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Well-being, problematic alcohol consumption and acute subjective drug effects in past-year ayahuasca users: a large, international, self-selecting online survey

Will Lawn,Jaime E. Hallak, Jose A. Crippa, Rafael Dos Santos, Lilla Porffy, Monica J. Barratt, Jason A. Ferris, Adam R. Winstock & Celia J. A. Morgan

Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 15201 (2017)doi:10.1038/s41598-017-14700-6

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-14700-6

GBL / GHB – noch der neue Kick? Das Wichtigste für die Praxis im Überblick

Dr. med. Friedemann Hagenbuch, Facharzt für Psychiatrie, Suchtmedizin

Chefarzt der Klinik für Suchtmedizin, Zentrum für Psychiatrie Emmendingen

Landesärztekammer Baden-Württemberg, o.D.

https://www.aerztekammer-bw.de/10aerzte/05kammern/10laekbw/20ehrenamt/30ausschuesse/suchtmedizin/suchtmedizin/gbl-ghb.pdf

Problematic khat use as a possible risk factor for harmful use of other psychoactive substances: a mixed method study in Ethiopia

Awoke Mihretu, Solomon Teferra and Abebaw Fekadu

Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, 2017, 12:47, doi.org/10.1186/s13011-017-0132-3

https://substanceabusepolicy.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13011-017-0132-3

Psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression: fMRI-measured brain mechanisms

Robin L Carhart-Harris, Leor Roseman, Mark Bolstridge, Lysia Demetriou, J Nienke Pannekoek, Matthew B Wall, Mark Tanner, Mendel Kaelen, John McGonigle, Kevin Murphy, Robert Leech, H Valerie Curran & David J Nutt

Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 13187 (2017), doi:10.1038/s41598-017-13282-7

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-13282-7

Marseille - Kaffee könnte HIV-Patienten, die gleichzeitig mit dem Hepatitis C-Virus infiziert sind, vor einem vorzeitigen Tod an Leberversagen schützen. In einer französischen Kohortenstudie war der Konsum von drei oder mehr Tassen Kaffee am Tag mit einer Halbierung des Sterberisikos verbunden. Noch effektiver war laut der im Journal of Hepatology (2017; doi: 10.1016/j.jhep.2017.08.005) publizierten Studie eine medikamentöse Ausheilung der Hepatitis C. (aerzteblatt.de, 27.09.2017)

https://www.aerzteblatt.de/nachrichten/80561/Studie-Kaffee-reduziert-Sterberisiko-bei-gleichzeitiger-HCV-HIV-Infektion

DRUGS OF ABUSE (DEA)

2017 EDITION: A DEA Resource Guide

https://www.dea.gov/pr/multimedia-library/publications/drug_of_abuse.pdf

UNODC. World Drug Report 2017

To celebrate 20 years since its inception, the World Drug Report 2017 is presented in a new five-booklet format designed to improve reader friendliness while maintaining the wealth of information contained within. (UNODC, September 2017)

https://www.unodc.org/wdr2017/

Recreational drug use at a major music festival: trend analysis of anonymised pooled urine.

Hoegberg LCG, Christiansen C, Soe J, Telving R, Andreasen MF, Staerk D, Christrup LL, Kongstad KT.

Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2017 Aug 17:1-11. doi: 10.1080/15563650.2017.1360496.

Abstract

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28814125

Trends in substance use admissions among older adults.

Chhatre S, Cook R, Mallik E, Jayadevappa R.

BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Aug 22;17(1):584. doi: 10.1186/s12913-017-2538-z.

https://bmchealthservres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12913-017-2538-z

The impact of subsidized low aromatic fuel (LAF) on petrol (gasoline) sniffing in remote Australian indigenous communities

Peter d’Abbs, Gillian Shaw and Emma Field

Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2017, 12:38, doi.org/10.1186/s13011-017-0121-6

https://substanceabusepolicy.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13011-017-0121-6

WHO Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland 6 to 10 November 2017

Psychoactive substances to be reviewed by the 39th ECDD

http://www.who.int/medicines/access/controlled-substances/substances-to-considered_at39thECDD.pdf

Energy Drinks enthalten viel Koffein und können gerade bei Kindern und Jugendlichen die Gesundheit gefährden. (Blaues Kreuz, Schweiz, 06.07.2017, Video, 04:37)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmcskQSCvH4

Wholesalers in the Netherlands say that in the past two years there has been a 400% rise in sales of nitrous oxide, more commonly known as laughing gas. (BBC, 15.08.2017)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40861070

Loperamide Induced Life Threatening Ventricular Arrhythmia.

Upadhyay A, Bodar V, Malekzadegan M, Singh S, Frumkin W, Mangla A, Doshi K.

Case Rep Cardiol. 2016;2016:5040176. doi: 10.1155/2016/5040176.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4980497/

Loperamide Induced Torsades de Pointes: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.

Mukarram O, Hindi Y, Catalasan G, Ward J.

Case Rep Med. 2016;2016:4061980. doi: 10.1155/2016/4061980.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26989420

Loperamide dependence and abuse.

MacDonald R, Heiner J, Villarreal J, Strote J.

