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Despite the fact that most of the attendees did like the idea of using cannabis in the treatment of substance use disorder, the New York Society of Addiction Medicine (NYSAM) meeting Feb. 7 in New York City featured a powerful proponent — and provider — of the practice.
This month's arrest of a prominent public policy leader and recovery advocate on sexual assault and weapons charges has reverberated across the addiction treatment and recovery communities, fueling a broader examination of the extent of the field's commitment to creating safe environments that...
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the federal National Institutes of Health, has advice for parents in the midst of the opioid epidemic: “[T]alk openly about the effects of opioids and other drugs with your children and stay actively engaged in their lives.”
It's no secret that the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) is opposed to the Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment (MAT) Act — S. 2074 and H.R. 2482.
In the elusive hunt for an effective treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD), ketamine is one of the latest medications to be tested. It's an anesthetic, but giving a single small infusion in combination with motivational enhancement therapy can improve measures of drinking, researchers have...
A federal audit of opioid treatment programs (OTPs) — methadone clinics — in New York City found that of 115 random sample claims, 35 did not comply with Medicaid requirements, and that of 598 claims in a non‐random sample, 299 were billed in error. Extrapolating these errors, the federal...
The 2020 symposium of the American College of Medical Toxicology will be held March 12 in New York City (the theme is “Opioid Epidemic: Controversies and Creative Solutions”). For more information, go to https://www.acmt.net/2020Symposium.html.
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