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  • National experts on drug abuse, childhood development to speak at Northland conference

    Feb 19, 2018 - 10:45 AM
    He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Linda Chamberlain, an internationally recognized speaker on adverse childhood experiences, brain development and trauma, and the adolescent brain, also will address ...
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  • Medicaid, Marijuana And Me: An Ex-Opioid Addict's Take On American Drug Denial

    Feb 18, 2018 - 01:33 PM
    As one of millions of Americans with substance abuse disorders involving prescription painkillers, I was also fortunate to avoid becoming one of nearly a million who abuse heroin. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, four in five new heroin users started out abusing some kind of ...
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  • Patients on 'amazingly large' amount of opiates result in fine, probation for doctor

    Feb 16, 2018 - 05:18 PM
    The Kansas medical board has fined an Overland Park doctor $2,500 and put his license on probation after an investigation revealed improper and potentially dangerous opioid ... About 2 million Americans are addicted to prescription painkillers, according to the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
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  • Drug companies flooded this small town of 400 with 5 million opioid pills

    Feb 16, 2018 - 01:22 PM
    A 2016 study from the American Society of Addiction Medicine reported that two million people in the United States were addicted to prescription painkillers while nearly 600,000 more had a heroin problem. But it's been fairly easy to overlook just how much money is being made off of these addictions ...
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  • Canadian Doctors Warn Medical Cannabis Is Overhyped

    Feb 16, 2018 - 04:00 AM
    The panel's recommendations are far from unusual among the medical profession. Organisations such as the American Medical Association and American Society of Addiction Medicine have long noted the lack of good research surrounding the use of medical cannabis, even as they tentatively support ...
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  • The Link Between Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Use Disorders

    Feb 16, 2018 - 02:07 AM
    According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), research has found that both 'victims' (I don't like that word, but that's how it's worded) and abusers are 11 times more likely to be involved in domestic violence incidents on days of heavy substance use, and found that forty to sixty percent ...
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  • Many options open to address addiction

    Feb 16, 2018 - 01:00 AM
    ... ones can achieve recovery. Stephen C. McCaffrey is President & Chief Executive Officer of Mental Health America of Indiana and Dr. Darrin Mangiacarne is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and medical director for Fairbanks, an Indianapolis substance abuse treatment center.
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  • Maryland Medicaid program bans some drug testing due to costs

    Feb 15, 2018 - 03:26 PM
    But providers and programs should not be routinely ordering simultaneous definitive screenings for 14 drug classifications.” Relying at least initially on more simple tests and other monitoring tools follows guidelines issued last year by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. The guidelines don't call ...
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  • Canadian Doctors Warn Medical Pot Is Overhyped

    Feb 15, 2018 - 02:30 PM
    The panel's recommendations are far from unusual among the medical profession. Organizations such as the American Medical Association and American Society of Addiction Medicine have long noted the lack of good research surrounding the use of medical cannabis, even as they tentatively support ...
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  • Scottsdale Recovery Center Announces New Medication-Assisted Outpatient Drug Rehab ...

    Feb 15, 2018 - 04:56 AM
    Scottsdale Recovery Center Announces New Medication-Assisted Outpatient Drug Rehab Program for Opioid and Alcohol Addiction ... withdrawal management with extended on-site monitoring, the highest outpatient level of care available determined by the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
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