David Gastfriend, MD, DFASAM, explained to NCAD attendees how technology platforms can help providers overcome obstacles to adopting contingency management programs that have been proven to effectively augment traditional treatment modalities.
At NCAD, Kevin McCauley, MD, explained to NCAD attendees how, much like aviation safety checklists help Navy pilots avoid mishaps, recovery plans protect individuals in addiction treatment stay sober when they otherwise might struggle to make proper decisions.
Although many treatment centers are under-resourced, Jamie Marich, PhD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT, RYT-200, said in her NCAD session that trauma must be addressed as a root cause of many addiction disorders.
The Foundation for Opioid Response and New York Community Trust are providing $750,000 to Housing Works for a program that aims to improve high-risk populations’ retention and adherence to medications for opioid use disorder.
Stigma, lack of coverage and inadequate training for physicians are creating barriers to treatment for SUD, but digital therapeutics are emerging as an effective complement to boost traditional treatment, according to Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, and Mario San Bartolome, MD, MBA, MRO, FASAM.
E-cigarettes can be considered “safer” than traditional cigarettes, but a lack of research around their long-term use should prevent them from being considered “safe” in general, CDC Office on Smoking and Health deputy director of research Brian King, PhD, MPH said.
There was universal agreement among panelists during a Sunday morning session at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders East about the benefits of harm reduction strategies. They prevent overdose deaths and the spread of infectious diseases…