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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730987/stigma-associated-with-medication-treatment-for-young-adults-with-opioid-use-disorder-a-case-series
#1
Scott E Hadland, Tae Woo Park, Sarah M Bagley
BACKGROUND: Opioid-related overdose deaths have risen sharply among young adults. Despite this increase, access to evidence-based medication for opioid agonist treatment (OAT) for youth remains low. Among older adults, barriers to OAT include the paucity of buprenorphine-waivered prescribers and low rates of prescribing among waivered physicians. We have increasingly found in our clinical practice significant stigma related to using OAT to treat addiction for young adults. In this series, we describe three cases of young adults who faced significant stigma related to their treatment...
May 7, 2018: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690936/under-one-roof-identification-evaluation-and-treatment-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-in-addiction-care
#2
LETTER
Stephen A Martin, Jordon Bosse, Amanda Wilson, Phyllis Losikoff, Lisa Chiodo
For over a decade, the vast majority of new hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections have been among young people who inject drugs (PWID). Well-characterized gaps in chronic HCV diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment have resulted in fewer than 5% of PWID receiving HCV treatment. While interferon-based treatment may have intentionally been foregone during part of this time in anticipation of improved oral therapies, the overall pattern points to deficiencies and treatment exclusions in the health care system. Treatment for HCV with all-oral, highly effective direct-acting antiviral medication for 12 weeks or less is now the standard of care, putting renewed focus on effective delivery of care...
April 25, 2018: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669599/mindfulness-based-treatment-of-addiction-current-state-of-the-field-and-envisioning-the-next-wave-of-research
#3
REVIEW
Eric L Garland, Matthew O Howard
Contemporary advances in addiction neuroscience have paralleled increasing interest in the ancient mental training practice of mindfulness meditation as a potential therapy for addiction. In the past decade, mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) have been studied as a treatment for an array addictive behaviors, including drinking, smoking, opioid misuse, and use of illicit substances like cocaine and heroin. This article reviews current research evaluating MBIs as a treatment for addiction, with a focus on findings pertaining to clinical outcomes and biobehavioral mechanisms...
April 18, 2018: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628018/barriers-and-facilitators-affecting-the-implementation-of-substance-use-screening-in-primary-care-clinics-a-qualitative-study-of-patients-providers-and-staff
#4
Jennifer McNeely, Pritika C Kumar, Traci Rieckmann, Erica Sedlander, Sarah Farkas, Christine Chollak, Joseph L Kannry, Aida Vega, Eva A Waite, Lauren A Peccoralo, Richard N Rosenthal, Dennis McCarty, John Rotrosen
BACKGROUND: Alcohol and drug use are leading causes of morbidity and mortality that frequently go unidentified in medical settings. As part of a multi-phase study to implement electronic health record-integrated substance use screening in primary care clinics, we interviewed key clinical stakeholders to identify current substance use screening practices, barriers to screening, and recommendations for its implementation. METHODS: Focus groups and individual interviews were conducted with 67 stakeholders, including patients, primary care providers (faculty and resident physicians), nurses, and medical assistants, in two urban academic health systems...
April 9, 2018: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606129/adherence-intervention-for-hiv-infected-persons-who-use-drugs-adaptation-open-trial-and-pilot-randomized-hybrid-type-1-trial-protocol
#5
Kasey Claborn, Sara Becker, Don Operario, Steve Safren, Josiah D Rich, Susan Ramsey
BACKGROUND: HIV-infected people who use drugs (PWUD) exhibit the highest rates of non-adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) among people living with HIV. This contributes to poor treatment outcomes, increased morbidity and mortality, and HIV transmission. However, current interventions fail to address the unique barriers to adherence faced by this population. Life Steps is a brief, single session intervention that demonstrated increased ART adherence among HIV-infected individuals...
