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Ridesharing removes major barrier to attendance in Cleveland IOP

August 15, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Leaders at Rosary Hall at St. Vincent Medical Center are using Uber to reduce no-shows in intensive outpatient treatment.

Youths' interest in e-cigarettes influenced by in-store displays

August 14, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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In a study that duplicated the setting of a convenience store, youths directly exposed to tobacco product promotion were more likely to report interest in trying electronic cigarettes.

Report quantifies increase in EMS administration of naloxone

August 14, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new report indicates that emergency medical services' administration of naloxone for opioid overdose victims increased by more than 75% from 2012-2016.

Spanish version of overdose prevention toolkit now available

August 10, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has issued a Spanish-language version of its Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit for providers and communities.

Patients at Vermont center receive fentanyl test strips

August 9, 2018  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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The Howard Center's broad-based efforts to reduce opioid overdose now include distributing test strips that allow clients to identify fentanyl in the drug supply.

Study touts exercise in preventing relapse to cocaine addiction

August 9, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A University at Buffalo researcher suggests that regular aerobic exercise could play an important role in recovery from cocaine addiction.

Federal lab works on database to identify fentanyl analogs

August 8, 2018  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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A pilot project is seeking to facilitate earlier identification of compounds related to the deadly fentanyl.

Grayken Center program brings good nutrition to the table

August 8, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Cooking demonstrations and an in-house food pantry help addiction treatment patients at Boston Medical Center’s Grayken Center develop healthy eating habits in recovery.

Creator of genetic risk test for addiction takes steps in market

August 7, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Texas-based developer of the Genetic Addiction Risk Score (GARS) test has entered the commercial market and has received a broad-based patent.

FDA offers guidance for new drug development for opioid use disorder

August 6, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Scientific recommendations from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suggest a broader approach to the evaluation of potential medication treatments for opioid use disorder.

Blogs

Treatment for youths must adjust to social disconnection

July 2, 2018     Rebecca Flood
A single approach will not suffice to meet the needs of a young population that is seeking a sense of belonging.

Patients dangerously see completion of residential care as the end

June 25, 2018     Michael Weiner, PhD, MCAP
The field needs to encourage a new mindset about continuing care for the chronic illness that addiction is.

New rules are causing more pain

May 21, 2018     Roland Reeves, MD
Providers and patients have not been sufficiently prepared to deal with a changing mindset about the use of prescription pain medication.

Five strategies for LGBTQ+ individuals to avoid 'out-of-control' behaviors

April 20, 2018     Mark McMillan, LMSW, CAADC
Building a sound support system and developing unique coping skills are among the steps LGBTQ clients can take to help avoid problematic substance use.