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Vivitrol: Another Option for Opioid Addiction?

Topics: Addiction | Psychopharmacology Tips

Naltrexone first hit the US market as an oral medication (ReVia) way back in 1984. Over the years, it developed a solid reputation for treating alcoholism and remains a first-line therapy today. Naltrexone was a bust, however, when it came to treating opioid addiction. Oral naltrexone has been found to be no better than placebo at achieving abstinenc

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Methadone versus Buprenorphine

Topics: Addiction | Psychopharmacology Tips

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Addiction Following Bariatric Surgery

Topics: Addiction | Research Updates

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FDA Approves New Naloxone Device to Prevent Overdose Deaths

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WHO Releases Guidelines on Perinatal Addiction

Topics: Addiction | News of Note | Women's Issues in Psychiatry

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A Personal Tale of Loss: How Providers Can Help with Grief

Topics: Addiction

My oldest son Aaron died of a heroin overdose in May 2007 at age 33. He had battled addiction for more than 20 years. The death of a child is an unfathomable loss. Losing a child to addiction carries with it a different kind of grief, often wrapped up in stigma, guilt, and shame. The reaction of others, including the healthcare providers who tried to

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Caring for Clinical Caregivers

Topics: Addiction | Practice Tools and Tips

In today’s fast-paced, technology-focused, and cost-conscious healthcare environment, many clinical caregivers find themselves anxious, frustrated, and under pressure. For people working in substance abuse treatment, those feelings can be magnified as they work with patients with chronic illnesses who often struggle to change their lives, frequentl

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Legal Dimensions of Bad Outcomes

Topics: Addiction | Practice Tools and Tips

Mark Whitmore can be contacted at mwhitmore@bassford.com

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Single Question Screeners for Addiction

Topics: Addiction | Research Updates

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Possible Solution to the “Poppy Seed Defense”

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Fentanyl Fueling Heroin Deaths

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ASAM Releases Standards of Care for Addiction

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Does the Transtheoretical Model of Change Work for Addiction?

Topics: Addiction | Free Articles | Substance Abuse

The Transtheoretical Model (TTM) of behavior change has become almost universally accepted in addiction treatment. Like all dogmas, it is rarely critically examined, leading to blind belief and unskilled use. In a nutshell, the TTM assesses an individual’s readiness to both change problem behaviors and act on new, more positive behaviors. The model h

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Chronic Care Management Doesn’t Improve Outcomes

Topics: Addiction | Research Updates | Substance Abuse

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Still Waiting for Good Data on Electronic Cigarettes

Topics: Addiction | Research Updates | Substance Abuse

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Controversy Surrounds FDA Approval of New Opioid Drug

Topics: Addiction | News of Note | Pharmaceutical Industry

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Welcome to the Future: Drug Testing with a Fingerprint

Topics: Addiction | News of Note | Pharmaceutical Industry

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Treatment Interventions for Cocaine Addiction

Topics: Addiction | Free Articles

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Treating Cocaine Addiction and ADHD

Topics: Addiction | ADHD

Cocaine addiction involves a host of maddening issues related to psychiatric comorbidity. Perhaps none is more vexing than co-occurring attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), whether real, misdiagnosed, or malingered. In this article, I’ll parse through three recurring questions that clinicians confront when treating addiction and ADHD.

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Cocaine Addiction: Tough to Overcome

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