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Farmers hit hard by opioid crisis

December 11, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A recent study shows the opioid epidemic has hit farmers and ranchers harder than the rest of rural America.

Study seeks to identify effects of marijuana edibles on children

December 8, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new study examined cases in which children in California had been unintentionally exposed to candy containing THC.

Addiction program uses team approach, medication to assist pregnant women

October 30, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The VCU Health Obstetrical Addiction Program in Virginia is working to improve maternal and child outcomes and to diminish stigma toward the pregnant patient.

Fact sheet on opioid treatments targets justice officials

October 27, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) seeks to separate ideology from evidence in discussing the importance of medication treatments in the justice system.

Lakeview Health launches pain recovery program

October 11, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Florida facility's new service for patients experiencing addiction and chronic pain will include a process group focused on pain recovery and peer support.

Cancer patients hit dead end in seeking information about marijuana

October 2, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A survey in Washington state has found that many cancer patients are turning to non-scientific sources of information about the risks and benefits of marijuana use because they are not having these conversations with their doctors.

Report suggests aggressive health initiative to improve New Jersey reentry outcomes

September 11, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Intensive case management with elements of trauma-informed care and harm reduction would improve substance use outcomes for New Jersey inmates reintegrating into the community, a new report suggests.

Ceremonial approaches essential to healing in Native American community

August 30, 2017  |  Jesse J. Morris, PhD, LPC, and William Nevin
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The availability of traditional ceremonies is important to a successful process of addressing multigenerational collateral damage in Native American families.

Report: Only a cultural shift can improve substance use problems in legal profession

August 24, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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National groups representing legal professionals say substance use and mental health problems among attorneys warrant profession-wide reform.

Post Acute Recovery appoints chief clinical officer

August 21, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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John Rodolico, PhD, the new chief clinical officer at Post Acute Recovery, has significant experience in working with veteran populations.

Let's solve problems cooperatively with other nations

August 9, 2017  |  Rebecca Flood
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The United States' drug-related crises are not unique, and more cooperation internationally could educate the field on the nature of drug epidemics.

Complex presentation a challenge for treating veterans

August 8, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A study conducted by Cigna healthcare finds practitioners believe treating veterans with opioid use disorder is more challenging than treating civilians, and many feel they could benefit from more staff with direct experience.

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