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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904544/changing-beliefs-and-behaviors-related-to-sexually-transmitted-diseases-in-vulnerable-women-a-qualitative-study
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Zahra Boroumandfar, Masoud Kianpour, Ali Zargham, Samereh Abdoli, Katayoun Tayeri, Mehrdad Salehi, Godratollah Momeni, Farzin Khorvash
BACKGROUND: The first step in health education is awareness of the people and their acceptance to change their behavior. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effects of empowerment program towards the concept of self-care and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in women at risk of STDs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study was conducted as a qualitative approach (step of action and observation of an action) by using conventional content analysis method...
July 2017: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895615/-methamphetamine-use-in-central-germany-a-qualitative-study-on-consumer-groups-and-motives-from-the-experts-perspective
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Laura Hoffmann, Nadine Schumann, Matthias Richter
Background Methamphetamine is one of the most consumed illegal drugs worldwide. In Germany, Methamphetamine shows the highest rates of growth in comparison to other illegal substances in recent years. Particularly Central Germany has been struck by a high rise in consumption. International studies indicate that there is no specific group of people that can be identified as Methamphetamine users. Different consumption patterns in terms of Methamphetamine use can be identified within various social groups. This qualitative study will explore different consumer groups among methamphetamine users, their motives, and how they differ by drug addiction type...
September 11, 2017: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886172/use-of-alcohol-and-drugs-with-addiction-potential-among-older-women-and-men-in-a-population-based-study-the-nord-tr%C3%A3-ndelag-health-study-2006-2008-hunt3
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Kjerstin Tevik, Geir Selbæk, Knut Engedal, Arnfinn Seim, Steinar Krokstad, Anne-S Helvik
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the consumption habits of older adults in Norway with respect to alcohol and the use of drugs with addiction potential, such as benzodiazepines, z-hypnotics and opioids, among regular drinkers. We studied the prevalence of self-reported consumption of alcohol on a regular basis in community-living older men and women (≥ 65 years). Furthermore, we investigated the prevalence of dispensed prescribed drugs with addiction potential in older men and women who were regular drinkers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857643/opioid-prescribing-in-rural-family-practices-a-qualitative-study
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Ivy A Click, Jeri Ann Basden, Joy M Bohannon, Heather Anderson, Fred Tudiver
BACKGROUND: Rural Tennessee, especially rural East Tennessee has seen a dramatic increase in rates of controlled drug prescriptions and controlled drug overdose deaths in recent years. However, little is known about the individual decisions to prescribe or continue prescriptions with relation to addiction concerns. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to learn more about what factors lead to physicians' prescribing control drugs for non-cancer pain through the use of focus groups...
August 31, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852634/association-between-tooth-loss-and-opium-addiction-results-of-a-community-based-study-on-5900-adult-individuals-in-south-east-of-iran-in-2015
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Tayebeh Malek Mohammadi, Naimeh Hasheminejad, Hamid Reza Salari, Mohammad Reza Rostamizadeh, Hamid Najafipour
BACKGROUND: Like any other drug abuse, opium use is known to have detrimental effects on oral health. Oral hygiene neglect in opium users can lead to tooth loss resulting in further functional, esthetic, and dieting problems. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the association between tooth loss and opium addiction in a large-scale population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was part of an extensive study related to the risk factors of cardiovascular disease and conducted by the center for physiological research during 2012-2015 in Kerman...
July 2017: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838011/-bio-psycho-social-characteristics-and-therapeutic-aspects-of-methamphetamine-dependent-women-gender-specific-results-of-a-systematic-literature-search
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Stefanie Neumann, Michael Soyka, Andreas G Franke
Subject Compared to other illicit drugs Methamphetamine (MethA) is used more frequently by women than by men. Assuming the biopsychosocial etiology model, the dependency is based on several factors in which women and men differ significantly. Systematic gender-differentiated knowledge is missing until today. Method Based on a database research (PUBMED) the review examines biological, social and psychological as well as therapeutic aspects in MethA-dependent women. Results MethA-induced cognitive disturbance appear to have severer manifestations in women than in men...
