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Effort to train professionals about opioid prescribing will cut wide swath

August 24, 2011  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A newly announced clinical support system to offer professional education on proper use of opioid medications will extend its reach well beyond prescribing physicians.

Addressing prescription abuse through regulation and education

May 9, 2011  |  Herbert Neuman, MD
Prescription drug abuse and misuse is a serious and rapidly growing public health issue. Previous articles in Addiction Professional and the

A comprehensive approach to pain management

February 1, 2011  |  Barbara Woods, LCSW, ACSW
Growing evidence indicates that many individuals struggling with chronic pain and, consequently, opiate or other substance dependence are

Betty Ford Center integrates pain management into its program

November 18, 2010  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Betty Ford Center’s new pain management track already has served 14 patients in its two months of operation, and center leaders believe they are

Doctors' role in the prescription abuse crisis

July 1, 2010  |  Garrett O'Connor, MD
There is general agreement that misuse and abuse of prescription drugs in the U.S. by all age groups has increased significantly in the past decade,

State agency steps in with guidance on pain management

January 13, 2010  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
“I can’t tell my doctor about my substance use history because I am afraid he/she won’t understand or will think I am seeking drugs rather than


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