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Rapid-access clinics reduce emergency department visits in Ontario

July 25, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Seven rapid-access clinics in Ontario are providing a transition between emergency departments and primary care in the treatment of opioid and alcohol addictions.

Evidence-based practice group now part of larger public health entity

July 21, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Treatment Research Institute's (TRI's) merger into a public health nonprofit mirrors the type of collaboration that more would like to see in the specialty and general health communities.

Complex patients deserve more compassionate care

July 17, 2017  |  Les C. Lucas, LMFT
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A clinician explains why he never refuses to treat patients who are exhibiting signs of their substance use disorder.

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.

Survey suggests binge drinking affects one in five nurses

July 5, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A survey of nurses in the Midwest identified a high prevalence of workplace stress and a number of high-risk coping behaviors.

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.

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