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Tapering pain patients from prescribed opioids has been going on for the past 10 years and the results have been mixed. One recent report, however, shows that there should be fresh concern about what is happening to these patients.
It will be many years and decision‐making cycles before community leaders can draw firm conclusions on whether proceeds from litigation against opioid manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies prove to be a boon to substance use disorder (SUD) services. For the moment, observers have expressed...
A symposium held June 13 at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center (Montefiore) showed the many ways in which New York State's Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) is leading the way in methadone reform. Including the focus on more flexible take‐homes (see...
On June 22, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed H.R. 7666, the Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well‐Being Act of 2022. The bill, if passed by the Senate and signed, will revamp many programs in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The...
To extend its reach, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is now providing resources in many different languages. This reflects the fact that people from other countries, not just the U.S., search the NIAAA website for information, according to the agency. It also...
Annual RSoA Scientific Meeting, June 25‐29, Orlando, Florida. For more information, go to http://www.rsoa.org/
Why are there for‐profit opioid treatment programs (OTPs)? Simple answer. Most states won't pay for them or set them up. So private OTPs make up about 60% of the 1,900 OTPs in the country. Where are they going to get funding? If they don't get them from funders who want a return on their...
A new study has found that in some states fathers lose their parental rights, and legal orphans are created, when fathers are accused of allowing their pregnant partners to use alcohol or drugs. The worst offenders in terms of numbers of cases are New York and Texas, according to the report,...
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