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Addiction Recovery News 11/2017




Indivior Drug to Fight Opioid Addiction Recommended by US Panel
Shares in the London-listed company, which specializes in addiction treatment, were 11 percent higher by 0855 GMT on Wednesday on the overnight news, extending gains this week. The advisory committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ...

West Virginians Fight To Save A Generation From Opioid Addiction, Often With Hands Tied
... help, but have difficulty resisting drugs. Yet these medications continue to face a crippling stigma among lawmakers, community members and even many in the field of addiction recovery, who have long held up total abstinence as the only path to ...

Actor Daniel Baldwin and Recovery Advocates Call for Policy Change
Baldwin, as well as addiction recovery advocates Ryan Hampton and Frank Jones, pushed for “swift, decisive, compassionate action and sweeping reform” in their stirring piece. “Recovery, and the way we treat people with the disease of addiction, is ...

Recovery Summit Attracts Buddhist Leaders
They shared their progress in applying the Buddha's teachings to addiction recovery and planned to make more Buddhist recovery groups available to more people. Most of those attending were Buddhist, and many were meeting in person for the first time, ...

Goat Farm and Rehab Facility Team Up for First of Its Kind 'Goat Therapy' Program
We're fans of dog therapy programs, and we're obsessed with goat yoga, so the partnership between South Carolina's Split Creek Farms and Maryland's Ashley Addiction treatment facility that unites the two ideas into one unique, new program is a welcome ...

Seven House Representatives: Opioid addiction and abuse is not partisan, it's about saving lives
Earlier this year, the first round of funding from the $1 billion 21st Century Cures Act was delivered to state programs for addiction recovery and treatment. Those grants are already starting to save lives and we must ensure that funding continues to ...

Trump Opioid Panel Wants Drug Courts, Training For Doctors
President Donald Trump's commission on the opioid crisis called Wednesday for more drug courts, more training for doctors and penalties for insurers that dodge covering addiction treatment. The panel's final report stopped short, however, of calling ...

Valley Health Hurricane offers behavioral, addiction treatment
Referrals may be issued to those with chronic emotional dysregulation, pervasive self-control difficulties, problems with interpersonal relationships or interactions, and focus management in addition to addiction recovery with an emphasis on opioid ...

Ryan Leaf talks to Plattsburgh about drug addiction, recovery
Ryan Leaf said drug addiction is a disease he understands personally, but considers himself addicted before he ever started using. Advertisement. Related Content. Opioid update: What addiction looks like in Vermont · Celebrating recovery: Walk raises ...

Rule Change Expands Addiction Treatment Options for Medicaid Patients
Much of the focus was on the news from CMS, which indicated it would reconsider a 50-year-old rule that largely prevents Medicaid from paying for inpatient addiction treatment at facilities with more than 16 beds — something President Donald Trump ...

California confronts opioid addiction, an 'epidemic of despair' – Daily ...
California confronts opioid addiction, an 'epidemic of despair' – Daily ...

Medicaid expansion is one way we make addiction treatment more accessible
Terry Walsh, fire deputy chief in Portland, Maine, responds to a possible heroin overdose by an 18-year-old man on July 4. As a member of the state's Opioid Task Force, I have read scores of articles and reports. I have also listened to countless ...

Medicaid expansion is one way we make addiction treatment more accessible
Terry Walsh, fire deputy chief in Portland, Maine, responds to a possible heroin overdose by an 18-year-old man on July 4. As a member of the state's Opioid Task Force, I have read scores of articles and reports. I have also listened to countless ...

First-of-its-kind clinic offers 24/7 opioid addiction treatment in Phoenix
PHOENIX - A first-of-its-kind opioid treatment program is opening its doors to addicts seeking treatment around the clock. "We don't have to turn anyone away," said John Koch, peer support program manager at the Community Medical Services North Phoenix ...

The Cost of Addiction Treatment Keeps Poor People Addicted | By ...
The Cost of Addiction Treatment Keeps Poor People Addicted | By ...

Richmond Establishes High School For Addiction Treatment
Richmond will soon be home to Virginia's first high school for teens recovering from addiction. The McShin Foundation and St. Joseph's Villa will jointly operate the McShin Academy, a Northside high school where all the students will have one thing in ...

