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Physicians Anxious to Prescribe Addiction Treatment Drug, Cannot

Physicians Anxious to Prescribe Addiction Treatment Drug, Cannot

A new Florida study examines the access resident physicians in that state have to buprenorphine, an FDA-approved medication shown to successfully decrease opioid use, overdose events, and deaths associated with opioids. The findings are disappointing. When questioned in a survey conducted by the University of South Florida (USF) Health, resident…

The Pandemic’s Grim Toll

The Pandemic’s Grim Toll

According to a report just published in The Guardian, many addiction treatment programs in the U.S. have been forced to cut back services or close altogether due to financial losses suffered during this pandemic. The Guardian cites a September 2020 survey conducted by the National Council for Behavioral Health, showing…

Aware Recovery Care Now Serving Massachusetts

Aware Recovery Care Now Serving Massachusetts

Aware Recovery Care is now actively serving individuals struggling with addiction to alcohol and/or drugs in Massachusetts. Aware is known for its novel pandemic safe, in-home addiction treatment model – one that brings care to those in need in the comfort and privacy of their homes. Partnering with Tufts Health…

Emergency Room Overdose Admissions Up

Emergency Room Overdose Admissions Up

In a paper published this month by the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University report an alarming surge in opioid overdose emergency room admissions during the current pandemic. According to the data released, visits to the VCU Medical Center emergency room for non-fatal opioid overdoses…

Study - Popular Addiction Treatment Drug Underutilized.

Study - Popular Addiction Treatment Drug Underutilized.

As opioid overdose deaths rise across America, a number of addiction specialists are asking an important question. Why are so few physicians prescribing buprenorphine (or Bupe) —an opioid-based drug shown to be helpful in the treatment of addiction? The question is a good one. Some experts suggest more physicians need…

Another Warning About Opioids

Another Warning About Opioids

For over twenty years, physicians in the U.S. have overprescribed opioids. As an example, in 2017 alone, health care providers in the U.S. wrote more than 191 million prescriptions for opioids—a rate of 58.7 prescriptions per 100 people. The result? Hundreds of thousands of people have died from opioid overdoses…

Key Addiction Treatment Option Missing at Many Treatment Centers

Key Addiction Treatment Option Missing at Many Treatment Centers

Medication-assisted treatment of addiction is hailed by many experts as “must have” for effective addiction treatment care. A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows that such treatment is anything but standard care at most residential treatment centers in the U.S. According to the website…

FDA Releases New Opioid Guidelines

FDA Releases New Opioid Guidelines

The Food and Drug Administration has just announced new opioid prescribing guidelines for physicians. The new guidance is simple. If your patient doesn’t have a history of addiction, educate them about naloxone (often referred to as Narcan), a drug that can counteract an opioid overdose in minutes.If your patient has…

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