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Medical director's refrain to patients: 'I don't want to go to your funeral'

September 21, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Mountainside treatment facility in Connecticut is making early inroads with injectable buprenorphine as another option for blocking patients' opioid receptors.

Q & A: Hidden forces behind the US prescription drug epidemic

September 21, 2018  |  Jolynn Tumolo, Psych Congress Network
Psychiatrist Anna Lembke, MD, examines how myths, policies, and practices contributed to a crisis in her new book, "Drug Dealer, MD: How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop."

New lab data on cocaine addiction opens door to potential treatments

September 17, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A rodent study that more closely approximated humans' drug use patterns adds to the evidence of the orexin system's role in cocaine addiction.

Data show too few youths receive medication for opioid use disorders

September 11, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new study indicates that only about one in four young people with opioid use disorders receives one of the approved medications as part of treatment.

Scientists explore potential new target in alcohol treatment

August 29, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Animal research focusing on an orphan receptor in the brain shows promising results regarding a potential target in alcohol dependence treatment.

New federally supported research center will stimulate opioid-fighting approaches

August 24, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Initial projects to be conducted under a Rhode Island-based opioid research center will look at topics such as improving the effectiveness of medication-assisted treatment and preventing the incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome.

NCAD: Opioid treatment initiative for youths combines three strategies

August 21, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The federally supported Project ASSERT in Connecticut is testing several research-based interventions for young people with opioid use disorders, including medication-assisted treatment.

RCA partners with group to lead medical operations in Danvers

August 17, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Recovery Centers of America's Danvers, Mass., facility has partnered with Square Medical Group for medical directorship services.

FDA offers guidance for new drug development for opioid use disorder

August 6, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Scientific recommendations from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suggest a broader approach to the evaluation of potential medication treatments for opioid use disorder.

Addressing stimulants on several fronts

July 11, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Some leaders appear to be trying to get out in front of troubling trends in stimulant use.

Study: Methadone, buprenorphine after overdose improve survival rates

July 10, 2018  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
A Massachusetts study found that opioid overdose survivors who received methadone or buprenorphine following an overdose showed reduced deaths from subsequent overdoses.

Leaders call restricting methadone treatment to clinic settings outdated

July 5, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A commentary suggests that the Controlled Substances Act should be amended to allow some office-based physician practices to prescribe methadone for opioid dependence.


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