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DSM-5 Disorders

USP1111-MDD-T1Marijuana addiction often is questioned, debated and dismissed as beneficial, not addicting and without serious adverse effects. However, examining the evidence derived from clinical practice and scientific research as illustrated and validated in the diagnostic criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, fifth edition, (DSM-5), marijuana is highly addicting, harmful and dangerous as other drugs of addiction.

Marijuana: Clinical, Research, Policy

Drug addiction is the newest threat to the youth health and quality of life in global spectrum. World Health Organization (WHO) has been postulated the term ‘Substance abuse’ for such drug addiction related psychotic anomalies, which is taking lives of in an increasing rate. Only in USA, it has been seen in a study by National Center for Health Statistics that, from 2002 to 2015 there was a 2.2-fold increase in the total number of drug overdose deaths, which is a warning concern.index

Amphetamines: Potential Drug

Amphetamines are central nervous system (CNS) stimulants and belong to psychoactive drugs that affect chemicals in the brain, nerves and exert a constant contribution to hyperactivity and impulse control. The communal group of amphetamines comprises amphetamine, dextroamphetamine and methamphetamine. Amphetamines show its action on the mesolimbic dopaminergic reward system by inducing release of dopamine and to some extent norepinephrine, in the synaptic clefts of the nucleus accumbens and other terminal areas. Read @ Addiction ResearchxAmphetamine.png.pagespeed.ic.EoSJ_YsxHD.png

Experiences of Residential SUD Care Participants

The objective of the qualitative study reported in this paper was to expand knowledge of substance use disorder (SUD) care best practices, by examining the experiences of residential SUD care participants with user-involvement/oriented care models. These included person-centered, shared decision-making, recovery model and patient/person participation. Stress and Traumaindex