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  • A Call to Addiction-Informed Care

    Feb 09, 2018 - 01:56 AM
    American Society of Addictive Medicine (ASAM) (2012) states, “Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry.” First, the word “primary” suggests that, in its presentation, addiction has taken over. This negates the survival response that has been triggered ...
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  • GUEST COLUMN: Only the name changes

    Feb 09, 2018 - 01:00 AM
    According to American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), each day, 2,500 adolescents in the United States abuse prescription opioids for the first time. That's a statistic we cannot afford to ignore. This drug alters the chemistry of the brain. It actually eats holes through the hippocampus. These “holes” ...
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  • New Medicaid Rules Nix Administrative Maze For Pregnant Hoosiers

    Feb 08, 2018 - 02:52 PM
    “You can imagine if you're an opiate-dependent person that has been on [addiction treatment] Subutex and are nice and stable for two months, and all of a sudden there's a requirement for another prior authorization,” said former American Society of Addiction Medicine President Dr. Louis Baxter, “That ...
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  • Pennsylvania commission releases report on addiction treatment

    Feb 08, 2018 - 11:18 AM
    The Pennsylvania Client Placement Criteria tool was created and is used exclusively in Pennsylvania, while another one sanctioned by the American Society of Addiction Medicine has become a de facto national standard and is used in at least 27 states. Early last year, the Wolf administration decided ...
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  • Interdisciplinary Care Effective for Opioid Use Disorder

    Feb 06, 2018 - 04:56 PM
    The behavioral health personnel use American Society of Addiction Medicine criteria to recommend levels of care and ensure that outpatient MAT is a safe and appropriate level of treatment, she added. They have frequent contact with patients using a dual-diagnosis approach that addresses mental ...
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  • Sublocade: A New Once-Monthly Injection for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

    Feb 06, 2018 - 12:15 AM
    ... must be certified in the Sublocade Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy program. The American Society of Addiction Medicine is one group that supports development and manufacturing of medications that aid in the treatment of addiction as no one treatment modality is appropriate for every patient.
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  • Summit Estate Beefs Up Outpatient Program for Recovering Addicts and Alcoholics With New 'Up ...

    Feb 05, 2018 - 02:30 PM
    Dr. Blum co-discovered the link between addiction and genetics in 1990. His decades of seminal work in the field led in great part to the American Society of Addiction Medicine's 2011 decision to redefine addiction as a brain disease with behavioral side effects, rather than 'a behavioral problem.
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  • America's opioid epidemic takes root in the lives of WNC teens

    Feb 05, 2018 - 02:07 PM
    The prescribing rates for opioids among adolescents ages 12-17, nearly doubled nationwide from 1994-2007, according to a 2016 report by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. By 2015, 21,000 adolescents had used heroin and around 5,000 were using it consistently, according to the report, ...
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  • Walsh Explores Mass Litigation Against Pharmaceutical Companies for Role in Opioid Crisis

    Feb 05, 2018 - 10:56 AM
    According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine hundreds of thousands of Americans have died from opioid overdose, and four out of five people who have tried heroin did so as a cheaper and easier to obtain alternative to prescription opioids like OxyContin. All the while, sales of the painkiller ...
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  • Senators urge Trump to take stronger action on opioid crisis

    Feb 03, 2018 - 02:41 PM
    CARA is a sweeping bill that addresses “the full continuum of care from primary prevention to recovery support, including significant changes to expand access to addiction treatment services and overdose reversal medications,” according to the website of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
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