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OCT
27

SAMHSA Reaffirms Efforts to Address the Public Health Emergency on the Opioid Crisis

SAMHSA Reaffirms Efforts to Address the Public Health Emergency on the Opioid Crisis
President Trump’s declaration of the opioid crisis as a public health emergency reaffirms the role of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS...
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AUG
31

“It all comes down to your choices.”

“It all comes down to your choices.”
“It all comes down to your choices,” said a man in his fifties as he completed treatment following a brief return to drinking lots of alcohol. In the ...
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JUN
30

Suffolk County: Highest Rate of Overdose Deaths in New York State

Suffolk County: Highest Rate of Overdose Deaths in New York State
Opioid misuse and overdose deaths in the United States have been rising for two decades. Between 2000 and 2013, the opioid overdose rate—among all age...
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APR
27

Untreated Early-Life Trauma – Missed Opportunities, Lost Lives

Untreated Early-Life Trauma – Missed Opportunities, Lost Lives
Several years ago, a colleague asked me what I thought about his “four months and done” buprenorphine treatment program. He believed that virtually al...
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FEB
28

Prescription for the Nation

Prescription for the Nation
Most healthcare professionals promote the well-being of one individual at a time. Those who work in public health, however, promote the well-being of ...
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JAN
05

ADHD—Focus on Adults

ADHD—Focus on Adults
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition characterized by inattention, disorganization, and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that co...
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NOV
29

Hope & Caution – for Happy Holidays

Hope & Caution – for Happy Holidays
Once again, the holiday season is upon us.  The Addiction Medicine Update, Hope & Caution—for Happy Holidays,  originally published in November 2012, ...
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SEP
29

Nicotine Vapor Now Regulated with Tobacco

Nicotine Vapor Now Regulated with Tobacco
Efforts to create electronic cigarettes date from the 1930s. The first commercially successful devices were produced in China in 2003. Electronic ciga...
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AUG
02

Unnecessary Debate: Is Addiction a Disease?

Unnecessary Debate:  Is Addiction a Disease?
Imagine two stalwart fans of professional wrestling locked in debate. One holds that the wrestlers are athletes. The other argues that they are not at...
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JUN
01

There’s No Such Thing as a Disease

There’s No Such Thing as a Disease
Healthcare providers are charged with helping individuals who come to them with physical, emotional, and behavioral problems.  As they prepare to help...
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