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A trio of prominent leaders in addiction research have authored a commentary that argues for more attention in treatment for individuals at lower levels of illness severity. Their attempt to advance the term “preaddiction” is bound to inspire spirited dialogue about the use of language and the...
Last month the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued revised guidance for opioid treatment programs (OTPs) referred to as Narcotic Treatment Programs (NTPs) by the DEA. These programs are the only facilities allowed to prescribe and dispense methadone for the treatment of opioid use...
A new report from the federal government, based on death data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), found that the liberalized take‐home policies for methadone instituted in March 2020 to reduce transmission of COVID‐19 did not result in an increase in overdose deaths.
CODAC Behavioral Healthcare, Rhode Island's largest nonprofit treatment program, has launched a new van that will dispense methadone, as well as buprenorphine and naltrexone. This van is the first in the country to be approved under new federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regulations...
This month the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is beginning the transition from the 10‐digit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Lifeline) to the three‐digit 988. This number is not just for suicide, but all kinds of mental health and other crises. The launch...
The FDA is cracking down on vapes. But the messages are confusing. First, the FDA ordered JUUL, the venture‐capital funded pioneer in the market, off the market. Then, the FDA flip‐flopped and said it would delay its decision on JUUL. Most recently, the FDA has sent warning letters to more than...
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