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April 21, 2020
Not only does Lisa McLaughlin see the now-waived requirement of an initial face-to-face patient visit for initiating buprenorphine as not medically necessary, she considers it damaging for some patients' prospects for getting into recovery.
August 16, 2019
The possible ethical dilemmas around former patients coming to work at the agencies where they once received treatment came fast and furious at an NCAD East breakout session on Thursday: Can a clinician accept a former client's friend request on social media? What if a former client relapses…
August 15, 2019
“Magic. Medicine. Misery.” That was how veteran journalist Elizabeth Vargas described her relationship with alcohol during her keynote address at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders East on Thursday in Baltimore.
September 11, 2018
A new study indicates that only about one in four young people with opioid use disorders receives one of the approved medications as part of treatment.
June 26, 2018
Patients who leave against medical advice put themselves at risk. Additional concerns for the treatment center could include liability for patient self-harm, overdose, suicide or injury from a lack of basic safety. Such risk can be minimized, however.
June 22, 2018
Even though it is difficult to find out the facts about the separation of immigrant children from their parents along our southwest border, there are certain clinical and ethical principles that we must reaffirm to our colleagues, the public and society.
May 18, 2018
If you have paid any attention to the forthcoming royal wedding in England, you’ll see that like many heavily covered public events, it is revealing several important mental healthcare messages.
April 23, 2018
When it comes to objective measurements on whether providers are delivering what patients want, experts say assessment surveys might ask about whether patients believe they are in a better place.
April 13, 2018
American attitudes toward addiction are beginning to shift, but only slightly, according to a survey of 1,054 adults by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
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