Tag Archives: Addiction
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Addiction Interventions for Injection Drug Use-Associated Infective Endocarditis (video)

Injection drug use has sparked an increase in endocarditis. Patients hospitalized with injection drug use-associated infective endocarditis had high rates of readmission, recurrent infective endocarditis and death. Despite this, addiction interventions were suboptimal. In this video, Editor-in-chief Dr. Joseph Alpert and Assistant Editor Alexandra Queen discuss new research on injection drug use-associated infective endocarditis. Read […]

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Recognizing & Treating People on Spice (video)

Spice is a dangerous street drug that can cause psychotic breaks and even death. It is sold in head shops and known as “synthetic cannabinoids”, but spice is not marijuana. In this interview, Dr. Joseph S. Alpert, editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Medicine, talks about spice and gives advice to clinicians on how to […]

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Lessons from the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Applied to Addiction

From Documenting Death to Comprehensive Care: Applying Lessons from the HIV/AIDS Epidemic to Addiction In recent years, we have seen a rising tide of deaths documented in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that bears a chilling familiarity to the early years of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) epidemic. These deaths […]

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