Harm Reduction (January/February)

Date of Issue: 02/01/2020 | Volume: 8 | Number: 1

Issue Links:Learning Objectives | Editorial Information

Harm reduction approaches to drug use are rapidly evolving. With Dr. Kimberly Sue’s guidance, we catalogue the latest on strategies to empower addiction providers to optimize safety for patients who use drugs. Plus, opportunities for opioid overdose prevention in clinical care, and the first trial of CBT for internet/gaming addiction.

In This Issue

Welcoming Our New Editor-in-Chief

Topics: Addiction Treatment

We’re pleased to introduce Benjamin Oldfield, MD, MHS, as the new editor-in-chief of The Carlat Addiction Treatment Report. Dr. Oldfield is a clinical instructor at the Yale School of Medicine, and medical director of population health at Fair Haven Community Health Care where he provides addiction treatment to adults and adolescents.

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Issue Highlights

Highlights From This Issue

Topics: Addiction Treatment

Quick hits on what you’ll find in this issue.

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Clinical Update

Harm Reduction Strategies—A Primer

Topics: Hepatitis | HIV | Opioid epidemic | Overdose | Prevention

To minimize harm and optimize safety among people who use drugs, particularly injections drugs, learn the nuts and bolts of naloxone distribution, syringe exchange, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention, and fentanyl testing.

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Expert Q&A

The Clinician’s Role: Reducing Harm Among People Who Use Drugs

Topics: Hepatitis | HIV | Opioid epidemic | Overdose | Prevention

Addiction researcher and medical director of the Harm Reduction Coalition shares her approach to patients and provides state-specific resources for clinicians interested in connecting with harm reduction resources locally.

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Clinical Update

How to Talk to Patients About the Risk of Opioid Overdose

Topics: Hepatitis | HIV | Opioid epidemic | Overdose | Prevention

How do you engage patients in discussion surrounding overdose risk? Learn some evidence-based strategies that will build trust, be accessible and understandable to patients, and empower them to use as safely as possible.

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Research Update

New Hope: CBT for Internet and Computer Game Addiction

Topics: Addiction Treatment | Brief psychotherapy | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Technology

Internet and computer game addictions represent difficult-to-define and difficult-to-treat conditions that are increasing in prevalence. To provide some guidance on treatment options, investigators tested short-term cognitive behavioral therapy in a randomized, controlled trial.

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CME Post-Test

CME Post-Test - Harm Reduction, CATR, January/February 2020

Topics: CME Post-Test

The post-test for this issue is available for one year after the publication date to subscribers only. By successfully completing the test you will be awarded a certificate for 1 CME credit.

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