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Evidence-based practice group now part of larger public health entity

July 21, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Treatment Research Institute's (TRI's) merger into a public health nonprofit mirrors the type of collaboration that more would like to see in the specialty and general health communities.

Three keys to lowering mortality rates in opioid disorder patients

July 21, 2017  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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New research has found that providing psychosocial counseling and avoiding prescribed opioids or benzodiazepines are among the variables that can reduce mortality rates in opioid use disorders. Medication treatment did not affect death rates.

Cartoon character boosts success of renowned Betty Ford program

July 19, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The nationally known Children's Program at the Betty Ford Center attributes some of its success to the use of a cartoon character that conveys safety to children affected by a family member's substance use.

ADHD patients' substance use risk lower in medicated periods

July 17, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Researchers have found that individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at lower risk of alcohol or drug abuse when they are taking ADHD medications.

Complex patients deserve more compassionate care

July 17, 2017  |  Les C. Lucas, LMFT
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A clinician explains why he never refuses to treat patients who are exhibiting signs of their substance use disorder.

Report offers state-by-state breakdown of non-medical prescription drug use

July 14, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows that the prevalence of non-medical use of prescription opioids in 2012-2014 was highest in Oklahoma and lowest in Minnesota.

Lakeview Health adds to medical staff

July 14, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Ellen Ovson, MD, a former medical director at Bradford Health Services, will work with patients in Lakeview Health's women's treatment program.

Partnership in R.I. will accelerate buprenorphine training

July 13, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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An expanded addictions curriculum in Brown University's medical school will allow some young doctors to qualify immediately to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid dependence.

Outstanding Clinical Care Award: Stanley Street Treatment and Resources Opioid Triage Center

July 12, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Individuals affected by the opioid crisis are benefiting from an expansion of SSTAR's open-access model of service.

Study examines drinking behavior in newly arrived Latinas

July 12, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A University at Albany study finds high levels of culture-related stress in newly arrived Latina immigrants who exhibit high quantities of alcohol use.

Blogs

Better data reporting holds key to promoting recovery

June 28, 2017     Rebecca Flood
Outcomes studies such as the one being conducted by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) can ultimately help control the generational spread of the disease.

Place medication in the rightful context

June 27, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A number of experts in the addiction field would like to see use of the term "medication-assisted treatment" eradicated, saying that it perpetuates stigma.

Factors that impede women's specialty care are being removed

May 30, 2017     Rebecca Flood
Specialty services for women promise better outcomes for families, although some barriers to success remain.

Nominate a clinical innovator for the Outstanding Clinical Care Awards

May 17, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Nominations are due May 31 for Addiction Professional's awards for facilities and programs that are raising the clinical standard.