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  • The face of the homeless in Phoenix is getting younger. Here's why.

    Dec 07, 2017 - 01:56 AM
    Pena said the profile of the homeless persons getting shelter and services is trending younger because of the spread of opioid and heroin addiction in Arizona and nationally. There are an estimated 2.6 million people addicted to opioids or heroin, according to the American Society of Addiction Medicine ...
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  • Bayshore Medical Center welcomes Muhammad Abbas, MD, psychiatrist

    Dec 06, 2017 - 03:26 PM
    Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, NJ is pleased to welcome board certified psychiatrist Muhammad Abbas, M.D., to the ... Dr. Abbas is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the American Medical Association.
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  • 'It's like watching your child drown'

    Dec 06, 2017 - 12:03 AM
    According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, four in five new heroin users started out abusing prescription painkillers. When Camarda realized her son was in trouble, she rushed him to the emergency room of a local hospital. The doctor gave him medication for withdrawal and sent him ...
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  • Renew Recovery Providing Opioid Addiction Services to Humana Members in Kentucky

    Dec 05, 2017 - 10:56 AM
    According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), addiction to opioids – including to prescription pain relievers and heroin – is defined as a primary, chronic, and relapsing brain disease. Opioids killed nearly 30 Kentuckians per 100,000 in 2015, a rate significantly higher than the rest of ...
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  • FDA showing support for medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction

    Dec 05, 2017 - 03:03 AM
    "While more states are adopting broader coverage owing to new legislation and resources, among public insurance plans there are still a number of states that are not covering all three FDA-approved addiction medications," the release said. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine's ...
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  • Opiod addiction hits the heart of Orange County

    Dec 04, 2017 - 05:41 PM
    Opiod addiction hits the heart of Orange County .... people died of drug overdoses in 2015 according to the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
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  • What's Kratom, and Why Are States Banning It?

    Dec 04, 2017 - 07:22 AM
    The American Society of Addiction Medicine argued in comments to the DEA last year that the whole botanical product, like the powder sold at Oasis, should be made illegal to prevent people with addictions from trying to use it to recover. Since three FDA-approved medications exist that have proven ...
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  • Local construction workers at higher risk for opioid deaths

    Dec 03, 2017 - 07:11 AM
    Using five-year estimate data from the American Community Survey for 2011 to ... opioids, according to the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
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  • Indivior's monthly injectable buprenorphine formulation Sublocade gets US FDA approval to treat ...

    Dec 02, 2017 - 03:26 AM
    “The American Society of Addiction Medicine supports the development and manufacturing of medications that aid in the treatment of addiction,” said Dr. Kelly Clark, President, American Society of Addiction Medicine. “The introduction of novel pharmacotherapies supports this goal. Addiction patients ...
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  • Dr. Andrew Sonderman joins Fairbanks Hospital: 4 key notes

    Dec 01, 2017 - 04:00 PM
    Dr. Sonderman has dedicated his career to pain management and drug addiction recovery. In addition to his clinical practice, he is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He has presented at national conferences, including the Prescription Drug Abuse Symposium. 4. Dr. Sonderman ...
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