Poisoning & Drug Dependence Resource Center

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Nicotine Metabolism, Smoking Cessation Tx Success

A new study suggests that the rate at which smokers metabolize nicotine could be a significant factor in guiding smoking cessation treatment.

Fatal ODs From Opioids, Heroin Triple

Fatal overdoses involving opioid analgesics have tripled over the past decade, a new report shows. Deaths from heroin also nearly tripled between 1999-2012.

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Lowest Rate of Adult Cigarette Smoking

The rate of cigarette smoking among adults has decreased from 20.9% in 2005 to 17.8% in 2013, the lowest rate recorded since the start of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) tracking in 1965.

Voluntary E-Cigarette Label Warnings

In a surprising move, major tobacco companies are including some of the strongest health warnings on their e-cigarette packaging that goes beyond the present warnings on cigarettes and other tobacco products.

Fewer Teens Using Illegal Drugs, Alcohol

Illegal drug use among teens in the United States is on the decline, according to a new federal report.

Smoking Cessation and Warfarin Treatment

A case report in the Journal of Pharmacy Practice is the first published instance of a patient that required >30% reduction in weekly warfarin dose after smoking cessation.

Chart: Mixing Alcohol with Medications

Learn more about the pharmacological effects of mixing alcohol and medications.

News

ADHD Linked to Earlier Substance Abuse, HIV-Risk Behaviors

A history of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults is significantly associated with younger ages of initiation for illicit substance use and a greater risk of engagement in recent HIV-risk behaviors such as injection drug use and needle sharing, suggests a new article in the journal Addictive Behaviors.

How Effective Is Drug Therapy in Treating Anxiety and Comorbid Alcohol Use Disorders?

While anxiety disorders frequently co-occur with alcohol dependence, few studies have examined the effects of pharmacotherapy in improving treatment response and reducing symptoms in patients with anxiety disorders that are comorbid with substance use disorders.

Current Smoking Reduces Survival in Prostate Cancer

Current smoking reduces odds of survival in prostate cancer, according to a new study.

AAP Issues Policy Statement on Marijuana Legalization

But supports compassionate use for children with debilitating, terminal illnesses

Toxicity of Tapentadol in Pediatric Patients

Until now, there have been no published studies on the toxicity of tapentadol in pediatric patients.

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