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Screening tool digs deeper into opioid risk assessment

September 26, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A university and a justice services center have teamed up on a screening tool designed to offer a more precise assessment of opioid overdose risk and treatment need.

FDA issues guidance on MAT drugs

September 25, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The FDA is alerting providers and patients of the dangers of combining MAT drugs with benzodiazepines, a move that follows a recent change in labeling requirements for buprenorphine to indicate patients may require indefinite treatment.

SMART Recovery: Don't call us an alternative anymore

September 25, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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SMART Recovery leaders gathered in Florida last weekend and took stock of a recovery support movement that is gaining respect and a flurry of requests for new meetings.

Emotion regulation treatment helps pregnant women quit or reduce smoking

September 22, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A study has found that pregnant women who were motivated to quit smoking were more likely to succeed when their therapy included sessions assisting them in regulating emotions.

Faces & Voices names new director of operations

September 22, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Phil Rutherford is an active member of Minnesota's recovery community, having served as operations director at Rochester-based recovery community organization Recovery Is Happening.

South Florida multi-service organization will close next week

September 19, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Leaders at Grace's Way cited financial challenges in today's announcement that the substance use treatment and recovery support organization will cease operations on Sept. 29.

Clinical director touts Family-Based Treatment for adolescent eating disorders

September 19, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The new clinical director at La Ventana Treatment Programs in Santa Barbara, Calif., is a disciple of an evidence-based treatment approach founded in England in the 1980s.

Pharma ready to share if it helps beat the opioid crisis

September 18, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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A public-private partnership will advance new choices for medication assisted treatment for those with opioid use disorders as well as non-addictive drugs for pain.

Increase reported in eating disorder treatment for very young in England

September 18, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Girls ages 10 to 12 are among those seeing significant increases in treatment for eating disorders in greater Manchester, England.

Drug similar to naltrexone shows promise in early research

September 18, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Research on mice leads to speculation that a drug similar to naltrexone could eventually help to prevent alcohol dependence in young drinkers.

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.