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Johns Hopkins Medicine announced that it is collaborating with 14 other Maryland hospitals on a five-year initiative aimed at reducing the use of emergency departments and police for substance use and mental health crises.
The American Medical Association this month honored former ASAM executive vice president and CEO Penny S. Mills with its Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award.
Opioid overdose deaths involving multiple substances among youth were found to be more common than overdose deaths involving only opioids, per the results of a study recently published by the Grayken Center at Boston Medical Center.
A combination of the COVID-19 pandemic and a rise in e-commerce has changed familiar traffic patterns around the globe for several illicit substances, Stephen McConachie, chief operations manager for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, told Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit attendees in a Sunday session.
Processing the loss of substance use as a coping mechanism is an essential part of the recovery process, Derrick Johnson, LCMHC, LCAS, MAC, NCC, executive and clinical director of NorthStar Clinical Services in Charlotte, told attendees in a Sunday session at the Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit.

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