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What if we treat drug overdoses like suicide attempts?

September 21, 2017  |  Patrick Gauthier
blog

If we could take the best parts of successful civil commitment—immediate treatment, coordinated care and discharge planning—perhaps this may be another way to prevent future drug overdoses.

Watch for our nation's post-traumatic reactions

September 18, 2017  |  H. Steven Moffic
blog

Post-traumatic stress disorders of all kinds are likely to be common in those whose lives were directly affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma as well as for us as clinicians.

Oral surgeons opt for ibuprofen over opioids

August 30, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

Professional association recommends ibuprofen as a first-line therapy and notes that simultaneous use of ibuprofen and acetaminophen can rival opioids for pain.

Hospitalized overdose patients sicker, costlier, more likely to die

August 29, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
article

Research findings released this week point to growing critical care needs for opioid overdose victims, attributable in part to the transition to heroin.

FDA evaluating prescription opioid medications for children

August 25, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

The agency will convene a meeting of its Pediatric Advisory Committee in September to discuss the use of hydrocodone or codeine for the treatment of cough in pediatric patients.

Don’t let burnout become a total eclipse of the wonders of our work

August 23, 2017  |  H. Steven Moffic
blog

For the brief eclipse of the sun, the moon was the causative factor. For us at work, it is mainly the systems we work in that disempower us in our quest for healing and impede our light.

NCAD: Free screener measures risk across multiple domains

August 23, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
article

The final day of the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) featured a presentation on a free screening tool that reflects the multiple problems affecting most patients.

Medicaid coverage of MAT drugs varies

August 22, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

All states have Medicaid plans that are covering some drugs used in medication assisted treatment, according to a draft report from SAMHSA.

Complete coverage from NCAD in Baltimore

August 22, 2017  |  Behavioral Healthcare Executive staff
article

Read our in-depth coverage and watch video commentary from top leaders in the field live from the National Conference on Addiction Disorders.

NCAD: Doctor attacks misconceptions about opioid addiction medications

August 20, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
article

The owner of Addiction Recovery Resources in Louisiana discussed why it makes sense to integrate 12-Step and medication approaches to opioid addiction treatment.

NCAD: No need to whisper, as attendees embrace talk about moderate drinking

August 19, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
article

A discussion about the spectrum of alcohol use severity and how moderate drinking might work for some individuals earned a positive reception at NCAD.

NCAD: Families must be the driver of healing

August 18, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
article

Renowned neuropsychiatrist and interventionist Judith Landau says programs treating co-occurring disorders must capitalize on family members' connection and resilience.

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