August 24, 2017: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837420/relationship-between-childhood-bullying-and-addictive-and-anti-social-behaviors-among-adults-in-saudi-arabia-a-cross-sectional-national-study
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Maha Almuneef, Hassan N Saleheen, Nathalie ElChoueiry, Majid A Al-Eissa
Background Bullying is a widespread public health problem among youth with potentially far reaching negative implications. Objective To determine the prevalence of childhood bullying and its association with addictive and anti-social behaviors among adults. Subjects Adults (n = 10,156) aged ≥18 years were invited to participate. Methods A cross-sectional, national study utilizing Adverse Childhood Experiences International Questionnaire (ACE-IQ) was conducted in Saudi Arabia (SA). Odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated for bullying in relation to the outcome...
August 24, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825524/the-female-crack-users-higher-rates-of-social-vulnerability-in-brazil
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Tais Veronica Cardoso Vernaglia, Tatiana Henrique Leite, Sibele Faller, Flavio Pechansky, Felix Henrique Paim Kessler, Marcelo Santos Cruz, Brazilian Crack Group
Female crack users who sought treatment is a hard to find part of the population. We studied socio-demographic and behavioral characteristics of crack users undergoing treatment in psychosocial care centers for alcohol and other drugs in six Brazilian cities. We carried out a cross-sectional study of 816 crack users and collected data with the Addiction Severity Index. Women were more likely to be in vulnerable situations: had worst levels of education, were not receiving money enough to their basic needs; more likely to be HIV positive (10...
August 21, 2017: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777203/a-review-of-alprazolam-use-misuse-and-withdrawal
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Nassima Ait-Daoud, Allan Scott Hamby, Sana Sharma, Derek Blevins
: Alprazolam is one of the most widely prescribed benzodiazepines for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder. Its clinical use has been a point of contention as most addiction specialists consider it to be highly addictive, given its unique psychodynamic properties which limit its clinical usefulness, whereas many primary care physicians continue to prescribe it for longer periods than recommended. Clinical research data has not fully shed light on its "abuse liability," yet it is one of the most frequently prescribed benzodiazepines...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Addiction Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762072/sweet-taste-liking-is-associated-with-subjective-response-to-amphetamine-in-women-but-not-men
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Jessica Weafer, Nicholas Lyon, Donald Hedeker, Harriet de Wit
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVE: Preference for sweet taste rewards has been linked to the propensity for drug use in both animals and humans. Here, we tested the association between sweet taste liking and sensitivity to amphetamine reward in healthy adults. We hypothesized that sweet likers would report greater euphoria and stimulation following D-amphetamine (20 mg) compared to sweet dislikers. METHODS: Men (n = 36) and women (n = 34) completed a sweet taste test in which they rated their liking of various concentrations of sucrose and filtered water (0...
July 31, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735078/revisiting-the-role-of-the-insula-and-smoking-cue-reactivity-in-relapse-a-replication-and-extension-of-neuroimaging-findings
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A C Janes, J M Gilman, M Radoman, G Pachas, M Fava, A E Evins
INTRODUCTION: The ability to direct smoking cessation treatment based on neuroscientific findings holds incredible promise. However, there is a strong need for consistency across studies to confirm neurobiological targets. While our prior work implicated enhanced insula reactivity to smoking cues in tobacco smoking relapse vulnerability, this finding has not been confirmed. METHOD: Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), we evaluated the pre-cessation brain reactivity to smoking vs...
October 1, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715290/trainees-knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-towards-caring-for-the-substance-exposed-mother-infant-dyad
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Davida M Schiff, Barry Zuckerman, Elisha M Wachman, Megan Bair-Merritt
BACKGROUND: As rates of substance use disorder during pregnancy rise, pediatric trainees are increasingly caring for infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). This study evaluated the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of trainees caring for substance-exposed newborns and their families, comparing differences by level and type of training, and personal experience with addiction or trauma. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of medical students and pediatric, medicine/pediatric, and family medicine residents in 2015-2106...
