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Conference highlights Connecticut's pacesetting medication treatment in prisons

March 14, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A plenary session at the conference of the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) featured a look at signs of progress in the correctional and insurance arenas.

No time for petty conflict amid an opioid crisis

March 12, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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
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
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
An analysis comparing buprenorphine provider capacity and opioid overdose deaths identifies significant provider shortages in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions.

Study in Israel finds benefits from medical marijuana for pain

February 16, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Elderly patients with chronic pain reported symptom improvement and enhanced quality of life in a six-month study using medical cannabis.

SCE Arizona: Pain patients must focus on quality of life

February 15, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Mel Pohl of the Las Vegas Recovery Center tells Summit for Clinical Excellence attendees to focus on the level of function when treating pain.

Study offers reasons why alcohol medication adherence poses challenge

February 15, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Research reveals several factors that influence the ability of patients with an alcohol use disorder to stay on a daily medication regimen, including intense cravings and a weekend danger.

Researchers develop convenient tests for detecting cocaine

February 14, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A Florida International University chemist and her students are developing tools to help law enforcement officers detect the presence of cocaine rapidly.

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

February 12, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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.

Why the brain is the new frontier

February 6, 2018  |  Jill Sederstrom
The goal of the ABCD study is to learn more about how experiences in adolescence, such as substance use, screen time, sleep or participation in sports, impact brain development and ultimately factor into social, behavioral and health outcomes.

Addiction groups target primary care in effort to boost opioid crisis response

February 5, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Groups led by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry say primary care organizations need substance use disorder training that goes beyond simply certifying more prescribers.


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