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Last year, a census of opioid treatment programs (OTPs) conducted by the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors found that 91% of patients get liquid methadone (see “SAMHSA‐funded OTP census reveals 91% of patients get liquid methadone,” ADAW, Dec. 12, 2022;...
Results of a new study suggest that more comprehensive care for justice‐involved individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD), including mental health treatment, could prove critical to reducing the high risk of post‐incarceration overdose.
We live in a country where almost 110,000 individuals die from overdose every year, so I am not surprised by our current situation! Our policies impact our response to overdose and drug use and are at the root of our failures!
The Monitoring the Future (MTF) panel study released this month shows that adults ages 35–50 have a big problem with binge drinking and marijuana. This panel study focuses on post–high school participants; the basic MTF survey is of high school students only. So, epidemiologists can now find out...
Our story on the federal government's exclusion policy banning formerly addicted doctors and nurses from billing Medicare or Medicaid for 5 years even after they have been abstinent for years—and in one case, the conviction was expunged—completed drug court and treatment, have their licenses...
The California Society for Addiction Medicine (CSAM) State of the Art Addiction Medicine Conference will be held August 30 ‐ September 2 in San Diego, California. For more information, go to https://csam‐asam.org/
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