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Clinical Update

Principles of Trauma Informed Care

Topics: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) | Assessment | Minority | pandemic | Toxic Stress | Trauma | Trauma Informed Care

Trauma is common and takes on many forms: abuse, neglect, disaster, displacement, and illness. According to the CDC, at least 1 in 7 children have experienced child abuse or neglect in the past year and, depending on the source, about 1 in 3 to 4 girls and 1 in 5 to 13 boys will experience childhood sexual abuse (www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/childabus

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Clinical Update

Helping Families Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

Topics: Coronavirus | COVID19 | online therapy | pandemic | Telehealth | Telemedicine | Telepsychiatry

The coronavirus has called on skills that few of us learned in our training. But you don’t need to be an epidemiologist or mental health expert to take some basic steps that will make this pandemic easier for your patients and families. Telepsychiatry Telehealth is becoming the norm, not the exception, and many private practices have shifted to ph

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Expert Q&A

Telemedicine for Addiction Treatment: Evidence and Implementation Strategies

Topics: Addiction | Addiction Treatment | pandemic | Special populations | Telehealth | Telemed | Telemedicine | Telepsychiatry

CATR: What gaps can technology fill when we work with patients with substance use disorders? Dr. Swendeman: Really, it’s about accessibility. In some ways, an in-person model where you require people to come to in-person visits could be considered a form of rationing of care. COVID-19 is creating silver-lining opportunities for telehealth to improve

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Clinical Update

SAMHSA Relaxes Regulations on Methadone and Buprenorphine During COVID-19 Emergency

Topics: Buprenorphine | Coronavirus | COVID-19 | Methadone | Opioid epidemic | Opioid Use Disorder | Opioids | Outpatient | pandemic | Patient relationship

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has changed some prescribing rules to help minimize in-person contact while maintaining access to medications for opioid use disorder (OUD). Methadone Patients starting methadone continue to require an in-person medical evaluation at an opioid treatment program (OTP) prior to sta

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