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Study in Israel finds benefits from medical marijuana for pain

February 16, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Research group highlights wastewater testing as part of opioid crisis response

February 2, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Mathematica Policy Research has been studying whether wastewater testing can provide information on opioid use trends in a timelier fashion than traditional surveys.

Resistance remains to tackling opioid crisis in Appalachian region

January 22, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new report based on discussions with experts and community members suggests that stigma continues to hamper responses to the opioid crisis in hard-hit Appalachian communities.

Funding available for SBIRT initiatives

January 2, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Federal officials expect to award grants to up to eight organizations in the latest round of Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment funding.

Researchers explore medications' possible role in fighting methamphetamine

December 21, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Research at the University of Florida is focusing on sigma-1 receptor agonists as a possible drug intervention for individuals in treatment for methamphetamine addiction.

Opioid adulterants now affecting cocaine supply

December 18, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Reports from federal officials in Florida raise concerns about the potential deadliness of the cocaine supply.