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GAO report finds haphazard approaches to overseeing recovery homes

April 24, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A report based on reviews of five states finds a dearth of meaningful data about recovery housing, and a variety of approaches toward supporting and regulating the community.

No time for petty conflict amid an opioid crisis

March 12, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The opening session of the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) conference emphasized putting to rest old internal conflicts about treatment.

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.

Nurses, peers pivotal to health system's opioid disorder initiative

February 12, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Leaders at Christiana Care Health System say efforts to identify and address opioid use disorders in hospital settings should not be confined to the emergency room.

Local governments step in to fill unmet SUD-related needs

November 6, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new report suggests that local governments are not getting the attention they deserve for responses to the opioid crisis and related problems.

Vermont treatment effort gets assist from across the border

November 3, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A Massachusetts outpatient treatment facility that offers methadone and injectable naltrexone for opioid dependence has begun accepting Vermont Medicaid patients.

Total transformation: Phoenix House will dramatically move beyond TC roots

May 23, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New Phoenix Life Centers in New York City this summer will signal a major clinical shift for one of the nation's most prominent nonprofit addiction treatment organizations.

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.

The least you need to know about the repeal and replace bill

March 8, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Everyone’s talking about the healthcare bill House Republicans released Monday night as a replacement for the Affordable Care Act of 2010. Here’s the very least you need to know.

Settlement over prescribing practices puts spotlight on buprenorphine clinics

December 2, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A well-regarded chain of buprenorphine treatment operations has agreed to pay a civil settlement in a case that in part speaks to concerns about the mix of services in medication-assisted treatment facilities.

Charges against 'Rehab Mogul' affect industry as a whole

November 17, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Christopher Bathum, founder of 19 sober-living facilities in California and Colorado, faces multiple charges of sexually assaulting patients, as well as engaging in a $175 million insurance fraud scheme.

New federal policy increases buprenorphine caps

March 31, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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This week, the White House announced several more initiatives to address the opioid and heroin crisis, which include updates to existing actions and several new additions.

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