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Methadone proves its worth for incarcerated populations

June 28, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Incarcerated individuals who struggle with substance use disorder can benefit from methadone maintenance, mindfulness and other therapies, says Lipi Roy, MD, MPH, clinical assistant professor at the NYU Department of Population Health.

Patients benefit from having voice in treatment planning

June 26, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Engaging clients in dialogue during treatment planning and implementation can improve the odds of better outcomes, Robert Matylewicz, DO, FASAM, medical director at Clarity Way Inc., told attendees of the Summit for Clinical Excellence event Monday in...

SAMHSA adds learning center to evidence-based practice registry

June 26, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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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.

Volunteer work for patients: It's fashionable again

June 21, 2017  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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Some addiction treatment programs are seeing how the act of giving back can give a boost to patient recovery.

Sharing inspiration in short bursts

June 14, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The writings of Heidi Heath Garwood speak to a population in early recovery that doesn't have great patience for lectures.

AMA votes include support for supervised injection sites

June 14, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Delegates to the American Medical Association (AMA) conference this week voted to support the establishment of pilot safe injection facilities as a public health response to the crisis around injection drug use.

SAMHSA report conveys hard-line view on smokeless tobacco

June 1, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A federal report stating that smokeless tobacco use is holding steady while cigarette smoking declines is being released with strict warnings about smokeless tobacco's dangers.

Field mourns loss of Harrison House founder

June 1, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Stephen Crow, founder and director of Harrison House of Virginia, died last week after a long illness.

Settlement with California county means no approval for treatment center

May 30, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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San Mateo County, Calif., has settled a lawsuit over its denial of plans that would have established an addiction treatment center of more than 60 beds at the site of a wellness retreat center.

PCSS-MAT offers training for NPs, PAs to obtain buprenorphine prescribing waiver

May 30, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Providers’ Clinical Support System for Medication Assisted Treatment has developed a 24-hour course for nurse practitioners and physician assistants to treat opioid use disorder.

Action against unethical operators intensifies in Florida

May 25, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Activity in the treatment and recovery hotbed of South Florida this month has included the sentencing of one of the region's most notorious operators and the first-time arrest of drug testing lab owners for patient brokering.

Rumored gutting of ONDCP agenda does not materialize in president's budget plan

May 24, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Most core functions of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, including oversight of the Drug-Free Communities Support Program, are preserved in President Trump's fiscal 2018 budget proposal.

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