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Rx Summit: Local solutions to crisis require collective effort

April 17, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Small counties in California are reducing improper opioid prescribing and expanding addiction treatment through the efforts of groups that include an insurer and a major foundation.

Role-playing technology assists health providers in substance use screening

April 16, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Use of health simulation technology is helping physicians, nurses and other general health providers take on what can be uncomfortable conversations with patients about substance use.

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.

Ohio enacts limits on prescribing for acute pain

April 4, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New regulations on opioid prescribing in Ohio arrive at a time when some lawmakers are advocating even stricter limits.

Report: Risk of long-term opioid use increases in initial week of treatment

March 17, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Data released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) make a case for significant limits on initial prescriptions of opioids.

Public health researchers recommend safe injection facilities in Baltimore

March 15, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Johns Hopkins researchers suggest that two safe injection facilities (SIFs) in Baltimore would have a significant impact on reducing harms from the opioid crisis.

SAMHSA grant program seeks to contribute to ambitious HIV care goals

March 15, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Nonprofit entities are eligible for funding under a Targeted Capacity Expansion grant program to improve HIV care for minority populations with substance use disorders.

Academic event stresses teamwork in treating opioid addiction

February 17, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A Maine university seeks to prepare students in a variety of health disciplines to work together in combating the effects of the opioid crisis.

Researchers quantify benefit of medication intervention in emergency care

February 14, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New research suggests that opioid-addicted individuals who receive buprenorphine during an emergency medical visit show better treatment engagement for two months following the intervention.

Specialty provider sees increasingly receptive audience in general medicine for addiction training

January 5, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The medical director at Caron Treatment Centers reports that today's young physicians are much more likely than their predecessors to address patients' substance use concerns head-on.

IABHC awards two micro-grants

December 20, 2016  |  AP Staff
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A pair of not-for-profit organizations have received micro-grants from The Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare (IABHC) Fund.

Leader on medical team retires from Betty Ford Center

December 6, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Harry Haroutunian, MD, has written and spoken extensively on the neurobiological underpinnings of 12-Step based treatment and recovery programs.

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