Addiction Professional Magazine Skip to content Skip to navigation

NCAD: Resources, not rhetoric, will combat the addiction crisis

August 17, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article
In the ongoing fight to combat the opioid crisis, lack of resources has become the biggest limitation to saving lives.

NCAD: Adolescent trauma can originate in unexplored places

August 17, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
article
A school-based counselor told a National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) audience on Thursday that anything from a relocation to insidious ethnic discrimination can be at the root of paralyzing trauma for youths.

Defining a recovery checkup level of care

August 15, 2017  |  Michael Weiner, PhD, MCAP
article
Recovery checkups could become part of an annual physical for individuals with a substance use disorder, with information organized along ASAM dimensions.

California advocates eschew career ladder in favor of broader system reform

August 14, 2017  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
article
Saying that a career ladder bill was not accompanied by necessary funding, a group of addiction treatment professionals in California are now backing more comprehensive legislation on quality improvement and ethics reform.

Study explores link between eating disorders, criminal behavior

August 11, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
New research suggests the need for a greater understanding of mechanisms that might link eating disorders and thefts and other crimes.

Cancer survivors more likely to use prescription opioids

August 11, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
Results of a new study find that even for long-term cancer survivors, prescription opioid use is higher than for individuals who have not had a cancer diagnosis.

Virginia moves to extend continuum of care under Medicaid

August 10, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
article
Virginia's Addiction Recovery Treatment Services initiative is seeking to bring about same-day access to services for the state's Medicaid population.

Missouri sets up PDMP at last, but with caveats

August 10, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article
Under Missouri's statewide prescription drug monitoring program, clinical professionals will not have access to patient-specific data to potentially prevent or treat addiction disorders.

Stigma apparent in physician replies to survey on buprenorphine prescribing

August 8, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
article
A 2016 physician survey on the prescribing of buprenorphine does indicate that counselors and other specialty providers could help physicians overcome reluctance to prescribe the opioid dependence treatment.

Complex presentation a challenge for treating veterans

August 8, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article
A study conducted by Cigna healthcare finds practitioners believe treating veterans with opioid use disorder is more challenging than treating civilians, and many feel they could benefit from more staff with direct experience.

Blogs

Let's solve problems cooperatively with other nations

August 9, 2017     Rebecca Flood
The United States' drug-related crises are not unique, and more cooperation internationally could educate the field on the nature of drug epidemics.

Marrying science and design to improve access to naloxone

July 24, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
University professors used their collective talents to create a device allowing easy access to the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone.

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.