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Sunday, April 7, 2019

  • Posted: 04/03/2019

    Role-Playing Shows How to Connect Patient to Support Groups

    To help attendees better understand the importance of self-help groups, two physicians added the element of role-playing to their Saturday workshop, “My Patients Won't Attend Support Groups. What Should I Do?” Read More
  • Posted: 04/06/2019

    Attendees Learn How to Find Meaning in Suffering

    At the start of the Saturday afternoon session “Finding Meaning in Suffering: A Workshop on Managing Patients with Complex Problems,” session co-leader Peter Selby, MBBS, FCFP, DFASAM, dipABAM, asked members of the audience to make a commitment. Read More
  • Posted: 04/03/2019

    Session to Address Management of Patients Who Use Cannabis

    As the prevalence of cannabis use continues to increase thanks to changing laws and societal acceptance, so does the need for a deeper understanding of the association between cannabis use, addiction to cannabis and other substances, and psychiatric symptoms and conditions. Read More
  • Posted: 04/06/2019

    Panel Discusses Medicaid’s Role in Addressing Opioid Overdose Epidemic

    InCK is a child-centered local service delivery and state payment model aimed at reducing expenditures and improving the quality of care for children covered by Medicaid and CHIP, especially those with, or at-risk for developing, significant health needs. Read More
  • Posted: 04/03/2019

    Ruth Fox Endowment Seeks Continued Giving to ‘Keep the Promise’

    The fund is ASAM’s sustaining source of support for the organization’s ability to respond to major changes and to pursue opportunities to grow and expand. Dues and other sources of revenue, such as the registration fees associated with the Annual Conference, cover operating expenses to carry out the current body of work of the organization and its committees. Read More
  • Posted: 04/03/2019

    Physicians Must Be Proactive in Understanding Laws, Regulations

    During Saturday’s session “The New Enforcement Environment: How to Keep Your License & Avoid Indictment,” Efrem Grail, J.D., principal at The Grail Law Firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, said the Department’s establishment of 12 Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Units under former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions unfairly targets opioid prescribers. Read More

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Friday, April 5, 2019