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From making methadone available from drugstores to eliminating regulations requiring the involvement of opioid treatment programs (OTPs), a two‐day workshop sponsored by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) had as its premise the need to expand methadone treatment...
Buffalo‐area emergency physicians' effort more than five years ago to brace for the effects of a sudden shuttering of pain clinics has evolved into an initiative across New York to connect patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) to timely medication treatment. New York MATTERS (Medication...
The initial 15 months of COVID‐19 were associated with a decline in hospital care for overdose or self‐harm in adolescents and young adults, according to a study conducted in Ontario.
Deflection, a concept in which people who need treatment for substance use disorders (SUDs) and are arrested for a crime are placed in treatment before entering the criminal justice system, has now been embraced by the federal government. Last week the Office of National Drug Control Policy...
In last week's issue (see OIG for first time endorses more than $75 a year for contingency management, ADAW March 7; https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adaw.33366), we broke the story about the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS‐OIG) for the first...
The spending bill approved by the Senate on March 9 includes an increase of $50 million for the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) block grant, to $1.908 million, but no set‐aside for recovery. The omnibus FY 22 appropriations bill, which was expected to be voted on in the House on...
Your brain gets smaller as you age; it's normal. Except that heavy alcohol use — even going from one to three drinks a day — is like aging your brain more than three years, according to a recent study published in Nature Communications. “These findings contrast with scientific and governmental...
The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) 2022 will hold its annual conference March 31 ‐ April 3, 2022 in Hollywood, Florida. For more information, go to https://www.eventscribe.net/2022/ASAM/
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