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Online forum for prevention information launches today

February 20, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) is facilitating information exchange about substance use prevention by introducing the online CADCA Community.

New edition of science guide touts genetic research, attacks myths about addiction

February 20, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The second edition of Carlton Erickson's comprehensive addiction guide minces no words in criticizing those who question the disease concept.

Study in Israel finds benefits from medical marijuana for pain

February 16, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Elderly patients with chronic pain reported symptom improvement and enhanced quality of life in a six-month study using medical cannabis.

SCE Arizona: Pain patients must focus on quality of life

February 15, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Mel Pohl of the Las Vegas Recovery Center tells Summit for Clinical Excellence attendees to focus on the level of function when treating pain.

Arizona Opioid Summit: Law enforcement, practitioners seek solutions

February 15, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The rise of fentanyl, the role of trauma and changes to prescribing guidelines highlight the Arizona Opioid Summit at the Summit for Clinical Excellence.

Study offers reasons why alcohol medication adherence poses challenge

February 15, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Research reveals several factors that influence the ability of patients with an alcohol use disorder to stay on a daily medication regimen, including intense cravings and a weekend danger.

Report offers glimpse of state-level behavioral health indicators

February 14, 2018  |  Rachael Zimlich, RN, Contributing Writer
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The State of Mental Health in America report tracks patterns in substance use and mental health prevalence and discusses their relationship to care access.

Researchers develop convenient tests for detecting cocaine

February 14, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A Florida International University chemist and her students are developing tools to help law enforcement officers detect the presence of cocaine rapidly.

Opioid crisis now $1 trillion problem

February 13, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The opioid epidemic in the United States has cost $1 trillion since 2001 and is on pace to cost another $500 billion by 2020, according to a study released Tuesday by Altarum.

Research sharpens focus on glutamate in alcohol treatment

February 13, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New research suggests a potentially critical role for the neurotransmitter glutamate as a target for treatments for alcohol use disorders.

Blogs

Today's treatments oversimplify the disease of addiction

January 16, 2018     Roland Reeves, MD
The progression of addiction and other diseases is relentless unless treatment takes a comprehensive and long-range approach.

A runner in recovery makes great strides on a treadmill

December 15, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
While some holiday shoppers run in circles this weekend, a Colorado runner in recovery will be making progress from a treadmill.

Professionals weigh responses to re-emergence of stimulants

December 7, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Readers discuss whether and how the community will respond to signs of a growing cocaine/stimulant crisis.

Local businesses can fuel community solutions in addiction

October 24, 2017     Rebecca Flood
It is time for communities to unite to counteract the emergence of poor-quality, profit-driven substance use treatment.