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Gateway Rehab medical director dies at 62

June 13, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
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
article
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
blog
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
article
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
article
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
article
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
article
The opening session of the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) conference emphasized putting to rest old internal conflicts about treatment.

Alcohol remains the most prominent substance linked to hospitalization

March 7, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
Based on 2014 data, a county-level analysis from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality found that alcohol is the most common reason for a substance-related hospitalization.

New York regulators pave the way for expanded detox

March 6, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
At least temporarily, New York hospitals will receive relief from state requirements associated with providing hospital-based detox services to opioid-dependent patients.

Research pinpoints areas with serious provider shortage to combat opioid crisis

February 27, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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An analysis comparing buprenorphine provider capacity and opioid overdose deaths identifies significant provider shortages in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions.

Nurses, peers pivotal to health system's opioid disorder initiative

February 12, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Leaders at Christiana Care Health System say efforts to identify and address opioid use disorders in hospital settings should not be confined to the emergency room.

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