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October 18, 2019
The US Food and Drug Administration announced it is receiving public comments on “considerations related to the development and evaluation of abuse-deterrent formulations (ADF) of central nervous system stimulants and whether such products could play a role in addressing public health concerns…
October 18, 2019
The Drug Policy Alliance this month launched a drug education curriculum offering high schools a harm reduction-based alternative to abstinence-only prevention programs. A news release from the organization states that while discouraging young people from using substances remains the primary goal…
October 17, 2019
The University of Missouri's share of federal funding under the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA's) Graduate Psychology Education (GPE) program will allow doctoral interns to expand efforts to assist underserved populations affected by opioid use. Target groups will include…
October 16, 2019
Physicians are finding themselves caught in two dilemmas affecting them at the same time: the need to better understand treatment options for patients with opioid use disorders, and the issue of how to assist pain patients who suddenly feel shunned by the medical community.
October 14, 2019
As addiction treatment evolves, holistic therapies have become increasingly popular in promoting recovery and lasting sobriety. Some people question these approaches. Compared to more traditional Western medicine, there are fewer studies on the effectiveness of holistic therapy to treat addiction…
October 14, 2019
A male partner's use of marijuana at least once a week has been found to be associated with increased risk of miscarriage in pregnancy, according to research being presented this week at the Scientific Congress of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
October 10, 2019
My goal is to meet my patient where he’s at. If he isn’t ready to try abstinence, we work from that position—embracing harm reduction techniques and keeping an eye on the benefits and consequences of being a “social drinker.” This article, however, assumes the patient has been abstinent, has…
October 09, 2019
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's decision nearly seven years ago to break from tradition among industry peers by implementing extended medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD) within a 12-Step environment has received strong confirmation in initial research findings. Beyond…
October 07, 2019
Conquer Addiction, an organization that grew out of founder Joanna Conti's frustration in seeking reliable information about treatment centers when her daughter needed care, has announced the first recipients of an annual award to facilities for their patients' post-treatment abstinence rates.
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