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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.

Understand the mindset of the recovering health professional

June 14, 2016  |  Joseph Garbely, DO, and Greg Gable, PsyD
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Leaders at Caron Treatment Centers say health professionals' recovery success requires an exploration of their emotional side.

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

May 23, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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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.

Grant will expand local training of health professionals in MAT

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

A one-question screen may be all that physicians need

April 15, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A study supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) indicates that primary care physicians can effectively identify alcohol use problems via a one-question screen.

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