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2009

November 2009; Issue 136

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2008

December 2008; Issue 126

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2007

November-December 2007; Issue 114

September-October 2007; Issue 113

July-August 2007; Issue 112

May-June 2007; Issue 111

March-April 2007; Issue 110

January-February 2007; Issue 109


2006

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1996-2005

Archive Issues – 1996-2005


December 2009 / January 2010; Issue 137

MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT

Meta-analysis Confirms Methadone Maintenance Reduces Illicit Opioid Use and Improves Treatment Retention in Patients with Opioid Dependence

Methadone Maintenance Therapy Decreases Arrests

EUROPAD Journal — Heroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems. 2009 (December), Vol. 11, No. 4 Now Available Online — Special Issue on QT Interval

Abstinence Rates with Office-based Buprenorphine Treatment Differ by Retention and Insurance Status

GOVERNMENT

Survey Finds Widespread Prescription-Drug Abuse Among U.S. Troops

Increasing Substance Abuse Levels Among Older Adults Likely to Create Sharp Rise in Need for Treatment Services in Next Decade

ONDCP: Seeking Treatment a Positive New Year's Resolution

For ONDCP's McLellan, Addiction Issue is Personal and Professional

New TEDS Report - Characteristics of Adolescent Heroin Admissions

The NIDA Drug Abuse & Addiction Media Guide for Journalists Now Available Online

NIDA Notes Volume 22 #6 Now Available Online

MISCELLANEOUS

Pain Management Failing As Fears Of Prescription Drug Abuse Rise

Words Used to Describe Substance-Use Patients Can Alter Attitudes, Contribute to Stigma

2009

November 2009; Issue 136

MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT

CSAT Rescinds 2008 "Dear Colleague" Letter on Methadone Take-Homes

Medication-Assisted Treatment Booklets for Patients, Families, and Friends

"In My Backyard: Dispelling Myths About Methadone" Video Now Available From ICAAT

Expand Vets' Access to Methadone, Other Addiction Treatment, Report Says

GOVERNMENT

HHS Secretary Sebelius Announces Senate Confirmation of Pamela Hyde as SAMHSA Administrator

2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Injection Drug Use and Related Risk Behaviors

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

SAMHSA Awards More Than $38.2 Million to Help Expand Adult Drug Treatment Courts

Treatment Referrals Most Likely to Come from Criminal Justice System

NEW RESOURCES

CSAT Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 52 Now Available - Clinical Supervision and Professional Development of the Substance Abuse Counselor

Columbia University Publishes Free HIV Handbook Online

 

October 2009; Issue 135

MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT

Clinical Guidelines and Liability Prevention Webinar is Now Available for Viewing on Demand

New Short Report - Heroin & Other Opiate Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment

DEA Letter Sparks Fears About Intimidation of Buprenorphine Docs

EUROPAD Journal – Heroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems. 2009(Sept ), Vol. 11, No. 3 Now Available Online

GOVERNMENT NEWS & REPORTS

Pamela Hyde Nominated for SAMHSA Administrator Post

Increase in Fatal Poisonings Involving Opioid Analgesics in the United States, 1999-2006

MISCELLANEOUS

Little Progress in Cutting Drug Use as Treatment Resources Continue to Lag

New Poll Shows Broad Bi-Partisan Support for Improving Access to Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment

Text Messages Could Prevent Fatal Overdose

 

September 2009; Issue 134

MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT

ASAM Introduces New “Mentoring” Service for Physicians Who Prescribe Methadone

New Resource: Interpreting the Annals Methadone QTc Guidelines Article

Study Finds US Prison System Falls Short in Treating Drug Addiction

GOVERNMENT

McLellan Confirmed for White House Demand-Reduction Post

RESEARCH & REPORTS

Heroin Maintenance Can Control Addiction, Study Concludes

Many Baby Boomers Continue Illicit Drug Use into Their Later Years

One in Five Teens Share Their Prescription Drugs with Friends

Pain Relief Only One Motive For Opioid Use Among High School Seniors

MISCELLANEOUS

West Virginia Leads Nation in Prescribing Drugs

Returning Home: Access to Health Care After Prison

 

