In his "If I were king" talk at the Moments of Change conference, the medical director at Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers advocated a balanced and comprehensive approach to combating the opioid crisis.
August 14, 2017 | Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
Saying that a career ladder bill was not accompanied by necessary funding, a group of addiction treatment professionals in California are now backing more comprehensive legislation on quality improvement and ethics reform.
A 2016 physician survey on the prescribing of buprenorphine does indicate that counselors and other specialty providers could help physicians overcome reluctance to prescribe the opioid dependence treatment.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA's) National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices now includes a learning center with practical support tools for providers.
As part of its public health mission, Harvard Medical School's Harvard Health Publications has introduced a self-guided opioid course that is proving popular among treatment professionals and the public.