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Addiction medicine consulting teams in acute‐care hospitals are beginning to show promise as an effective referral source to specialty treatment for opioid use disorders (OUDs). But inconsistencies in how these consult services are structured suggests much room for refinement, according to a...
When CommonWealth Magazine ran an article by Andrew Klein, Ph.D., on Jan. 4, our first question was “Why?” The main reason was to push back against an increasing demand for prisons and jails to offer agonists, Klein said. Despite the plethora of research showing agonists are effective treatment...
So now that we have a Democratic House of Representatives, has the landscape changed for substance use disorders (SUDs) on Capitol Hill?
As the executive director of the Pennsylvania Recovery Organizations Alliance, the statewide recovery community organization of Pennsylvania, I am alarmed by ongoing efforts occurring in Congress to erode our substance use disorder patient record privacy rights. There are sweeping changes being...
Tracey Helton has been running peer programs for a decade, and involved with harm‐reduction work for two. Her “real” day job is working for San Francisco, a job that includes benefits and enables her to support her children. But it also allows her to run harm‐reduction services “from my closet,”...
The New York Society of Addiction Medicine's annual conference will be held Feb. 1–2 in New York City. For more information, go to http://nysam‐asam.org.
Jane Goodall's work has rescued more than two dozen monkeys from nicotine addiction research, moving them from a lab in Arkansas to a primate sanctuary in Gainesville, Florida. The nicotine addiction study was run by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which suspended the research last year...
A project that began a year ago (see ADAW, Jan. 15, 2018), Shatterproof's rating system of addiction treatment programs took another step last month when the nonprofit announced it would start out with a pilot, now that it has $5 million. Saying the current addiction treatment system is broken,...
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