Tag: substance use disorder

1. In this cohort study, almost half of the psychiatric presentations to the emergency department (ED) had not received outpatient mental health care in the previous 2 years. 2. Male patients who presented with substance use disorder from rural communities were less likely to have previously received psychiatric outpatient care. Evidence...
2 Minute Medicine is pleased to announce that we are launching Wellness Check, a new series dedicated to exploring new research evidence focused on wellness. Each week, we will report on articles examining different aspects of wellness, including (but not limited to) nutrition, sleep, reproductive health, substance use and...
Section 3: Psychedelics for substance use disorders Psychedelics are viewed by some as the perpetuation of drug misuse and abuse. However, literature tends to suggest that these treatments can reduce use of other drugs, such as opioids, cannabis, and stimulants. Both animal and human studies suggest that there is no...
1. Patients who received navigation services had significantly fewer inpatient readmissions and emergency department visits compared to those who received standard care. 2. Those who received navigation services were faster to enter treatment for substance use disorder compared to those who received standard care. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Repeated...
1. Combinatorial naltrexone and bupropion treatment were shown to have a higher response than placebo for patients with methamphetamine use disorder. 2. Furthermore, a higher adverse event frequency of nausea, dizziness, and tremor was seen with the combinatorial treatment. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Methamphetamine use disorder is highly prevalent...
1. Out of 43 interventions, acamprosate was the only intervention associated with greater likelihood of alcohol abstinence compared to placebo. 2. Acomprosate, naltrexone, and acomprosate-naltrexone were associated with lower dropout rates compared to placebo. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Excessive alcohol consumption has long been associated with a number of...
1. Patients with co-occurring substance use disorder and depression were less likely to received guideline-concordant treatment for depression, both in terms of pharmacology and psychotherapy, when compared with patients with depression alone. Evidence Level Rating: 2 (Good) It is not uncommon to find depression and substance use disorders (SUD) co-occurring, and...