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New research quantifies problem of prescription stimulant misuse

April 18, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Data derived from national surveys indicate that the problem of prescription stimulant misuse among U.S. adults numbers in the millions.

Alcohol disorders remain a focus

April 18, 2018  |  Alicia Hoisington
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While acceptance of an American lifestyle that includes regular use of alcohol grows, the need for treatment shouldn't be discounted.

Study explores challenge of initiating patient on injectable naltrexone

April 17, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New research offers hope for those who might assume it is too difficult to transition an opioid-dependent patient to injectable naltrexone in a community-based setting.

Troubling patterns seen in study targeting minority adolescents

April 16, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Research that prioritized an examination of largely understudied minority youths has found some data of concern on substance use and suicidality.

First non-opioid to treat withdrawal clears key hurdle

April 13, 2018  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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An advisory committee to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recommending approval of lofexidine, which would offer an alternative to opioid medications for treatment of opioid withdrawal symptoms.

SAMHSA grants will encourage wider access to naloxone

April 12, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Methadone treatment programs and buprenorphine prescribers are among those eligible for federal grants to encourage wider distribution of opioid overdose reversal drugs.

Women's alcohol use rates raise concern

April 12, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Newly released data suggest that women are closing a gap in overall alcohol use and binge drinking rates.

Respect, not coddling, for buprenorphine patients

April 11, 2018  |  Sylvester Sviokla, MD
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A physician in recovery sees patients soar with an assist from buprenorphine.

Rx Summit 18: Journalists share tips for talking to media about heroin

April 9, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Two journalists from WXIA-TV provided advice to Rx Summit attendees on how to develop relationships with the media and have a voice in coverage of the opioid epidemic.

Prison-based medication treatment in Rhode Island is reducing overdose deaths

April 9, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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An innovative opioid treatment program in Rhode Island's correctional system has leaders on the national level marveling at its data.

Blogs

Five takeaways from panel event on stimulants

February 26, 2018     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Last week's National Conference on Addiction Disorders Panel Series event placed into perspective the profession's fears about addressing rising use of stimulants.

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.