oversample of Native Americans (n = 549). Multiple domains were assessed including sociodemographic factors; ecological factors (census-defined neighborhood disadvantage, geocoded density of casinos within 30 miles of respondents' homes, and perceived gambling convenience); impulsivity; and alcohol abuse...
August 7, 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782900/correlates-of-methamphetamine-use-among-young-iranians-findings-of-a-population-based-survey-in-2013
#7
Nahid Bagheri, Moghaddameh Mirzaee, Yunes Jahani, Mohammad Karamouzian, Hamid Sharifi
INTRODUCTION: Methamphetamine use remains an important public health concern among young people across various international settings. The present study is aimed at investigating the correlates of methamphetamine use among young Iranians within the general population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was carried out in 13 provinces of Iran in 2013. Through multistage sampling, 3,246 young adults (aged 19-29 years) were recruited in the study. Weighted multilevel logistic regression methods were applied to identify the correlates of methamphetamine use...
August 7, 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714599/the-utility-of-empirically-assigning-ancestry-groups-in-cross-population-genetic-studies-of-addiction
#8
Roseann E Peterson, Alexis C Edwards, Silviu-Alin Bacanu, Danielle M Dick, Kenneth S Kendler, Bradley T Webb
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Given moderate heritability and significant heterogeneity among addiction phenotypes, successful genome-wide association studies (GWAS) are expected to need very large samples. As sample sizes grow, so can genetic diversity leading to challenges in analyzing these data. Methods for empirically assigning individuals to genetically informed ancestry groups are needed. METHODS: We describe a strategy for empirically assigning ancestry groups in ethnically diverse GWAS data including extensions of principal component analysis (PCA) and population matching through minimum Mahalanobis distance...
July 17, 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708935/testing-the-nicotine-dependence-measure-mftq-for-adolescent-smokers-a-multinational-investigation
#9
Alexander V Prokhorov, Georges E Khalil, Dawn W Foster, Salma K Marani, Michele Guindani, Jose P Espada, Maria T Gonzálvez, Bulat Idrisov, Artur Galimov, Monika Arora, Abha Tewari, Richard Isralowitz, Punyarat Lapvongwatana, Natkamol Chansatitporn, Xinguang Chen, Hong Zheng, Steve Sussman
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: As a measure of nicotine dependence among adolescent smokers, the modified Fagerström Tolerance Questionnaire (mFTQ; seven items), has been successfully used in the United States (USA). Nonetheless, the validity and reliability of mFTQ at the international level is still needed. The current study is the first to test the validity and reliability of mFTQ in four countries: Thailand, Spain, the USA, and Russia. METHODS: In a cross-sectional survey, mFTQ, risk factors of nicotine dependence, and sociodemographic characteristics were assessed...
July 14, 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700118/factors-associated-with-attrition-rate-in-a-supportive-care-service-for-substance-using-pregnant-women-in-brazil
#10
Rosa Marina Avilla, Juliana Surjan, Maria de Fátima Ratto Padin, Martha Canfield, Ronaldo Ramos Laranjeira, SandroSendin Mitsuhiro
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Retaining substance using women in antenatal care remains a major challenge. This study explored factors associated with attrition rate among women with substance use problems attending a supportive care service during pregnancy and soon after the birth of the infant. METHODS: Records of 166 women's antenatal consultations were analyzed. RESULTS: Attrition rate was high (75/166, 45.2%), and was associated with women having no schooling/primary schooling only, no family contact, having child(ren), crack-cocaine use, poly drug use, and substance use problems by the expected child's father...
July 12, 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677919/prevalence-and-predictors-of-substance-use-disorders-among-homeless-women-seeking-primary-care-an-11-site-survey
#11
Carole Christofk Upshur, Darlene Jenkins, Linda Weinreb, Lillian Gelberg, Elizabeth Aaker Orvek
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Homeless women have shown high rates of substance use disorders (SUD), but many studies are more than a decade old, limited in geographic location, or focus only on women living outdoors or in shelters. The purpose of this study was to obtain a more current and representative sample of homeless women and the prevalence and predictors of substance use disorders among women seeking primary care at Health Care for the Homeless clinics across the US. METHODS: Eleven Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) clinics in nine states contributed proportionally to a sample of n = 780 female patients who completed a self-administered survey including demographics, housing history, health, mental health, and drug and alcohol use...
July 5, 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675762/management-of-mood-and-anxiety-disorders-in-patients-receiving-opioid-agonist-therapy-review-and-meta-analysis
#12
REVIEW
Ahmed N Hassan, Aaron S Howe, Andriy V Samokhvalov, Bernard Le Foll, Tony P George
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patients with opioid use disorders and mood and anxiety symptoms have a variable prognosis. Few randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have evaluated treatment of depression or anxiety in patients receiving opioid agonist therapies (OAT). This review evaluates studies of pharmacotherapy/psychotherapy for treating symptoms of depression or anxiety in patients receiving OAT. METHODS: Public databases were searched for clinical trials of pharmacotherapy or psychotherapy for managing depression or anxiety symptoms in adults receiving OAT...
July 4, 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672076/introduction-to-the-special-issue-on-genetic-research-of-alcohol-use-disorderin-diverse-racial-ethnic-populations
#13
Karen G Chartier, Michie N Hesselbrock, Victor M Hesselbrock
This special issue of The American Journal on Addictions is an extension of a workshop held at the Research Society on Alcoholism (2015) highlighting several important issues related to studies of the genetic bases of alcohol use disorder among racially/ethnically diverse populations. While not exhaustive in their coverage, the papers in this special issue focus on three important topics: (1) the importance of considering the social and environmental context in genetic analyses; (2) social and cultural considerations for engaging diverse communities in genetic research; and (3) methodologies related to phenotype development for use with racially/ethnically diverse populations...