July 17, 2017: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700118/factors-associated-with-attrition-rate-in-a-supportive-care-service-for-substance-using-pregnant-women-in-brazil
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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
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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/28672410/-prescription-of-benzodiazepines-and-z-drugs-by-german-general-practitioners-a-cross-sectional-study
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Dirk Moßhammer, Hannah Haumann, Rainer Muche, David Scheub, Stefanie Joos, Gunter Laux
Background Due to their addictive potential, benzodiazepine (BZ) and non-benzodiazepine-agonists (NBZ, so-called Z-drugs) should be taken no longer than 6 weeks. BZ and NBZ are primarily prescribed by general practitioners (GPs). Therefore, we aimed to analyze GPs' data on the patients collective, the amount of BZ/NBZ prescribed and the rate of private prescriptions. Methods We analyzed person years of 2-year intervals from 2009 to 2014 of the primary care CONTENT register that contains routine data from 31 general practitioners' practices...
July 3, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660996/models-of-cognitive-functions-with-respect-to-selected-parameters-of-functional-state-of-the-thyroid-gland-in-post-menopausal-women
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Mariusz Gujski, Jarosław Pinkas, Mariusz Witczak, Alfred Owoc, Iwona Bojar
INTRODUCTION: The objective of the study was the development of models of cognitive functions in a group of post-menopausal women, according to the concentration of the selected laboratory parameters evaluating the functional state of the thyroid gland. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was conducted during 2012-2014, and covered women aged 50-65 years, minimum two years after the last menstruation, without chronic diseases, cancerous diseases, mental disorders, addiction to drugs or alcohol, and who did not use hormone replacement therapy...
2017: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641975/engendering-drug-problems-materialising-gender-in-the-dudit-and-other-screening-and-diagnostic-apparatuses
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Robyn Dwyer, Suzanne Fraser
It is widely accepted that alcohol and other drug consumption is profoundly gendered. Just where this gendering is occurring, however, remains the subject of debate. We contend that one important and overlooked site where the gendering of substance consumption and addiction is taking place is through AOD research itself: in particular, through the addiction screening and diagnostic tools designed to measure and track substance consumption and problems within populations. These tools establish key criteria and set numerical threshold scores for the identification of problems...
June 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624586/modeling-the-development-of-drug-addiction-in-male-and-female-animals
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Wendy J Lynch
An increasing emphasis has been placed on the development and use of animal models of addiction that capture defining features of human drug addiction, including escalation/binge drug use, enhanced motivation for the drug, preference for the drug over other reward options, use despite negative consequences, and enhanced drug-seeking/relapse vulnerability. The need to examine behavior in both males and females has also become apparent given evidence demonstrating that the addiction process occurs differently in males and females...
June 15, 2017: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570298/the-effect-of-litter-separation-on-methamphetamine-conditioned-place-preference-in-post-partum-dams
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Candace R Lewis, Allison N Baker, Paulette Fennig, Phoebe Conrad, Lyndsay Hess, Ryan M Bastle, M Foster Olive
Methamphetamine (METH) abuse among women has recently increased to levels comparable to those observed in men. Although studies using animal models of addiction have begun to include more female subjects, examination of the effects of drugs of abuse on post-partum females is currently lacking. This is especially important in light of the significant hormonal and neurobiological changes that accompany pregnancy and rearing experiences. Furthermore, stress in a known factor in addiction vulnerability and the post-partum experience in the clinical population can be highly stressful...
September 2017: Behavioural Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558858/adolescents-from-upper-middle-class-communities-substance-misuse-and-addiction-across-early-adulthood
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Suniya S Luthar, Phillip J Small, Lucia Ciciolla
In this prospective study of upper middle class youth, we document frequency of alcohol and drug use, as well as diagnoses of abuse and dependence, during early adulthood. Two cohorts were assessed as high school seniors and then annually across 4 college years (New England Study of Suburban Youth younger cohort [NESSY-Y]), and across ages 23-27 (NESSY older cohort [NESSY-O]; ns = 152 and 183 at final assessments, respectively). Across gender and annual assessments, results showed substantial elevations, relative to norms, for frequency of drunkenness and using marijuana, stimulants, and cocaine...
May 31, 2017: Development and Psychopathology
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