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Operation UNITE, Kentucky officials launching SUD help line

November 21, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Specialists at the KY HELP Call Center will provide Kentucky residents struggling with substance use disorder or have a family member struggling with SUD information on treatment options and resources.

Yale is calling all innovators for products to fight addiction

November 20, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Yale University's Innovation to Impact initiative will encompass areas ranging from pharmaceuticals to behavioral interventions to apps.

Massachusetts collaboration will enhance social work training in addictions

November 15, 2017  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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A groundbreaking agreement with nine schools of social work will help equip Massachusetts social workers to excel on the front lines of addressing the opioid crisis.

Researchers: Cultural factors take backseat in eating disorder treatment

November 14, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Researchers in the UK suggest that professionals often ignore the requests of patients with an eating disorder to explore gender issues related to the disorder.

Intervention leader Southworth dies at 79

November 13, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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John Southworth was one of the most prominent leaders in the intervention community and a passionate advocate for 12-Step recovery.

Group of payers say they will adhere to evidence-based principles

November 8, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Sixteen healthcare payers today announced a commitment to principles of addiction care derived from the Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health.

Experts: Opioid crisis is staggering, but in many ways not unique

November 8, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The opioid crisis in certain respects resembles other epidemics that include stimulant crises that occurred at two points in the nation's history.

The Numbers: Attitudes toward addiction

November 8, 2017  |  Tom Valentino
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Gaps in the public's knowledge about substance use disorders found to perpetuate stigma and create challenges for providers.

News report in Canada puts methamphetamine in spotlight

November 8, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A television news series from Saskatchewan highlights the dangers associated with the spread of methamphetamine use in a community.

Is a new drug crisis looming?

October 30, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A rising presence of stimulants in some parts of the country is leading to worry over a troubling addiction with fewer treatment options than opioid addiction.

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.

PAs contribute a wide range of services in psychiatry

October 26, 2017  |  Kristi Kincheloe, PA-C, CAQ-PSY
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One of the key benefits PAs offer in mental health settings is that we are educated in the medical model and maintain certification by completing substantial continuing medical education and passing rigorous assessments throughout our careers.