April 2, 2018: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29592801/standardised-alcohol-screening-in-primary-health-care-services-targeting-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-peoples-in-australia
#6
REVIEW
M Mofizul Islam, Helen T Oni, K S Kylie Lee, Noel Hayman, Scott Wilson, Kristie Harrison, Beth Hummerston, Rowena Ivers, Katherine M Conigrave
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) around Australia have been asked to standardise screening for unhealthy drinking. Accordingly, screening with the 3-item AUDIT-C (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test-Consumption) tool has become a national key performance indicator. Here we provide an overview of suitability of AUDIT-C and other brief alcohol screening tools for use in ACCHSs. METHODS: All peer-reviewed literature providing original data on validity, acceptability or feasibility of alcohol screening tools among Indigenous Australians was reviewed...
March 29, 2018: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29592800/evaluation-of-the-effect-of-methamphetamine-on-traumatic-injury-complications-and-outcomes
#7
Michael M Neeki, Fanglong Dong, Lidia Liang, Jake Toy, Braeden Carrico, Nina Jabourian, Arnold Sin, Farabi Hussain, Sharon Brown, Keyvan Safdari, Rodney Borger, David Wong
BACKGROUND: This study investigates the impact of methamphetamine use on trauma patient outcomes. METHODS: This retrospective study analyzed patients between 18 and 55 years old presenting to a single trauma center in San Bernardino County, CA who sustained traumatic injury during the 10-year study period (January 1st, 2005 to December 31st, 2015). Routine serum ethanol levels and urine drug screens (UDS) were completed on all trauma patients. Exclusion criteria included patients with an elevated serum ethanol level (> 0 mg/dL)...
March 29, 2018: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29534735/how-do-people-with-mood-and-anxiety-disorders-perceive-and-interpret-the-drinking-motives-questionnaire-a-think-aloud-study-in-a-clinical-setting
#8
Christina Nehlin, Margareta Wennberg, Caisa Öster
BACKGROUND: Research has identified drinking motives as the final common pathway to alcohol use, and associations between specific drinking motives and drinking patterns have consistently been demonstrated. Data on drinking motives can be used for research, in the planning of prevention strategies and for treatment purposes. The Drinking Motives Questionnaire-Revised (DMQ-R) has become the most used measure of drinking motives. So far, the questionnaire has not been investigated with qualitative methods...
March 14, 2018: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530080/substance-use-and-the-hiv-care-continuum-important-advances
#9
EDITORIAL
P Todd Korthuis, E Jennifer Edelman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 12, 2018: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29482632/development-and-differentiability-of-three-brief-interventions-for-risky-alcohol-use-that-include-varying-doses-of-motivational-interviewing
#10
Jennifer E Hettema, Stephanie A Cockrell, Abigail Reeves, Karen S Ingersoll, Paula J Lum, Richard Saitz, Cristina M Murray-Krezan, Valerie A Carrejo
BACKGROUND: While brief intervention (BI) for risky alcohol use generally yields positive effects among those identified by screening, effect sizes are small and there is unexplained heterogeneity in outcome. The heterogeneity may be related to differences in intervention style and content, including elements of motivational interviewing (MI). To date, it has been difficult to interpret the role of MI in BI and these gaps in knowledge interfere with efforts to train, disseminate and implement BI that retains and maximizes efficacy...
February 27, 2018: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467033/correction-to-testing-the-effectiveness-of-a-motivational-interviewing-based-brief-intervention-for-substance-use-as-an-adjunct-to-usual-care-in-community-based-aids-service-organizations-study-protocol-for-a-multisite-randomized-controlled-trial
#11
Bryan R Garner, Heather J Gotham, Stephen J Tueller, Elizabeth L Ball, David Kaiser, Patricia Stilen, Kathryn Speck, Denna Vandersloot, Traci R Rieckmann, Michael Chaple, Erika G Martin, Steve Martino
Upon publication of the original article.