July 3, 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654734/can-a-rapid-measure-of-self-exposure-to-drugs-of-abuse-provide-dimensional-information-on-depression-comorbidity
#14
Eduardo Roque Butelman, Silvia Bacciardi, Angelo Giovanni Icro Maremmani, Maya Darst-Campbell, Joel Correa da Rosa, Mary Jeanne Kreek
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Addictions to heroin or to cocaine are associated with substantial psychiatric comorbidity, including depression. Poly-drug self-exposure (eg, to heroin, cocaine, cannabis, or alcohol) is also common, and may further affect depression comorbidity. METHODS: This case-control study examined the relationship of exposure to the above drugs and depression comorbidity. Participants were recruited from methadone maintenance clinics, and from the community...
June 27, 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654720/comparing-triggers-to-visual-disturbances-among-individuals-with-positive-vs-negative-experiences-of-hallucinogen-persisting-perception-disorder-hppd-following-lsd-use
#15
Shaul Lev-Ran, Daniel Feingold, Craig Goodman, Arturo G Lerner
BACKGROUND AND OJECTIVE: Exploring differences in visual disturbances and triggers between Hallucinogen-Persisting-Perceptual-Disorder (HPPD) Type I ("positive/benign") and II ("negative/distressing"). METHODS: Forty individuals with HPPD and prior LSD use completed clinical questionnaires. RESULTS: The most common type of visual disturbances among individuals with HPPD I and II was slow movement of still objects and trailing phenomena, respectively...
June 27, 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594448/emotion-dysregulation-as-a-mechanism-linking-anxiety-and-hazardous-drinking-among-latinos-in-primary-care
#16
Daniel J Paulus, Matthew W Gallagher, Andrew H Rogers, Andres G Viana, Monica Garza, Jeanette Valdivieso, Melissa Ochoa-Perez, Chad Lemaire, Jafar Bakhshaie, Michael J Zvolensky
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Research suggests that Latinos experience significantly more mental health and alcohol use problems than non-Latino whites. However, relatively little is known about the mechanisms underlying alcohol use in this population. One factor associated with excessive alcohol use in Latinos is anxiety. A potential explanatory mechanism for this relationship is emotion dysregulation, as emotion dysregulation in the context of anxiety may lead to alcohol use problems/disorders...
June 8, 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594439/genetic-and-psychosocial-predictors-of-alcohol-use-trajectories-among-disaster-exposed-adolescents
#17
Kaitlin Bountress, Carla Kmett Danielson, Vernell Williamson, Vladimir Vladmirov, Joel Gelernter, Kenneth Ruggiero, Ananda Amstadter
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Adolescent alcohol misuse is associated with numerous long-term adverse outcomes, so we examined predictors of alcohol use among disaster-exposed adolescents, a group at-risk for alcohol misuse. METHODS: The current study (n = 332) examined severity of tornado-related exposure, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, emotional support, and a genetic risk sum score (GRSS) as predictors of alcohol use trajectories. RESULTS: Severity of exposure interacted with the GRSS to predict both intercept (12-month follow up quantity of alcohol use) and growth rate...
June 8, 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570773/integrated-care-pathway-for-co-occurring-major-depressive-and-alcohol-use-disorders-outcomes-of-the-first-two-years
#18
Andriy V Samokhvalov, Saima Awan, Tony P George, Julie Irving, Bernard Le Foll, Steve Perrotta, Charlotte Probst, Peter Voore, Jürgen Rehm
BACKGROUND: Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) are highly prevalent, comorbid, and have significant impact on morbidity, mortality, and socioeconomic burden in Canada. Combined psycho- and pharmacotherapies for both conditions promise better outcomes than treatment as usual (TAU). At the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada, we developed and implemented an Integrated Care Pathway (ICP) specifically for treatment of concurrent MDD and AUD...
June 1, 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570753/screening-for-adult-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-in-high-dose-benzodiazepine-dependent-patients
#19
Stefano Tamburin, Angela Federico, Laura Morbioli, Marco Faccini, Rebecca Casari, Lorenzo Zamboni, Giuseppe Briguglio, Fabio Lugoboni
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is frequent in patients with substance use disorders (SUD), but information on its prevalence in high-dose benzodiazepine (BZD) dependence is lacking. We estimated the prevalence of adult ADHD in a group of treatment-seeking high-dose BZD dependent patients according to a valid screening tool, and explored the demographic and clinical characteristics of patients that screened positive for ADHD (ADHD+) in comparison to those that screened negative (ADHD-)...
June 1, 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558131/an-association-between-genetic-variation-in-the-glutamatergic-system-and-suicide-attempts-in-alcohol-dependent-individuals
#20
Sylwia Fudalej, Anna Klimkiewicz, Anna Mach, Andrzej Jakubczyk, Marcin Fudalej, Krystyna Wasilewska, Anna Podgórska, Paweł Krajewski, Rafał Płoski, Marcin Wojnar
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Pathological alterations of glutamatergic systems were observed in neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders. There is some evidence that this system may be involved in the genetic vulnerability to suicide. The aim of the present study was to analyze possible relationship between the GRIN2B polymorphism and suicidal behavior. We hypothesized that this genetic factor may be associated with suicide attempts in alcohol-dependent patients and with death by suicide...
May 30, 2017: American Journal on Addictions
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