New addiction treatment center offers 'soft landing'
The staff at Soft Landing Recovery includes Sean Berbert (seated), program director and (standing, from left) Cynthia Goldrick, phyisician's assistant; Tonya Hood, receptionist and Briea Frestel, counselor. Not pictured is Chelsey Grobe, nurse; Dr ...

Head of addiction recovery center accuses local officials of attacking 'recovery homes'
HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The head of local drug addiction recovery center The McShin Foundation says he has several houses across the Richmond area aimed at trying to help save the lives of recovering addicts. However, he says he feels like ...

Innovative clinic offers hope for addiction recovery - Spectrum News
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- A new resource to combat substance abuse is now officially open to the public. The Open Access Clinic on University Avenue in Rochester ...

FDA Panel Recommends Approval Of New Opioid Addiction ...
FDA Panel Recommends Approval Of New Opioid Addiction ...

Addiction treatment center opens in St. Albans
ST. ALBANS, Vt. - A new treatment and rehabilitation center for people struggling with opioid addiction opened in Saint Albans Town Thursday. BAART programs originally had a temporary clinic at Northwestern Medical Center after the need for a methadone ...

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Father Joe White, head of the Archdiocesan Addiction Recovery Pastoral Support Services, addresses participants during the Oct. 25 addiction recovery workshop at the Pastoral Center. Pilot photo/Mark Labbe ...

FDA Panel Recommends Approval Of New Opioid Addiction ...
FDA Panel Recommends Approval Of New Opioid Addiction ...

Review sites have deep ties to the rehabs they promote
Both Broderick and Mendoza spoke to The Verge about their desire to be part of the solution, rather than part of the problem, in addiction treatment ethics. Mendoza denied that there was an ethical conflict in not disclosing the connection between the ...

'Dressy but Messy' to raise funds for recovery center | Lifestyles ...
'Dressy but Messy' to raise funds for recovery center | Lifestyles ...

'Dressy but Messy' to raise funds for recovery center
10 at Celebrations Banquet and Conference Facility, 3437 W. Sycamore St., at 6:30 p.m. will benefit the nonprofit's efforts to build a 90-day Christian addiction recovery center in Howard County called Valley of Grace. The facility will be modeled ...

Indian American Psychiatrist Among Group Launching 'World-class' Addiction Treatment Facility in Oklahoma
The brainchild of four individuals, including James L. Hall Center for Mind Body and Spirit at Integris Dr. Murali Krishna, to establish an addiction treatment facility has broken ground. Krishna, an Indian American psychiatrist, along with Oklahoma ...

Daughter's addiction changed former officer's perspective
For Simmers, a retired Hagerstown police officer, that helplessness developed into frustration as he and his then 18 year-old daughter Brooke ran into a series of roadblocks and administrative red tape in seeking treatment for her heroin addiction in ...

Community learns methods for maintaining sobriety during holidays
Franklin County Sheriff Christopher Donelan, who is also co-chair of the Opioid Task Force, speaks during the "Recovery During the Holiday Season" program at Greenfield Public Library on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. —Recorder Staff/Shelby Ashline » Buy ...

Third annual Recovery RockFest brings awareness to addiction ...
Third annual Recovery RockFest brings awareness to addiction ...

Higher demand for addiction treatment for women with children, experts say
Getting addiction treatment and supportive recovery services can be difficult in an area seeing a soaring demand for help, and experts say it can be especially difficult for women with children. State officials and providers say there needs to be more ...

Opioid addiction summit set for Wednesday
Shrum will lead the first session in the summit on the topic of "Addiction Treatment: Access to health services barriers, implications and solutions." The second session will be hosted by Attorney General Mike Hunter and will include a panel of local ...

State largely dodges opioid crisis, but some rural areas are problem spots
Once a week, Stockton and fellow physician Doug McMullin conduct addiction treatment at the Shasta Community Health Center. On a recent weekday, Stockton popped into an exam room to talk to Benjamin, 44, who asked that his surname not be used for ...