February 21, 2018: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409539/eligibility-for-heroin-assisted-treatment-hat-among-people-who-inject-opioids-and-are-living-with-hiv-in-a-canadian-setting
#12
Jan Klimas, Huiru Dong, Nadia Fairbairn, Eugenia Socías, Rolando Barrios, Evan Wood, Thomas Kerr, Julio Montaner, M-J Milloy
OBJECTIVES: A growing body of evidence supports the effectiveness of injectable diacetylmorphine (i.e., heroin) for individuals with treatment-refractory opioid use disorder. Despite this evidence, and the increasing toll of opioid-associated morbidity and mortality, it remains controversial in some settings. To investigate the possible contribution of heroin-assisted treatment (HAT) to HIV treatment-related outcomes, we sought to estimate the proportion and characteristics of HIV-positive people who inject opioids that might be eligible for HAT in Vancouver, Canada...
February 7, 2018: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353555/racial-ethnic-differences-in-the-association-between-alcohol-use-and-mortality-among-men-living-with-hiv
#13
Kara M Bensley, Kathleen A McGinnis, David A Fiellin, Adam J Gordon, Kevin L Kraemer, Kendall J Bryant, E Jennifer Edelman, Stephen Crystal, Julie R Gaither, P Todd Korthuis, Brandon D L Marshall, India J Ornelas, K C Gary Chan, Julia C Dombrowski, John C Fortney, Amy C Justice, Emily C Williams
BACKGROUND: Increasing alcohol use is associated with increased risk of mortality among patients living with HIV (PLWH). This association varies by race/ethnicity among general outpatients, but racial/ethnic variation has not been investigated among PLWH, among whom racial/ethnic minorities are disproportionately represented. METHODS: VA electronic health record data from the Veterans Aging Cohort Study (2008-2012) were used to describe and compare mortality rates across race/ethnicity and levels of alcohol use defined by the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test-Consumption (AUDIT-C) questionnaire...
January 22, 2018: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338767/effect-of-exercise-versus-cognitive-behavioural-therapy-or-no-intervention-on-anxiety-depression-fitness-and-quality-of-life-in-adults-with-previous-methamphetamine-dependency-a-systematic-review
#14
REVIEW
Linzette Morris, Jessica Stander, Wardah Ebrahim, Stephanie Eksteen, Orissa Anna Meaden, Ané Ras, Annemarie Wessels
BACKGROUND: Methamphetamine (MA) is a highly addictive psychostimulant used by approximately 52 million people worldwide. Chronic MA abuse leads to detrimental physiological and neurological changes, as well as increases in anxiety and depression, and decreases in overall fitness and quality of life. Exercise has been reported to possibly reverse physiological and neurological damage caused by previous MA use, and to reduce anxiety and depression in this population. The aim of this systematic review was to identify, clinically appraise and synthesise the available evidence for the effectiveness of exercise, compared to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), standard care or no intervention, on decreasing anxiety and depression and improving fitness and quality of life in previous MA users...
January 16, 2018: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29370875/substance-use-patterns-and-in-hospital-care-of-adolescents-and-young-adults-attending-music-concerts
#15
Stephanie M Ruest, Alexander M Stephan, Peter T Masiakos, Paul D Biddinger, Carlos A Camargo, Sigmund Kharasch
BACKGROUND: Few studies describe medical complaints and substance use patterns related to attending music concerts. As such, the objective of this study is to describe patient demographics, substance use and intoxication patterns, and medical interventions provided to adolescents and young adults assessed in an emergency department (ED) for complaints directly related to concert attendance. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of patients 13-30 years old who were transported to the ED directly from music concerts between January 2011 and December 2015 was conducted...
