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Oxytocin a potential treatment for addiction and comorbid mood disorders

April 21, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A research review published in the British Journal of Pharmacology suggests the neuropeptide oxytocin, administered as an intranasal spray, could be effective in the treatment of opioid addiction and comorbid mood disorders.

Developer of first-responder treatment hired at Sprout Health Group

April 21, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Mark Lamplugh, a fourth-generation firefighter who has helped to establish treatment programs for first responders, is Sprout Health Group's new vice president of business development.

Hill briefing on opioid crisis emphasizes extended and balanced services

April 10, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A participant in an April 4 congressional briefing on the opioid crisis focused her remarks on the need for counselors to be part of any multidisciplinary teams addressing the challenge of opioid dependence.

Sierra Tucson names chief medical officer

April 7, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Among Steven Eickelberg, MD's past roles, he served as medical director of the Betty Ford Center.

Researchers, advocates protest Trump administration's huge cuts to NIH

April 6, 2017  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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Some of the nation's most prominent addiction researchers say proposed cuts to the National Institutes of Health would decimate research into cutting-edge treatments for substance use disorders.

NAATP releases initial data from outcomes project

April 6, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Initial results from the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers' Outcomes Pilot Program show a patient population with past experience in treatment and significant mental health concerns.

It's time for a Jefferson Dinner in this field

April 5, 2017  |  Rebecca Flood
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The field will not be able to make a difference in the substance use epidemic until it finds common ground through inclusive conversation.

Trump names ONDCP acting director

March 29, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The White House named Richard Baum as acting director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Work plays crucial role in trajectory of recovery

March 27, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Many patients in early recovery come to question whether it is healthy for them to stay on the same career path.

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.

Published study questions gateway theory's application to e-cigarettes

March 14, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Two prominent public health researchers say the notion that e-cigarettes are leading non-smokers to use tobacco is based on flawed research.

Report calls for more action to mitigate risks of nicotine products

March 13, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A report from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse discusses the relative risks and benefits of non-cigarette nicotine products, calling for greater vigilance among regulators and healthcare professionals.

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