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Why are Bipolar Disorder and Substance Use Often Mentioned Together?

Naltrexone (ReVia™) is an FDA-approved medication designed to decrease cravings for alcohol. Maxwell and Shinderman (2000) reviewed the use of naltrexone in the treatment of alcoholism in 72 patients with major mental disorders, including bipolar disorder and major depression. Eighty-two percent of patients stayed on naltrexone for at least 8 weeks, 11 percent discontinued the …

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The Ultimate Guide to Microdosing Psychedelics

This comes in contrast to a conventional macro dose — which is a large dose with the goal of producing a psychedelic experience. In a 2019 study, around one-fifth of participants who completed an online survey reported experiencing negative side effects, mostly psychological ones, while under the influence of LSD. The accepted definition of substance …

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Alcohol Toxicity and Withdrawal Alcohol Toxicity and Withdrawal MSD Manual Professional Edition

One of the most widely used such tables in forensic science and legal medicine was constructed by Professor Kurt M. Dubowski (1921–2016) from the University of Oklahoma (10). In severe withdrawal and toxicity, symptoms may resemble those of central nervous system injury or infection. Because concomitant medical and surgical conditions can occur simultaneously with alcohol …

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Outpatient Detoxification of the Addicted or Alcoholic Patient

Current pharmaceutical and behavioral treatments may assist patients in reducing alcohol use or facilitating alcohol abstinence. Although recent research has expanded understanding of alcohol use disorder, more research is needed to identify the neurobiological, genetic and epigenetic, psychological, social, and environmental factors most critical in the etiology and treatment of this disease. Implementation of this …

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