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Case Reports on the Failure of Smoking Marijuana to Prevent Relapse to Use of Opiates in Adolescents/Young Adults With Opiate Use Disorder

Case Reports on the Failure of Smoking Marijuana to Prevent Relapse to Use of Opiates in Adolescents/Young Adults With Opiate Use Disorder Twenty-six adolescent/young adult patients with opioid use disorder smoked marijuana in an attempt to avoid relapse to opiate use. In each case, smoking marijuana increased cravings and urges for opiates and promoted opiate

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Case Reports on the Failure of Smoking Marijuana to Prevent Relapse to Use of Opiates in Adolescents/Young Adults With Opiate Use Disorder

Case Reports on the Failure of Smoking Marijuana to Prevent Relapse to Use of Opiates in Adolescents/Young Adults With Opiate Use Disorder Twenty-six adolescent/young adult patients with opioid use disorder smoked marijuana in an attempt to avoid relapse to opiate use. In each case, smoking marijuana increased cravings and urges for opiates and promoted opiate

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Development Over Time of the PARF for Cannabis Use Disorder in Schizophrenia in Denmark

JAMA Psychiatry just released a new longitudinal study from Denmark regarding the association of between a diagnosis of a cannabis use disorder (CUD) and a diagnosis of Schizophrenia in patients. The nationwide study, “Development Over Time of the Population-Attributable Risk Fraction for Cannabis Use Disorder in Schizophrenia in Denmark” (C. Hjorthøj et.al.) conducted an analysis

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Federal study shows link between pot use, suicide

A year and a half after Michigan’s first pot shops opened, a new study by the federal government shows a link between marijuana use and suicide in young adults. The study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which analyzed data from more than 280,000 people ages 18 to 35, suggests marijuana users thought about

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The nation’s drug problem is commercial recreational pharmacology

The nation’s drug problem is commercial recreational pharmacology Drs. Robert L. DuPont and Sharon Levy have written a brilliant paper that calls on us to view the drug problem as commercial recreational pharmacology, which they define as “the personally controlled use of psychoactive drugs that super-stimulate brain reward for pleasure.” Greater acceptance of drug use

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Marijuana is linked to Suicide – a cause for alarm

Libby Studt, MD an addiction psychiatrist in Colorado and IASIC physician advisory council member published an Op-ED reviewing data that causes alarm. Studt reviewed data from large patient studies in the Veteran’s population, Colorado population, and youth studies. Op:Ed: Are Marijuana Use and Suicide Linked? A review of the data shows there’s cause for alarm. 

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