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Resilience to substance use problems strong in high-risk community

October 18, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A study has found that an urban community with prominent risk factors for substance use problems also has many residents with strong resilience.

Triathlete goes more than an extra mile

October 10, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Todd Crandell's Racing for Recovery emphasizes the balanced life in recovery that he did not see much of in his early days of sobriety.

A community's on-site outreach shifts law enforcement's mindset

October 5, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Care providers and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are working together to take a treatment-focused approach to incidents of aggressive panhandling among the homeless.

Data confirm public perception of less harm from marijuana

October 4, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health suggest that the public perceives significantly greater risk from heroin than from marijuana.

FDA issues guidance on MAT drugs

September 25, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The FDA is alerting providers and patients of the dangers of combining MAT drugs with benzodiazepines, a move that follows a recent change in labeling requirements for buprenorphine to indicate patients may require indefinite treatment.

Emotion regulation treatment helps pregnant women quit or reduce smoking

September 22, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A study has found that pregnant women who were motivated to quit smoking were more likely to succeed when their therapy included sessions assisting them in regulating emotions.

Analysis suggests role for alcohol in abdominal aortic aneurysm risk

September 13, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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An analysis of published studies indicates that alcohol use may have a role in the risk of developing an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Most substance use numbers, including treatment gap, hold steady in national survey

September 12, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) data indicate a prevailing gap between the number of people needing addiction treatment and those receiving specialty care.

How's your work environment? Tell us in our Quality of Life Survey

September 6, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Addiction Professional's third annual Quality of Life Survey will assess the factors affecting clinicians' job satisfaction.

Nearly all Ohio overdose deaths in early 2017 involved fentanyl

September 1, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A study found that fentanyl and its analogs were detected in more than 90% of the fatal overdoses in 24 Ohio counties in the first two months of this year.

Healthcare organizations open helplines for those impacted by Harvey

August 31, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Counseling and referrals to other resources are among the free services being provided by phone to those who have been hit by Hurricane Harvey.

NCAD: Free screener measures risk across multiple domains

August 22, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The final day of the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) featured a presentation on a free screening tool that reflects the multiple problems affecting most patients.

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