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App from SAMHSA guides medication treatment for opioid dependence

December 1, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The new MATx app is designed to share treatment strategies and other resources for the use of medications to treat opioid use disorders.

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.

Alkermes establishes grant program for nonprofits

September 16, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The maker of injectable naltrexone has announced an initiative in which nonprofit organizations may apply for funding to improve addiction and mental health systems of care.

Treatment behind the walls: States gather to share information

August 4, 2016  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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State correctional systems are gradually coming to realize that they can implement successful in-prison treatment programs with medication treatments at the center.

Study shows benefit from injectable naltrexone in justice population

March 30, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A study of 153 men found lower relapse rates among the group that received six monthly injections of Vivitrol, compared with a group receiving only motivational counseling and referral to community treatment.

Vivitrol facts and free naloxone, courtesy of the police

January 22, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A Massachusetts town's community meeting to embrace opioid users and their families offers another example of a changing mindset in some local police agencies.

Media attention prompts NAATP to emphasize stance on MAT

October 26, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The stepped-up attention nationally to the opioid crisis has the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) urging that the field "get it right" with integrated treatment approaches that include medications.

Medication does not blunt recovery work, says physician leader

August 5, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A. Kenison Roy, MD, sees equal levels of engagement between patients receiving and not receiving medication-assisted treatment in his program.

11 strategies for change in the war on drugs

August 3, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
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Prescription drugs (Rx) have changed the game. In 2011, Rx overdoses surpassed car crashes as the number one cause of accidental death in U.S. Then opioids arrived on the scene like The Beatles during the British Invasion. Here's how you can help.

Kennedy joins board of Massachusetts outpatient provider

July 4, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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CleanSlate Centers, which is looking at expanding its medication-assisted treatment and therapy services, has added former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy to its board of directors.

Hazelden Betty Ford designs curriculum for comprehensive opioid treatment

July 2, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Other addiction treatment facilities now have access to a road map to implementation of an opioid treatment strategy that blends 12-Step and medication-assisted treatment approaches.

Center reports positive reception from insurers to outpatient opioid program

March 16, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Silver Hill Hospital this month launched an outpatient opioid addiction treatment program that emphasizes family engagement and extended post-treatment recovery support.

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