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October 28, 2019
Ben Cort, CEO of Foundry Treatment Center Steamboat Springs in Colorado, discusses the importance of avoiding microaggressions when working with cannabis-dependent patients, as well as the differences between the marijuana of 20 years and the products used today, and more effective questions around…
October 28, 2019
D. Tyler Coyle, MD, MS, of the University School of Medicine – Addiction Research and Treatment Services, dispels misconceptions around the safety of medications such as buprenorphine and methadone in patients who are breastfeeding or pregnant, and emphasizes the importance of becoming familiar…
October 25, 2019
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.
October 25, 2019
Community Medical Services regional operations manager Haley Horton explained to NCAD West attendees how the organization has engaged patients in remote areas through the development of medication units as a complement to its traditional opioid treatment programs.
October 24, 2019
During the opening plenary of NCAD West on Thursday, Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse director Rober Valuck, PhD, RPh, FNAP, implored attendees to aggressively fight barriers to treatment, scrutinize their own work, and learn from their peers.
October 24, 2019
Las Vegas Recovery Center chief medical officer Mel Pohl, MD, DFASAM, shared risks of using opioids to treat chronic pain and offered non-medication alternatives to improve patients’ ability to function on Thursday at NCAD West.
October 18, 2019
With fentanyl driving up overdose-related death rates among patients who relapse, formerly abstinence-based treatment programs are beginning to embrace medication-assisted treatment, says Andrew Stone, MD, MPH.
October 02, 2019
The Northern Colorado Opioid Prevention Workgroup, a collaboration between local health systems, jails and health districts, has been responsible for increasing access to MAT and implementing a jail-based treatment program since launching two years ago.
September 26, 2019
John Bruna, CADC, discusses misconceptions around mindfulness and how the practice can help those receiving medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders.
September 13, 2019
Intergenerational and transgenerational trauma are challenges that require practitioners to dig deeper in their assessments beyond just the presenting patient and his/her nuclear family, says Alex Ribbentrop, MSW, LCSW, CFTP, owner and psychotherapist at Live Free Psychotherapy.
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