August 2009; Issue 133

MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT

Risk Management & Patient Safety in Outpatient Methadone Treatment - Webinar and Conference

Annals Authors Respond to Concerns About Consensus Guidelines for QTc Interval Screening in Methadone Treatment

New York COMPA Challenges CSAT Dear Colleague Take-Home Letter

Researchers Identify Potential Patient Safety Risks Among Methadone Maintenance Treatment Patients

GOVERNMENT

States Exploring Drug Courts, Other Affordable Alternatives to Prison

Ban on Needle-Exchange Funding Lifted by U.S. House

Anti-Drug Campaigns Shift Focus from Marijuana to Prescription Drugs

MISCELLANEOUS

Unforeseen Benefits: Addiction Treatment Reduces Health Care Costs

Dentists Seen as Source for Prescription Pain Pills

RESOURCES TO NOTE

ASAM Publishes 4th Edition of Principles of Addiction Medicine

The Second Road: Drug Addiction Recovery Website

 

June/July 2009; Issue 132

MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT

SAMHSA Issues Advisory on Emerging Issues in the Use of Methadone

CAP Offers Comprehensive Services for Pregnant Patients on Methadone Maintenance

EUROPAD Journal – Heroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems. 2009(June), Vol. 11, No. 2 Now Available Online


GOVERNMENT REPORTS & NEWS

Drug Overdose Reduction Act of 2009 Introduced into U.S. House

Drug Use Widespread Among Arrestees, ONDCP Says

NIH Panel to Consider NIDA/NIAAA Merger

New National Report Shows Substantial Disparities in the Levels of Substance Abuse Experienced Among States


NEWS TO NOTE

Wounds of War: Drug Problems Among Iraq, Afghan Vets Could Dwarf Vietnam

States Waste Billions Dealing with Consequences of Addiction, CASA Study Says

RESEARCH

Untreated Hepatitis C Infection is Associated with Decreased Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients Receiving Methadone

WEBINARS OF INTEREST

Legal Action Center Schedules Webinars on Addiction Treatment Issues

 

May 2009; Issue 131

MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT

SAMHSA and FDA Introduce Public Education Safety Campaign on Methadone

2009 AATOD QTc Session Recap by Andrew Byrne, MD

NIATx Announces Opioid Treatment Provider Process Improvement Project

A First – New York Nursing Home Hopes to Open Satellite Methadone Clinic

SAMHSA Issues Clarification Letter on Buprenorphine Prescribing in OTPs


GOVERNMENT

New Drug Czar Disavows Drug 'War'

Obama Retains Ban on Federal Funding of Needle Exchange

New Report Issued on Prescription Drug Threat Assessment

NIDA Updates Principles Of Drug Addiction Treatment Guide

NIDA Releases April Issue of Addiction Science & Clinical Practice

RESEARCH

Pain and the Nonmedical Use of Prescription Opioids

Stigma Increases Likelihood That Female Drug Users Reoffend

 

April 2009; Issue 130

MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT

New GAO Report Issued On Methadone-Associated Overdose Deaths

New Bipartisan Bill Targets Deaths Related to Methadone

Concern in Wisconsin over Suboxone-Related Deaths

EUROPAD Journal – Heroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems. 2009(March), Vol. 11, No. 1 Now Available Online

West Virginia Backs Off on Proposed State Tax on Methadone

GOVERNMENT NEWS & RESOURCES

McLellan Announced as Deputy Drug Czar

SAMHSA Issues TIP 48: Managing Depressive Symptoms in Substance Abuse Clients

DRUG REFORM & COURTS

New York Leaders Agree to Drug-Reform Plan

Drug Courts Celebrate 20th Anniversary -
New Report: Drug Courts - A Review of the Evidence Now Available Online

 

March 2009; Issue 129

MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT

AATOD Issues Policy Advisory on QTc Screening in Methadone Treatment

West Virginia Proposes State Tax on Methadone

Methadone Patients Fare as Well as Other Patients in Therapeutic Community Treatment for Opioid Dependence

RESEARCH IN THE NEWS

What Is the Impact of High-Quality Clinical Supervision on Substance Abuse Treatment Staff Turnover?