BMJ Case Rep. 2015 May 2;2015. pii: bcr2015209705. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2015-209705.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4434293/

"I just wanted to tell you that loperamide WILL WORK": a web-based study of extra-medical use of loperamide.

Daniulaityte R, Carlson R, Falck R, Cameron D, Perera S, Chen L, Sheth A.

Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013 Jun 1;130(1-3):241-4. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2012.11.003.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3633632/

GHB. Direct Monitoring of Exogenous γ-Hydroxybutyric Acid in Body Fluids by NMR Spectroscopy

Martina Palomino-Schätzlein, Yaoyao Wang, Alan D. Brailsford, Teodor Parella, David A. Cowan, Cristina Legido-Quigley, and Míriam Pérez-Trujillo

Analytical Chemistry DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.7b01567

Publication Date (Web): July 17, 2017

Abstract

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.analchem.7b01567

Bloomington – Medikamente, die zur Behandlung von Aufmerksamkeitsdefizit-/Hyperaktivitätssyndrom (ADHS) dienen, reduzieren das Risiko für Substanzmissbrauch bei Betroffenen mit dieser Störung um bis zu einem Drittel. Das zeigt eine Studie der University of Indiana unter der Leitung von Patrick Quinn. Die Arbeitsgruppe veröffentlichte ihre Ergebnisse im American Journal of Psychiatry (2017; doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2017.16060686). (aerzteblatt.de, 01.08.2017)

https://www.aerzteblatt.de/nachrichten/77302/Medikamente-gegen-ADHS-verringern-Risiko-fuer-Alkohol-und-Drogenmissbrauch

Side-effects associated with ketamine use in depression: a systematic review

Short, Brooke et al.

The Lancet Psychiatry, Published: 27 July 2017, doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(17)30272-9

Abstract

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(17)30272-9/abstract

Ein muskulöser Körper ist ästhetisch. Soll der ganze Mensch vital und gesund wirken, muss der Muskelaufbau jedoch gesundheitsverträglich erfolgen. Für einen muskulösen Körper braucht es viele Trainingsstunden. Wer dabei auf die Einnahme von Anabolika verzichtet, vermeidet grosse gesundheitliche Risiken und schützt sein Aussehen vor unästhetischen Folgen. Ihrer Gesundheit zuliebe deshalb: Bodybuilding ohne Anabolika. (ZüFAM - Zürcher Fachstelle zur Prävention des Alkohol- und Medikamenten-Missbrauchs, 2017)

http://www.bodytuning-check.ch/

No chemsex please, we’re British. It has widely been reported this morning that the UK government is gunning for chemsex in its new drug strategy, published today. But what is it, and is it really that bad? (New Scientist, UK, 14.07.2017)

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2140756-what-is-chemsex-and-why-is-the-uk-government-worried-about-it/#link_time=1500029131

The Promise of LSD Microdoses and Other Psychedelic "Medicines"

Psychiatrist John Halpern discusses the psychotherapeutic potential of peyote, ayahuasca, psilocybin, MDMA and other psychedelics. (Scientific American, 10.07.2017)

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/the-promise-of-lsd-microdoses-and-other-psychedelic-medicines

Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore enlists priests, rabbis and a Buddhist to test the effects of psychedelic drugs on religious experience. (The Guardian, UK, 08.07.2017)

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/jul/08/religious-leaders-get-high-on-magic-mushrooms-ingredient-for-science

Lyon/Los Angeles – Kaffee-Trinker beiderseits des Atlantiks dürfen sich noch einmal nachschenken. Zwei prospektive Beobachtungsstudien in den Annals of Internal Medicine (2017; doi: 10.7326/M16-2472 und 2945) bescheinigen ihnen eine höhere Lebenserwartung – sofern den dort beschriebenen Assoziationen eine Kausalität zugrunde liegt. (aerzteblatt.de, 11.07.2017)

https://www.aerzteblatt.de/nachrichten/76940/Kaffeekonsum-in-zwei-Studien-mit-niedrigerer-Sterblichkeit-assoziiert

Lissabon. On 6 and 7 June 2017, the EMCDDA brought together more than forty European and international experts for a meeting on the key indicator Prevalence and patterns of drug use among the general population (GPS). There were a range of presentations from both EU Member States and other countries, projects and institutions. These regular meetings on the indicator change their focus from year to year. This year, particular attention has been given to methodological developments on the indicator, the link between drug use surveys and drug policies, and targeted surveys in drug use whilst serving as a platform for discussion on drug use issues. Also see our GPS indicator page and our Statistical Bulletin website where we present the detailed methodological information about national surveys and where you will find the most recent data available. (EMCDDA, Juni 2017)

http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/meetings/2017/gps

Consumption Patterns of Nightlife Attendees in Munich: A Latent-Class Analysis.

Hannemann TV, Kraus L, Piontek D.

Subst Use Misuse. 2017 May 19:1-11. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2017.1290115.

Abstract

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28524714

Intentional Misuse and Abuse of Loperamide: A New Look at a Drug with "Low Abuse Potential".

Borron SW, Watts SH, Tull J, Baeza S, Diebold S, Barrow A.

J Emerg Med. 2017 May 10. pii: S0736-4679(17)30230-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2017.03.018.

Abstract

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28501383