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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.

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.

Healthcare organizations open helplines for those impacted by Harvey

August 31, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Counseling and referrals to other resources are among the free services being provided by phone to those who have been hit by Hurricane Harvey.

Report: Only a cultural shift can improve substance use problems in legal profession

August 24, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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National groups representing legal professionals say substance use and mental health problems among attorneys warrant profession-wide reform.

Outstanding Clinical Care Award: Stanley Street Treatment and Resources Opioid Triage Center

July 12, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Individuals affected by the opioid crisis are benefiting from an expansion of SSTAR's open-access model of service.

Florida lawmakers revive and adopt patient protection legislation

May 8, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Adopted legislation that had appeared to be heading toward failure will crack down on patient brokering and other abuses in Florida's treatment and sober living communities.

Groups assist workplaces in evaluating the impact of employee substance use

March 29, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new online tool for calculating substance use's impact on the workplace was driven in part by a lack of engagement on the issue from some employers.

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.

Cumberland Heights continues to develop its sober-living component

January 16, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Tennessee addiction treatment organization has announced the opening of its second recovery residence in four months.

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.

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