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The quiet and rapid end of the federal law protecting substance use disorder (SUD) treatment record confidentiality came on March 27 with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (see “CARES Act eliminates most of 42 CFR Part 2,” ADAW, April 6,...
Widespread reports in recent months of a resurgence in opioid overdoses and related problems as the nation combats COVID‐19 are intensifying the call for greater flexibility in ensuring access to treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD). This is leading in some quarters to support for making some...
When people refer to “evidence‐based” treatment, they mean treatment that has been proven to be effective and has been incorporated into strict protocols via manuals, so they can be replicated. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has been tracking the many treatment models for general...
The mission of the Police Assisted Addiction & Recovery Initiative (PAARI) is to build the capacity of law enforcement agencies to design and implement nonarrest programs that create pathways to treatment and recovery for those suffering from substance use disorders. Law enforcement officers are...
Last week, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended screening for “unhealthy drug use” by asking questions — not by drug tests — in adults. There is a proviso: “Screening should be implemented when services for accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, and appropriate...
On top of the pandemic, America has been rocked by the tragedy of the murder of George Floyd, a black man, by police. Protests were worldwide, and many organizations have weighed in to support an end to racially motivated violence. Nora Volkow, M.D., director of the National Institute on Drug...
Cancelled: The annual meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence will be held June 20‐24 in Hollywood, Florida . For more information, go to https://cpdd.org/.
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