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Alcohol use and high-risk drinking has increased among US adults

Alcohol use and high-risk drinking has increased among US adults

Increases were greatest among women, older adults, racial/ethnic minorities, and individuals with lower educational level and family income.

Sexually risky behavior more common in women with mental disorders than in men

Women with mental illness engage in significantly more sexually risky behaviors than men, and personality risk scores are a significant predictor of total sex acts for women but not men.

Psychiatry Opinion

Could "safe consumption sites" help the heroin epidemic in the US?

"Safe consumption sites" are medically-supervised venues where heroin users can inject heroin in clean, safe, and medically-supervised facilities.

When a young friend overdoses

Experiencing the loss of a friend brings a new perspective to working in addiction medicine.

Clinical Feature

Healthcare issues of the LGBT community: What the primary care clinician should know

Healthcare issues of the LGBT community: What the primary care clinician should know

A greater understanding of the healthcare issues specific to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community may improve the quality of care.

Diagnosing anxiety 
disorders in primary care

Diagnosing anxiety 
disorders in primary care

The challenge associated with assessing for anxiety disorders is that the clinical features of one disorder can closely resemble those of another.

The safe use of opioids in the treatment of pain

The safe use of opioids in the treatment of pain

To minimize the risk of abuse and addiction, evidence-based prescribing practices must be used when treating acute and chronic pain with opioids.

Slideshows

Eight apps for a healthy holiday

Eight apps for a healthy holiday

With the holiday season in full swing, clinicians and patients alike face difficulties in staying healthy and happy. Click through ...

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