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April 03, 2020
Results of a study suggest that extended treatment with buprenorphine for opioid use disorder (OUD) improves the likelihood of sustained abstinence and also enhances patient quality-of-life outcomes.
April 02, 2020
Among the countless impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on addiction treatment operations, providers suddenly have had to rethink standard protocols for patient drug testing. The vice president of addiction services at Dominion Diagnostics tells Addiction Professional that an immediate effort to protect…
April 01, 2020
“Welcome to the insanity,” Integrity House CEO Robert Budsock tells a telephoning reporter who has just overheard the hurried completion of yet another call with staff. Back-to-back appointments are nothing new to the leader of the 52-year-old New Jersey addiction treatment organization. It's the…
March 31, 2020
While many of the nation’s substance misuse prevention efforts are designed to cover the entire lifespan, an aging population demands a sharper focus on the over-50 population. During the upcoming Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, to be held virtually April 14-16, Elisha Figueroa, LMSW, CPS, and…
March 30, 2020
A national advocacy organization is urging more attention to the needs of LGBTQ youths and young adults in substance use research and prevention initiatives, following its publication of a research brief showing higher rates of recent substance use in this population.
March 27, 2020
As a clinician, do you have any regrets? If so, how have you coped with such feelings? It’s probably impossible to do dedicated work in the addiction field without experiencing any regrets—whether related to clients, families or co-workers. For example, an addiction counselor whom I know well…
March 27, 2020
Despite evidence that sexual minority women face an increased risk of substance use and related problems, a newly published research review found there are still significant gaps in the availability of conclusive findings about this group.
March 26, 2020
Demonstrating that the search for effective, sustainable responses to the opioid crisis has not lost momentum, a new national foundation's first request for proposals garnered nearly 450 letters of intent. The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) this month announced the 19 projects that…
March 26, 2020
The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.) has partnered with several government and health organizations in Massachusetts to assist released inmates who may face the dual threats of coronavirus transmission and opioid overdose.
March 25, 2020
The Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit is going online for 2020. In lieu of an in-person event, this year’s Rx Summit will take place as a virtual experience that includes video content and live streaming with Q&A sessions during the conference’s originally scheduled dates, April 14-16.
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