(65,66) It is thought that by disrupting 'drug memory' reconsolidation, when the 'drug memory' is particularly labile, we might be able to attenuate drug dependence
and this theory has been tested in rodents.
is a disorder that can be treated effectively but, unfortunately, the large majority of persons who need it do not have access to treatment," says Dr Shekhar Saxena, Director of the WHO's Department for Mental Health and Substance Abuse in Geneva.
The joint programme encompasses providing access to drug dependence
treatment to the Arab region through NRC as the treatment hub.
Such correction for under-reporting changed the rank order of PAF of alcohol consumption and drug dependence
. Before correction, alcohol consumption appeared to be responsible for 1.7% of low Apgar scores, for example, compared with 1.3% for drug dependence
; after correction, alcohol consumption accounted for 3.4% of low Apgar scores, a smaller proportion than that associated with drug dependence
The topics include pharmacokinetics, immune responses and immuno-suppressant drugs, amino acid transmitters in the central nervous system, drug dependence
and drug abuse, and anti-fungal and anthelminthic drugs.
The Intel ISEF Addiction Science Awards were presented at an awards ceremony last night by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, and Friends of NIDA, a group that supports NIDA's mission, and educates policy makers, health professionals and the general public about advances achieved from the investments in biomedical and behavioral research related to finding a cure for and eliminating drug dependence
The conditions are certain neurologic disorders, stroke, chronic alcohol and other drug dependence
, certain autoimmune disorders, cancer excluding precancer conditions, certain cardiovascular disorders, chronic heart failure, dementia, diabetes mellitus, end-stage liver disease, end-stage renal disease requiring dialysis, certain severe hematologic disorders, HIV/AIDS, certain chronic lung disorders, and certain chronic and disabling mental health conditions.
"Virtually 100% of patients who get opioids for chronic pain will develop two signs of true drug dependence
: physiologic tolerance and withdrawal symptoms if the drug is removed.
Both alcohol use disorders (i.e., alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence) and drug use disorders (drug abuse and drug dependence
) are influenced by several factors.
Before establishing a lobbying firm, Ann was the Executive Director of the Maryland Chapter of the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence
. She also spent ten years as an advocate for Action for the Homeless/Center for Poverty Solutions.
WHO Expert Committee on drug dependence
, Thirty-fourth Report (World Health Organization, Geneva) 2006.24 pages.
It will be a very valuable resource to individuals with a drug dependence
problem, their family members and friends, health educators and counselors, undergraduate and graduate lecturers, and students.