Addiction and Substance Use

Associations of substance use, psychosis, and mortality among people living in precarious housing or homelessness: A longitudinal, community-based study in Vancouver, Canada [2020]

BackgroundThe “trimorbidity” of substance use disorder and mental and physical illness is associated with living in precarious housing or homelessness. The extent to which substance use increases risk of psychosis and both contribute to mortality needs investigation in longitudinal studies.

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Benzodiazepine Use Disorder Among Older Adults [2020]

Benzodiazepine receptor agonists (BZRAs) are sedative-hypnotic drugs that are often used to treat anxiety and panic disorders, sleeping problems (insomnia), seizures and alcohol withdrawal. These medications can lead to dependency and cause side effects including fatigue, impaired balance and falls,

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Cannabis Use Disorder Among Older Adults [2020]

Evidence is limited with regard to the potential benefits and harms of cannabis use, especially among older adults who often face unique physical and socioeconomic circumstances that may influence their response to cannabis. Physiological changes that impact sleep, mobility, diet,

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Cannabis Webinar – North York HSJCC – 2018-02-01

Speaker: April Trewhitt is the Agency/Addictions Coordinator at Canadian Mental Health Association. Learn About: • What is cannabis? • Cannabis & Psychosis • Cannabis and Brain Development • Considerations with Legalization     Alternate video link: http://moresettlement.org/downloads/NY-HSJCC-lunch-and-learn-webinar–20180201.mp4     Slides: NY-HSJCC Webinar

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