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At groundbreaking company, applicants who fail drug test get a second chance

May 9, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A technology company with an Indiana manufacturing plant decided it no longer made sense to let prospective employees slip away because of the opioid crisis.

Rx Summit 18: More physician treatment programs are needed

April 3, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Physician health programs are frequently lauded as models that produce superior outcomes, but more resources are needed to respond to the demand.

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.

Nurses, peers pivotal to health system's opioid disorder initiative

February 12, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Leaders at Christiana Care Health System say efforts to identify and address opioid use disorders in hospital settings should not be confined to the emergency room.

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.

Operation UNITE, Kentucky officials launching SUD help line

November 21, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor <br>
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Specialists at the KY HELP Call Center will provide Kentucky residents struggling with substance use disorder or have a family member struggling with SUD information on treatment options and resources.

Intervention leader Southworth dies at 79

November 13, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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John Southworth was one of the most prominent leaders in the intervention community and a passionate advocate for 12-Step recovery.

New York center offers round-the-clock assessment, referral

November 10, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new Open Access Center in Rochester is being seen an important opioid-fighting strategy.

Group of payers say they will adhere to evidence-based principles

November 8, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Sixteen healthcare payers today announced a commitment to principles of addiction care derived from the Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health.

Local governments step in to fill unmet SUD-related needs

November 6, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new report suggests that local governments are not getting the attention they deserve for responses to the opioid crisis and related problems.

Studies capture challenges in reaching rescued patients

October 30, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Research released today at the American College of Emergency Physicians' annual meeting demonstrates the complexities of achieving positive outcomes with patients rescued from an opioid overdose.

Addiction program uses team approach, medication to assist pregnant women

October 30, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The VCU Health Obstetrical Addiction Program in Virginia is working to improve maternal and child outcomes and to diminish stigma toward the pregnant patient.

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