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November 13, 2019
Many communities fighting established or emerging drug crises are failing to take advantage of a critical local resource: faith leaders. A pair of speakers from Ohio and Tennessee closed the Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit this week by discussing how faith organizations in their states are…
November 11, 2019
What we know about emerging drug trends pales in comparison to what we don't know, and therefore the field needs a much more thorough understanding of the drug-using community, Daniel Ciccarone, MD, MPH, said Sunday at the Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit.
November 10, 2019
In treating the patient enmeshed in methamphetamine use and compulsive sexual behavior, clinicians must leave any feelings of shock, disgust or disapproval at the door, interventionist Brad Lamm said at the Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit.
November 09, 2019
Mindfulness strategies can make a difference in engaging patients with stimulant use disorders in treatment, and clinicians' own mindfulness practice can pay off as well, a clinical administrator said Friday at the Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit.
November 07, 2019
A film being shown to clinical professionals through screening events and conferences takes the position that patients beset by trauma, addiction and other serious conditions continue to carry a false and damaging narrative of themselves, even after their life circumstances change. The film depicts…
November 06, 2019
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) World Services announced this week that an updated and abridged translation of AA's Big Book is now available in American Sign Language, in DVD format. The DVD, which can be ordered through the AA website or a local AA office, includes professional American Sign Language…
November 05, 2019
Several provider and advocacy organizations in the substance use arena are strongly backing proposed federal legislation that would standardize physician training in managing substance use disorders. The bill (HR 4974), introduced by U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan (D-Mass.), would require all prescribers of…
November 04, 2019
A panel formed by the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) is calling for an opioid crisis response resembling the highly successful public health effort against HIV/AIDS, and that would require removing nearly all existing barriers to evidence-based treatment and harm…
October 31, 2019
A telehealth platform geared solely to individuals with an alcohol use disorder is proving a convenient fit for several at-risk groups, especially women for whom work and family demands make attending an in-person treatment program unlikely.
October 29, 2019
With some patterns of opioid use declining and stimulant use re-emerging in many communities, Daniel Ciccarone, MD, MPH, still would prefer that the field avoid identifying the next drug crisis by name of drug. At the Nov. 8-10 National Cocaine, Meth and Stimulant Summit in Miami, Ciccarone will…
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