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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.

Process to certify physicians in addiction medicine subspecialty will commence in 2017

December 5, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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An examination that will be used to certify physicians from a wide variety of specialties in addiction medicine should be ready for implementation next fall, organizations announced last week.

Transformed thinking gives rise to center of excellence in addiction medicine

November 23, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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In establishing unified addiction services that earned a first-ever recognition this month, the Center for Addiction Science in Tennessee showed how patients can flourish when they receive care in a humane manner.

Health home model allows OTPs to cast a wider net

November 15, 2016  |  Rachael Zimlich, RN, Contributing Writer
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Not only does the promising new health-home model require extra work in care coordination, it also requires a change in the way clinicians are thinking about care delivery.

Opioid treatment program weaves in hepatitis C care, despite payment obstacles

November 7, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The potential of newer drugs to treat the hepatitis C virus has helped drive Rhode Island organization CODAC Inc.'s move to establish an on-site HCV clinic.

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