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A patient survives an overdose, but what's next?

October 16, 2017  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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Led by a pioneering program in Rhode Island, peers are having some success in engaging rescued patients with opioid use disorders toward recovery.

Integrity House sees hospital role as timely in fighting opioid crisis

October 12, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Integrity House has partnered with a community behavioral health organization and a medical school to assume operations of a major county-owned hospital in New Jersey.

Lakeview Health launches pain recovery program

October 11, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Florida facility's new service for patients experiencing addiction and chronic pain will include a process group focused on pain recovery and peer support.

Sheriffs' association will support 2018 Rx Summit

October 11, 2017  |  Staff report
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The Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare announces that the National Sheriffs' Association will be a supporter of the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, to be held April 2-5, 2018 in Atlanta.

Troncale urges rejection of extreme positions on role of medication treatment

October 3, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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In his "If I were king" talk at the Moments of Change conference, the medical director at Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers advocated a balanced and comprehensive approach to combating the opioid crisis.

Opioid awareness campaign focuses on high school athletes

October 3, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Pharmacy owners in New Jersey are targeting high school athletes in an information campaign on the dangers of prescription opioid misuse.

Data shows patterns in opioid prescribing

October 2, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Researchers have identified patterns in opioid prescribing nationwide, noting that the variations discovered aren't tied to clinical factors, bur rather are tied to factors such as age or insurance source.

Peers will play pivotal role in New Jersey initiative targeting opioid use disorders

September 29, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Integrity House is among the New Jersey treatment providers that will test longer-term support efforts involving case managers and peer recovery specialists.

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.

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.

Most substance use numbers, including treatment gap, hold steady in national survey

September 12, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) data indicate a prevailing gap between the number of people needing addiction treatment and those receiving specialty care.

Oral surgeons opt for ibuprofen over opioids

August 30, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Professional association recommends ibuprofen as a first-line therapy and notes that simultaneous use of ibuprofen and acetaminophen can rival opioids for pain.

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