Features

trans-Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol

Selective Inhibition Shows Promise as Marijuana Treatment
Diana Martinez, MD and Pierre Trifilieff, PhD

A promising treatment option for addiction to marijuana may emerge through selective inhibition of a specific signaling pathway in the brain.





Medicaid Coverage Map

State Medicaid Coverage of Addiction Treatment in the US
Beth Haynes

To help further knowledge of current care coverage, ASAM has produced two-page state fact sheets that summarize Medicaid coverage of both medication and counseling addiction treatment.

Breaking News

  • 9/26/2014

    DEA Reschedules Hydrocodone Combination Products

    On August 22nd, the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) formally rescheduled hydrocodone combination products (HCPs), moving them from Schedule III to Schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act.

Education & Training

Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs

by ASAM Staff | Jun 09, 2014

Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs: The June issue of ASAM’s Journal of Addiction Medicine included a review about the use of naloxone for rapid drug reversal. The review found that “Bystanders (mostly opioid users) can and will use naloxone to reverse opioid overdoses when properly trained, and…this training can be done successfully through opioid overdose prevention programs.” Further study on naloxone’s impact on overdose deaths, the benefits of these prevention programs at the population level, and the effectiveness and implementation on opioid overdose prevention programs in existing treatment centers is recommended.

ASAM’s take: ASAM has supported the use of naloxone since 2010. This fast-acting, effective, non-addictive opioid antagonist can be administered quickly and effectively, helping to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. ASAM recommends training and utilization of naloxone by early responders, corrections officers, law enforcement officers, staff of certain organizations serving high-risk populations, family members, significant others and companions. Authorized dispensers should be required to undergo training and education in the prevention, detection and appropriate response to drug overdose. 

What you can do: In order to increase effective use of naloxone, ASAM offers the following resources:

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Government Affairs

Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs

by ASAM Staff | Jun 09, 2014

Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs: The June issue of ASAM’s Journal of Addiction Medicine included a review about the use of naloxone for rapid drug reversal. The review found that “Bystanders (mostly opioid users) can and will use naloxone to reverse opioid overdoses when properly trained, and…this training can be done successfully through opioid overdose prevention programs.” Further study on naloxone’s impact on overdose deaths, the benefits of these prevention programs at the population level, and the effectiveness and implementation on opioid overdose prevention programs in existing treatment centers is recommended.

ASAM’s take: ASAM has supported the use of naloxone since 2010. This fast-acting, effective, non-addictive opioid antagonist can be administered quickly and effectively, helping to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. ASAM recommends training and utilization of naloxone by early responders, corrections officers, law enforcement officers, staff of certain organizations serving high-risk populations, family members, significant others and companions. Authorized dispensers should be required to undergo training and education in the prevention, detection and appropriate response to drug overdose. 

What you can do: In order to increase effective use of naloxone, ASAM offers the following resources:

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Your ASAM

Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs

by ASAM Staff | Jun 09, 2014

Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs: The June issue of ASAM’s Journal of Addiction Medicine included a review about the use of naloxone for rapid drug reversal. The review found that “Bystanders (mostly opioid users) can and will use naloxone to reverse opioid overdoses when properly trained, and…this training can be done successfully through opioid overdose prevention programs.” Further study on naloxone’s impact on overdose deaths, the benefits of these prevention programs at the population level, and the effectiveness and implementation on opioid overdose prevention programs in existing treatment centers is recommended.

ASAM’s take: ASAM has supported the use of naloxone since 2010. This fast-acting, effective, non-addictive opioid antagonist can be administered quickly and effectively, helping to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. ASAM recommends training and utilization of naloxone by early responders, corrections officers, law enforcement officers, staff of certain organizations serving high-risk populations, family members, significant others and companions. Authorized dispensers should be required to undergo training and education in the prevention, detection and appropriate response to drug overdose. 

What you can do: In order to increase effective use of naloxone, ASAM offers the following resources:

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OP-ED

Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs

by ASAM Staff | Jun 09, 2014

Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs: The June issue of ASAM’s Journal of Addiction Medicine included a review about the use of naloxone for rapid drug reversal. The review found that “Bystanders (mostly opioid users) can and will use naloxone to reverse opioid overdoses when properly trained, and…this training can be done successfully through opioid overdose prevention programs.” Further study on naloxone’s impact on overdose deaths, the benefits of these prevention programs at the population level, and the effectiveness and implementation on opioid overdose prevention programs in existing treatment centers is recommended.

ASAM’s take: ASAM has supported the use of naloxone since 2010. This fast-acting, effective, non-addictive opioid antagonist can be administered quickly and effectively, helping to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. ASAM recommends training and utilization of naloxone by early responders, corrections officers, law enforcement officers, staff of certain organizations serving high-risk populations, family members, significant others and companions. Authorized dispensers should be required to undergo training and education in the prevention, detection and appropriate response to drug overdose. 

What you can do: In order to increase effective use of naloxone, ASAM offers the following resources:

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