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Fentanyl, carfentanil prompt higher naloxone dosage

October 24, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Two expert panels have voted to recommend that the FDA increase the minimum dosage of naloxone in the wake of climbing overdose rates involving fentanyl and carfentanil.

Research will examine new intervention for avoidant food intake in children

October 24, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
One of three newly announced research awards from the National Eating Disorders Association will be used to study a novel family-based intervention for young children with avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder.

Eating disorders forum identifies many culprits for lack of treatment

October 21, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A Harvard forum on public health aspects of eating disorders cited lack of medical training and insufficient insurance coverage among the reasons for inadequate prevention and treatment services.

College study examines link between prescription abuse, sexual assault

October 21, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
New research suggests that some prescription drugs have effects similar to alcohol in exacerbating risk of negative sexual events on college campuses.

Patients struggle in transition from adolescence to adulthood

October 20, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
A culture of anxiety is causing patients in emerging adulthood to struggle with launching beyond their adolescent self-identity, according to an expert at the Summit for Clinical Excellence.

Could methamphetamine be part of treatment?

October 18, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
New pre-clinical research offers some compelling results on the potential effects of coupling exercise and methamphetamine.

Field applies knowledge around treating pregnant women to outpatient care

October 11, 2016  |  Rebecca Flood
The treatment community must embrace truly family-centered care in order to meet the needs of pregnant and postpartum women.

Agency's understanding of community's substance use needs enhanced by student surveying

October 7, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Data gained through a partnership with Rutgers University will help a New Brunswick, N.J., human services agency make the case for grant funding for comprehensive services.

Co-founder of opioid recovery initiative fired from police chief post

October 4, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Leonard Campanello, the Gloucester, Mass., police chief who has gained national acclaim for efforts to alter law enforcement's response to the opioid crisis, has been fired amid a probe into his personal conduct.

The Manor hires clinical director with significant primary care background

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

Hazelden Betty Ford adds second older-adult program site

September 29, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A specialized program for adults ages 50 and older that Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation introduced in Florida will now be offered at the Betty Ford Center.