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Addiction services take precedence in Maryland agency

November 22, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The closing of an adult day care program in Harford County, Md., will allow for expanded addiction and mental health services in the community.

Operation UNITE, Kentucky officials launching SUD help line

November 21, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Specialists at the KY HELP Call Center will provide Kentucky residents struggling with substance use disorder or have a family member struggling with SUD information on treatment options and resources.

Yale is calling all innovators for products to fight addiction

November 20, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Yale University's Innovation to Impact initiative will encompass areas ranging from pharmaceuticals to behavioral interventions to apps.

Head of FDA has harsh words about kratom use

November 17, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A public health advisory issued this week by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has re-intensified controversy over use of the plant-based product kratom.

Group of payers say they will adhere to evidence-based principles

November 8, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Sixteen healthcare payers today announced a commitment to principles of addiction care derived from the Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health.

Experts: Opioid crisis is staggering, but in many ways not unique

November 8, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The opioid crisis in certain respects resembles other epidemics that include stimulant crises that occurred at two points in the nation's history.

The Numbers: Attitudes toward addiction

November 8, 2017  |  Tom Valentino
Gaps in the public's knowledge about substance use disorders found to perpetuate stigma and create challenges for providers.

News report in Canada puts methamphetamine in spotlight

November 8, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A television news series from Saskatchewan highlights the dangers associated with the spread of methamphetamine use in a community.

Local governments step in to fill unmet SUD-related needs

November 6, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new report suggests that local governments are not getting the attention they deserve for responses to the opioid crisis and related problems.

Vermont treatment effort gets assist from across the border

November 3, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A Massachusetts outpatient treatment facility that offers methadone and injectable naltrexone for opioid dependence has begun accepting Vermont Medicaid patients.

Indiana University unveils $50 million addictions initiative

November 1, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Responding to the Addictions Crisis is a $50 million project that will involve IU researchers, as well as business, not-for-profit and government partners.

In tracking drug trends, can't afford to play catch-up

October 31, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Some in the research community see a more timely release of data on emerging drug trends as essential.


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