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Addiction

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With gambling addiction on the rise, more people than ever are starting to suffer serious health problems connected to their compulsion. 

WHO retracts opioid guidelines amid allegations

WHO retracted the guidelines amid allegations that drug manufacturers had undue influence on their development.  

Addiction prescription

PHE publishes the first ever review of dependence and withdrawal problems associated with five classes of medicines.

Benzodiazepines prescribed more in deprived areas, study confirms

Researchers found prescribing rates were 45 per cent higher in the most deprived populations compared to the least.

PHE warns of prescription drug dependence crisis

Social deprivation and lack of access to information are potential factors in prescription drug dependence.

Drug misuse deaths in Wales highest ever

The highest number of drug misuse deaths ever – 208 – were registered in Wales in 2018.

Drug overdose now biggest killer of middle-aged men

Suicide is no longer the biggest killer of men in the 35-49 age group, the Office of National Statistics has found.

Alprazolam misuse highlighted in young

Young people are especially likely to misuse alprazolam resulting in short-term toxicity and long-term dependence, research finds.

Treating tobacco dependance

This CPD module provides an overview of helping patients deal with tobacco dependance and the latest NICE guidelines.



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