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August 10, 2020
Peer recovery support services (PRSS) are non-clinical services that support individuals with mental health conditions or substance use issues. They are often developed, designed and delivered by persons with lived experience in recovery. Although it can be traced back to the 1700s, new audiences…
August 06, 2020
The Opioid Policy Research Collaborative, an initiative that is part of the Institute for Behavioral Health at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy Management, has launched a new website to inform communities and local leaders on what other municipalities are doing to address the…
August 05, 2020
A study published in the American Journal of Men’s Health found that a combination of group-based tobacco dependence treatment and nicotine replacement therapy was “an effective and feasible option” for smoking cessation among incarcerated men and transgender women who otherwise face barriers to…
August 04, 2020
Medication-assisted treatment is referred to by many within the field as the “gold standard,” but a study published on JAMA Network Open in July shows that use of medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) is anything but standard at residential facilities across the country.
August 02, 2020
A plethora of data has demonstrated the efficacy of contingency management. Technology creates the potential to overcome many of the remaining obstacles to more widespread adoption among addiction treatment providers, David Gastfriend, MD, DFASAM, co-founder and chief medical officer for DynamiCare…
August 01, 2020
How can an individual in recovery stay sober when the areas of his or her brain that process decisions aren’t functioning properly, Kevin McCauley, MD, senior fellow with Meadows Behavioral Healthcare, asked NCAD attendees in his Saturday session. In other words: How can a person protect themselves…
August 01, 2020
While many addiction treatment providers may not feel equipped to deal with the depths of trauma work with patients, Jamie Marich, PhD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT, RYT-200, offered a word of caution to NCAD attendees in a Saturday session: Pandora’s box is already open.
July 31, 2020
Concerns over patient isolation, staff safety and licensing reciprocity between states as a means to address a shortage of care providers during a crisis were among the COVID-19-related topics discussed by a panel of industry leaders during a Friday morning session at the virtual National…
July 30, 2020
During his time in prison, Cameron Douglas envisioned one day “stepping down in New York, landing every job and being the toast of the town,” he told National Conference on Addiction Disorders attendees on Thursday. That wasn’t his reality immediately upon release, but today, Douglas said he’s…
July 30, 2020
With results that show recovery—not relapse—is the expected outcome, state physician health programs are a model for a new paradigm in addiction treatment, Robert L. DuPont, MD, president of the Institute for Behavior and Health and a clinical professor of psychiatry at the Georgetown University…
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