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Medical director's refrain to patients: 'I don't want to go to your funeral'

September 21, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Mountainside treatment facility in Connecticut is making early inroads with injectable buprenorphine as another option for blocking patients' opioid receptors.

Q & A: Hidden forces behind the US prescription drug epidemic

September 21, 2018  |  Jolynn Tumolo, Psych Congress Network
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Psychiatrist Anna Lembke, MD, examines how myths, policies, and practices contributed to a crisis in her new book, "Drug Dealer, MD: How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop."

Data show too few youths receive medication for opioid use disorders

September 11, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new study indicates that only about one in four young people with opioid use disorders receives one of the approved medications as part of treatment.

Leaders call restricting methadone treatment to clinic settings outdated

July 5, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A commentary suggests that the Controlled Substances Act should be amended to allow some office-based physician practices to prescribe methadone for opioid dependence.

Gateway Rehab medical director dies at 62

June 13, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Neil Capretto, DO, was a longtime voice for compassionate patient care and medical education in addictions.

Collaboration will enhance focus on relationship between HIV and substance use

June 5, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research will address the relationship between HIV/AIDS and substance use disorder under a new National Institutes of Health grant award.

New rules are causing more pain

May 21, 2018  |  Roland Reeves, MD
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Providers and patients have not been sufficiently prepared to deal with a changing mindset about the use of prescription pain medication.

Uncovering a stimulant use history carries importance

May 14, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Knowledge of a patient's history of cocaine or methamphetamine use can help uncomplicate the early treatment process.

Separate unit for opioid disorder treatment builds fellowship

May 7, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Caron Treatment Centers responded to patient concerns about isolation by establishing a treatment unit devoted exclusively to opioid use disorders.

SAMHSA grants will encourage wider access to naloxone

April 12, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Methadone treatment programs and buprenorphine prescribers are among those eligible for federal grants to encourage wider distribution of opioid overdose reversal drugs.

Respect, not coddling, for buprenorphine patients

April 11, 2018  |  Sylvester Sviokla, MD
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A physician in recovery sees patients soar with an assist from buprenorphine.

No time for petty conflict amid an opioid crisis

March 12, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The opening session of the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) conference emphasized putting to rest old internal conflicts about treatment.

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