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Methadone proves its worth for incarcerated populations

June 28, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Incarcerated individuals who struggle with substance use disorder can benefit from methadone maintenance, mindfulness and other therapies, says Lipi Roy, MD, MPH, clinical assistant professor at the NYU Department of Population Health.

Better data reporting holds key to promoting recovery

June 28, 2017  |  Rebecca Flood
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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.

Definition of ‘addiction’ clouded by mainstream usage

June 26, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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As the word ‘addiction’ is used more broadly in the mainstream, defining and applying the term within the treatment field is a struggle for providers.

SAMHSA adds learning center to evidence-based practice registry

June 26, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA's) National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices now includes a learning center with practical support tools for providers.

Clinician describes intensifying drug threat in MSM community

June 13, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A Massachusetts program is seeing clear signs that crystal meth dependence is worsening among men who have sex with men.

CADCA project seeks out best practices in SBIRT

June 6, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A $1 million grant will allow Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) to train five coalitions to expand community-based efforts in screening and brief intervention efforts targeting youth.

Research will test motivator to reduce drinking in HIV patients

June 2, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Research at the University of Houston will explore whether personalized information about risk behaviors can enhance HIV patients' motivation to reduce drinking.

PCSS-MAT offers training for NPs, PAs to obtain buprenorphine prescribing waiver

May 30, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Providers’ Clinical Support System for Medication Assisted Treatment has developed a 24-hour course for nurse practitioners and physician assistants to treat opioid use disorder.

Nominate a clinical innovator for the Outstanding Clinical Care Awards

May 17, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Nominations are due May 31 for Addiction Professional's awards for facilities and programs that are raising the clinical standard.

University adds neuropsychological component to counseling curriculum

April 26, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Students in the addictions program at Indiana Wesleyan University will be gaining more hands-on experience in understanding the brain's activity.

General health clinics, specialty care will go head-to-head in opioid treatment study

April 14, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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An 800-patient Treatment Research Institute (TRI) study will test whether a general health sector that created much of the opioid misuse crisis can help to solve it.

Program for homeless men thrives with mix of compassion, accountability

March 31, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The nine-month "SABER" program in Charlotte, N.C., has produced striking results for a population with addictive disorders and other significant challenges.

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