Addiction

Smoking Continues to be “Out”

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Psychological Interventions for Cannabis Addiction

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Despite a large body of evidence providing overwhelming proof that misuse of cannabis can lead to the typical problems of substance abuse (see for example, Budney AJ, Addiction 2006;101(Suppl. 1):125–133; Budney AJ and Hughes JR, Curr Opin Psychiatry 2006;19(3):233–238), some people continue to question the entire concept of cannabis (marijuana) add

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Cannabis by the Numbers: What the Statistics Reveal

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Cannabis is the most commonly used illicit substance in the US About 7% of Americans are current marijuana users compared to less than 1% for cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine (“Results from the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of National Findings” report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrati

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Few Medications Effective for Cannabis Use Disorder

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While many people think marijuana is harmless, some people do become addicted to it. Roughly one million people receive substance abuse treatment for cannabis each year (“Results from the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of National Findings,” report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, http://1.usa

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Cannabis Myths and Facts

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Research Update

Lead Us Not Into Temptation

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New Drug Approved by FDA for Opioid Dependence

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FDA Rejects Implant Option

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Research Update

Self-Medication of Mood Symptoms with Alcohol is a Risk Factor for Alcohol Dependence

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Subject: Alcohol Short Description: Self-Medication of Mood Symptoms with Alcohol is a Risk Factor for Alcohol Dependence Background: Patients often report alcohol use as a way to “self-medicate” mood symptoms. A new study demonstrates that this self-medication may serve as a precursor to the development or persistence of alcohol dependence

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