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Rapid-access clinics reduce emergency department visits in Ontario

July 25, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Seven rapid-access clinics in Ontario are providing a transition between emergency departments and primary care in the treatment of opioid and alcohol addictions.

Rural setting at Wildwood Canyon appeals to young-adult males

July 25, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Wildwood Canyon in Yucaipa, Calif., offers detox and residential treatment to young-adult men in a setting that blends Americana with the Old West.

An opportunity through the local jail

July 24, 2017  |  Norman G. Hoffmann, PhD, Alyssa L. Raggio, MS, and Albert M. Kopak, PhD
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Treatment providers can engage offenders in local justice systems who have a history of substance use and recidivism.

Veteran of prevention field joins CADCA to run institute

July 24, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Patricia Castillo is the new director of Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's (CADCA's) training- and evaluation-focused National Coalition Institute.

Evidence-based practice group now part of larger public health entity

July 21, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Treatment Research Institute's (TRI's) merger into a public health nonprofit mirrors the type of collaboration that more would like to see in the specialty and general health communities.

Three keys to lowering mortality rates in opioid disorder patients

July 21, 2017  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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New research has found that providing psychosocial counseling and avoiding prescribed opioids or benzodiazepines are among the variables that can reduce mortality rates in opioid use disorders. Medication treatment did not affect death rates.

Cartoon character boosts success of renowned Betty Ford program

July 19, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The nationally known Children's Program at the Betty Ford Center attributes some of its success to the use of a cartoon character that conveys safety to children affected by a family member's substance use.

ADHD patients' substance use risk lower in medicated periods

July 17, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Researchers have found that individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at lower risk of alcohol or drug abuse when they are taking ADHD medications.

Complex patients deserve more compassionate care

July 17, 2017  |  Les C. Lucas, LMFT
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A clinician explains why he never refuses to treat patients who are exhibiting signs of their substance use disorder.

Report offers state-by-state breakdown of non-medical prescription drug use

July 14, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows that the prevalence of non-medical use of prescription opioids in 2012-2014 was highest in Oklahoma and lowest in Minnesota.

Blogs

Marrying science and design to improve access to naloxone

July 24, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
University professors used their collective talents to create a device allowing easy access to the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone.

Better data reporting holds key to promoting recovery

June 28, 2017     Rebecca Flood
Outcomes studies such as the one being conducted by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) can ultimately help control the generational spread of the disease.

Place medication in the rightful context

June 27, 2017     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A number of experts in the addiction field would like to see use of the term "medication-assisted treatment" eradicated, saying that it perpetuates stigma.

Factors that impede women's specialty care are being removed

May 30, 2017     Rebecca Flood
Specialty services for women promise better outcomes for families, although some barriers to success remain.