Joplin man overcomes addiction, homelessness through Watered Gardens program
As government officials scramble to respond to an epidemic of opioid abuse, the expansion of addiction treatment programs has gotten little attention. Recommendations released this month by a federally appointed opioid panel did not include plans for ...

Addiction center in Utica in high demand
Now patients stay for weeks or months (minimum of 14 days and in one case, 82 days) and receive all the services they need: addiction treatment including medication, if desired, and counseling; mental health care; medical care; help with any other ...

Change in regulation will expand opioid treatment
Because of the history of stigma around the use of medications for addiction treatment, even with regulatory burdens lifted, some hospitals, treatment programs, and jails may be slow to implement new protocols. Both a carrot and a stick are needed to ...

For Addicted Doctors, Confidential Treatment That Works
Bradford's addiction treatment regimen isn't unique — more than a dozen other addiction centers across the country offer similar programs — but when combined with other services offered by state organizations known as physician health programs, it is ...

Senator Harris Launches Investigation into Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Alkermes Regarding Opioid Addiction ...
Senator Harris Launches Investigation into Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Alkermes Regarding Opioid Addiction ...

Senator Investigates How Drugmaker Alkermes Pushed Its Opioid-Addiction Treatment
Senator Kamala Harris said the drugmaker “aggressively marketed” its medication, Vivitrol, convincing judges and prison officials to use it rather than more proven addiction-treatment drugs. The California senator said Alkermes spent hundreds of ...

Group wants to expand religious drug treatment options in Vermont
The men's residential program was established in 2005, but has flown under the radar as an addiction treatment option. The organization mainly tries to spread its message through choir performances, visiting prisons and engaging with businesses and ...

County giving go-ahead to opiate treatment facilities on former Edwin Shaw site
The resolution, approved on a first reading, authorizes the county executive to execute a term sheet with Restore Addiction Recovery and with Breaking Barriers — Hope Is Alive, allowing the organizations to each pay $5 to buy the acreage on the former ...

North Dakota and Wisconsin Residents Eligible for Addiction-Recovery Scholarship Funds from The Retreat
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Together with the Otto Bremer Foundation, The Retreat, a peer-to-peer addiction-recovery program, is making available $200,000 in scholarship funds for individuals and families who reside in Wisconsin and North Dakota ...

For addicted doctors, confidential treatment that works
Bradford's addiction treatment regimen isn't unique—more than a dozen other addiction centers across the country offer similar programs—but when combined with other services offered by state organizations known as physician health programs, it is ...

Indian American psychiatrist helps establish addiction treatment ...
Indian American psychiatrist helps establish addiction treatment ...

Nexalin Technology May Be the Future of Opiate Addiction ...
Nexalin Technology May Be the Future of Opiate Addiction ...

Waltham-Based Alkermes Faces Senate Investigation Over Vivitrol Marketing
announced that she was opening an investigation into whether Alkermes, the Massachusetts company behind the monthly addiction treatment Vivitrol, had pursued aggressive sales tactics and lobbying to increase the use of its drug over cheaper and more ...

Addiction center in great demand
Now patients stay for weeks or months (minimum of 14 days and in one case, 82 days) and receive all the services they need: addiction treatment including medication, if desired, and counseling; mental health care; medical care; help with any other ...

Anti-Drug PSA's: Making them more appealing to younger viewers
“Those efforts were really based on the non-scientific approach,” noted Ray Isackila, manager of Addiction Recovery Services at UH Cleveland Medical Center. According to Isackila, for a PSA to have an impact, it has to go a different route. “What we've ...

New 'Psychology Today' Editorial: Recovery from Addiction Doesn't Stop After Formal Treatment - It's Just Beginning
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Nov. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Psychology Today editorial reveals details that the arc of addiction treatment doesn't end at discharge, but from that addiction treatment is not completed when their treatment program ends, but ...

The Definition of Insanity: Addiction Treatment in Emergency Departments
“As with other brain diseases such as schizophrenia and depression, the data show that the best drug addiction treatment approaches attend to the entire individual, combining the use of medications, behavioral therapies, and attention to necessary ...




Last Modified: 11/2017