January 9, 2018: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29254500/developing-adaptive-interventions-for-adolescent-substance-use-treatment-settings-protocol-of-an-observational-mixed-methods-project
#16
Sean Grant, Denis Agniel, Daniel Almirall, Q Burkhart, Sarah B Hunter, Daniel F McCaffrey, Eric R Pedersen, Rajeev Ramchand, Beth Ann Griffin
BACKGROUND: Over 1.6 million adolescents in the United States meet criteria for substance use disorders (SUDs). While there are promising treatments for SUDs, adolescents respond to these treatments differentially in part based on the setting in which treatments are delivered. One way to address such individualized response to treatment is through the development of adaptive interventions (AIs): sequences of decision rules for altering treatment based on an individual's needs. This protocol describes a project with the overarching goal of beginning the development of AIs that provide recommendations for altering the setting of an adolescent's substance use treatment...
December 19, 2017: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229000/changes-in-specific-substance-involvement-scores-among-sbirt-recipients-in-an-hiv-primary-care-setting
#17
Carol Dawson-Rose, Jessica E Draughon, Yvette Cuca, Roland Zepf, Emily Huang, Bruce A Cooper, Paula J Lum
BACKGROUND: Substance use is common among people living with HIV (PLHIV) and is associated with worse outcomes along the HIV care continuum. One potentially effective clinic-based approach to addressing unhealthy substance use is screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT). METHODS: We conducted a two-arm randomized trial to examine the effects of a self-administered, computerized SBIRT intervention compared to a clinician-administered SBIRT intervention in an HIV primary clinic...
December 12, 2017: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212532/delivery-of-screening-and-brief-intervention-for-unhealthy-alcohol-use-in-an-urban-academic-federally-qualified-health-center
#18
Marcus A Bachhuber, Megan A O'Grady, Henry Chung, Charles J Neighbors, Joseph DeLuca, Elenita M D'Aloia, Arelis Diaz, Chinazo O Cunningham
BACKGROUND: Screening and brief intervention (SBI) for unhealthy drinking has not been widely implemented in primary care partly due to reliance on physicians to perform it. METHODS: We implemented a model of nursing staff-delivered SBI for unhealthy drinking for adult patients receiving primary care at an academically-affiliated Federally Qualified Health Center in the Bronx, NY. Our model consisted of nursing staff screening all patients with the alcohol use disorders identification test consumption questions (AUDIT-C) and, if screening positive, providing BI or referral to specialty services...
December 7, 2017: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202872/patterns-of-hiv-testing-drug-use-and-sexual-behaviors-in-people-who-use-drugs-findings-from-a-community-based-outreach-program-in-phnom-penh-cambodia
#19
Gitau Mburu, Chanrith Ngin, Sovannary Tuot, Pheak Chhoun, Khuondyla Pal, Siyan Yi
BACKGROUND: People who use drugs are an important priority for HIV programs. However, data related to their utilization of HIV services are limited. This paper reports patterns of HIV testing, drug use, and risk and service perception among people who use drugs. Study participants were receiving HIV and harm reduction services from a community-based program in Phnom Penh, comprised of itinerant peer-led outreach and static drop-in centers. METHODS: This was a mixed-methods study conducted in 2014, comprising of a quantitative survey using a structured questionnaire, followed by two focus group discussions among a sub-sample of survey participants...
December 5, 2017: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198186/screening-in-trauma-for-opioid-misuse-prevention-stomp-study-protocol-for-the-development-of-an-opioid-risk-screening-tool-for-victims-of-injury
#20
Randall Brown, Brienna Deyo, Chelsea Riley, Andrew Quanbeck, Joseph E Glass, Rebecca Turpin, Scott Hetzel, Christopher Nicholas, Maireni Cruz, Suresh Agarwal
BACKGROUND: Opioid addiction and overdose are epidemic in the U.S. Victims of traumatic injury are at greater than average risk for opioid misuse and related complications. Potential risk screens and preventive interventions in this clinical population remain under-investigated. The current project seeks to develop and pilot the implementation of a screening tool for opioid risk at American College of Surgeons (ACS) Level I and Level II trauma centers. METHODS: The project began with an online survey, which was sent to Wisconsin trauma center medical directors and trauma coordinators for the purpose of gathering information on current substance use screening practices...
December 4, 2017: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
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