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First buprenorphine implant receives long-awaited FDA approval

May 27, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A six-month subdermal implant of the opioid treatment drug buprenorphine has received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, and is being seen as an enhancement of medication-assisted treatment approaches.

Study will explore potential of telemedicine for hepatitis C patients

May 27, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A dozen methadone clinics in New York will serve as the site for research into whether opioid treatment patients will accept telemedicine services for hepatitis C.

Hepatitis C patients struggling with alcohol: There’s an app for them

May 26, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Primrose Step Away gives hepatitis C patients access to tools, feedback and personal coaching on iOS devices to overcome alcohol addiction.

Twitter proves to be fertile ground for research into marijuana trends

May 26, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Wright State University researchers learned a great deal about use and perceptions of marijuana edibles by analyzing thousands of Tweets.

12-Step community for abnormal sleep will launch in Los Angeles

May 25, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The establishment of Sleepers Anonymous calls attention to the frequent connection between problematic sleep and a number of substance and process addictions.

Book outlines model of equine-assisted therapy

May 24, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The CEO of the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association has co-authored a guide to the principles of a treatment model that has been widely used to assist individuals with addictions.

Advocates push on despite Missouri's lackluster response to opioid crisis

May 23, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Missouri Network for Opiate Reform and Recovery is finding a warmer reception for its agenda in the St. Louis area than it is among state legislators.

Former Matrix Institute intern becomes clinical director

May 23, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Kenji Watanabe is the new clinical director of the Woodland Hills, Calif., facility operated by the Matrix Institute on Addictions.

Grant will expand local training of health professionals in MAT

May 20, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
A $3 million federal grant will fund the expansion of the opioid treatment-focused Providers' Clinical Support System for Medication Assisted Treatment initiative.

New coalition highlights busy day on opioid-fighting front

May 20, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The newly formed Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose vows to build on legislative momentum for initiatives that include expanded access to medication-assisted treatment.


Why professional and experienced interventionists are necessary

May 23, 2016     David Brown
A recent exchange with a person conducting interventions and compromising confidentiality demonstrates the importance of monitoring activity in the intervention arena.

Nominate programs that drive clinical excellence

May 6, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Addiction Professional's Outstanding Clinical Care Awards will honor addiction treatment programs that are making a difference in reaching underserved populations.

People and experiences influence leadership

May 4, 2016     Rebecca Flood
In facing numerous challenges, leaders are guided by those who have had a profound influence on their lives.

A vocal provider issues a mea culpa

May 2, 2016     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Florida-based Novus Detox Center says it jumped the gun on a communication that made assumptions about the death of music star Prince.