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Red flags on benzodiazepines, gabapentin in drug misuse report

September 11, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Quest Diagnostics' analysis of drug monitoring data finds several areas of potential concern, including for patients being treated in specialty substance use settings.

Promoting sexual health in the LGBTQ community

July 13, 2018  |  Philip McCabe, CSW, Mark McMillan, LMSW, Kristina Padilla, MA, LAADC, and David Fawcett, PhD, LCSW
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A nonjudgmental, informed approach will create a safe space for productive discussions with LGBTQ patients.

Collaboration will enhance focus on relationship between HIV and substance use

June 5, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research will address the relationship between HIV/AIDS and substance use disorder under a new National Institutes of Health grant award.

Liver cancer outcomes compromised in patients with alcohol problems

March 28, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New research has found that liver cancer patients whose cancer was related to alcohol use had worse survival outcomes than other patients with the disease.

New York regulators pave the way for expanded detox

March 6, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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At least temporarily, New York hospitals will receive relief from state requirements associated with providing hospital-based detox services to opioid-dependent patients.

Research pinpoints areas with serious provider shortage to combat opioid crisis

February 27, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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An analysis comparing buprenorphine provider capacity and opioid overdose deaths identifies significant provider shortages in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions.

Funding available for SBIRT initiatives

January 2, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Federal officials expect to award grants to up to eight organizations in the latest round of Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment funding.

Caron's new medical center speaks to complex care needs

December 6, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Caron Treatment Centers has established a medical hub on its main campus as it continues to see cases of growing complexity.

Study probes alcohol's role in liver disease

November 28, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New research concludes that alcohol use and metabolic factors work in combination to contribute to the development of liver disease.

States eye adding gabapentin to controlled substance list

November 22, 2017  |  Rachael Zimlich, RN, Contributing Writer
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Reports of increasing misuse of gabapentin, usually in combination with opioids or other drugs, have caught the attention of a number of state regulators.

Hospital boosts opioid patients' rapid access to medication

November 14, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The experience of Boston Medical Center bolsters evidence that hospitalized patients with opioid use disorders can be successfully initiated on medication before discharge.

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.

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