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Specialty provider sees increasingly receptive audience in general medicine for addiction training

January 5, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The medical director at Caron Treatment Centers reports that today's young physicians are much more likely than their predecessors to address patients' substance use concerns head-on.

IABHC awards two micro-grants

December 20, 2016  |  AP Staff
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A pair of not-for-profit organizations have received micro-grants from The Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare (IABHC) Fund.

Leader on medical team retires from Betty Ford Center

December 6, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Harry Haroutunian, MD, has written and spoken extensively on the neurobiological underpinnings of 12-Step based treatment and recovery programs.

Process to certify physicians in addiction medicine subspecialty will commence in 2017

December 5, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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An examination that will be used to certify physicians from a wide variety of specialties in addiction medicine should be ready for implementation next fall, organizations announced last week.

Transformed thinking gives rise to center of excellence in addiction medicine

November 23, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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In establishing unified addiction services that earned a first-ever recognition this month, the Center for Addiction Science in Tennessee showed how patients can flourish when they receive care in a humane manner.

Health home model allows OTPs to cast a wider net

November 15, 2016  |  Rachael Zimlich, RN, Contributing Writer
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Not only does the promising new health-home model require extra work in care coordination, it also requires a change in the way clinicians are thinking about care delivery.

Opioid treatment program weaves in hepatitis C care, despite payment obstacles

November 7, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The potential of newer drugs to treat the hepatitis C virus has helped drive Rhode Island organization CODAC Inc.'s move to establish an on-site HCV clinic.

The Manor hires clinical director with significant primary care background

September 30, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Chantelle Thomas, PhD, The Manor's new executive clinical director, has helped to design substance use services embedded in primary care.

Conference report: Presenter shows unbridled enthusiasm for methadone, buprenorphine

September 10, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A physician presenting at the Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders endorsed much wider access to both methadone and buprenorphine treatment for opioid dependence.

Name change for Marworth reflects ties to health system

September 8, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The rebranding effort of the Geisinger Health System has led to Marworth Treatment Center being renamed Geisinger Marworth Treatment Center.

Feds announce more opioid-focused initiatives, including hike in buprenorphine cap to 275

July 6, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A final rule that will take effect in early August will increase the number of patients an individual physician can treat with buprenorphine from 100 to 275, federal officials announced on Tuesday.

Buprenorphine models must be re-examined

June 27, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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One-third of waivered physicians aren’t treating any patients with buprenorphine, so there is clearly ample opportunity to increase capacity, according to Bradley Stein, speaking at the Addiction Professional Summit in Pittsburgh.

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