Overdose Management Training and Take-home Naloxone for Opiate-Using Persons May Save Lives

Hepatitis C Virus Can Be Transmitted by Nasal Drug Use

DRUGGED DRIVING

N.M. Seeks Standards for Drugged Driving

La. Legislator Seeks Special License Plates for Drug Dealers

NEW GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

New TEDS Report - Treatment Admissions for Prescription Pain Killers are on the Rise

SAMHSA Report Highlights Important Substance Abuse, Mental Health, Treatment and Grant Information for Each State and the District of Columbia

 

February 2009; Issue 128

MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT

Clinical Guidelines Published on QTc Screening in Methadone Treatment

NEW SURVEYS & REPORTS

SAMHSA Issues Data on 2007 N-SSATS Report on Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities

New Hazelden Survey Finds Strong Support for Treatment, Recovery

OPIOID PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IN THE NEWS

FDA to Meet with Drug Companies about REMS for Certain Opioid Drugs

New Guidelines For Prescribing Opioid Pain Drugs Published

HARM REDUCTION

Report: Needle Exchange Program Finds Mixed Success in Atlantic City

Study: Heroin Maintenance Cuts Crime, Improves Health

U.S. MILITARY & SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT

Army's Approach to Drug Treatment Criticized

NEWS FROM NEW YORK

Panel Calls for Overhaul of Drug Laws in N.Y.

Legal Action Center Releases New Drug Law Reform Costs Savings Report for NY

NY State Launches Your Story Matters For Those in Recovery to Share Their Story (Share Your Story. Inspire Hope. It Matters)

 

January 2009; Issue 127

MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT (MAT)

EUROPAD Journal – Heroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems. 2008(December), Vol. 10, No.4 - Now Available Online

Buprenorphine for Opioid Dependence: Why Is It Underprescribed?

IN THE NEWS

NASADAD Urges Congress to Include Block Grant in Stimulus Package

States Demand More Evidence that Treatment Works

New York Trains Counselors to Treat Dual Diagnosis

NIDA Releases New Report on Comorbidity of Addiction and Other Mental Illnesses

RESEARCH

Provider Discussions May Improve Substance Abuse Treatment in HIV-infected Persons

Less Than One in Five Inmates Needing Addiction Treatment Gets Help, NIDA Reports

NEW BOOKS FOR MAT PATIENTS & THEIR FAMILIES

Overcoming Prescription Drug Addiction – A Guide to Coping & Understanding

Overcoming Addiction: Paths Toward Recovery

 

2008

December 2008; Issue 126

KEY U.S. GOVERNMENT REPORTS

NDIC National Drug Threat Assessment Report 2009

SAMHSA Releases New Data on Drug-related Hospital Emergency Department Visits

PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

One-Third of Americans Report Sharing Prescription Medications; Allergy, Pain, and Antibiotics Most Commonly Shared

Painkiller Overdose Deaths Rising in West Virginia, Study Says

Related Editorial: More Vigilance, Better Electronic Records Needed, Not Less Use of Opioids to Control Pain

NEW RESEARCH

Study: Methadone May Be Effective in Treating Cocaine Addiction

NEW RESOURCES

A Guide for Addiction Professionals and Treatment Providers - A Legislative Summary: The Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008

ASAM Review Courses Now Available Online

HIV/AIDS

CDC HIV Transmission Rates in the United States

AIDSinfo Glossary of HIV/AIDS-Related Terms - 6th Edition Now Available Online

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November 2008; Issue 125

MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT (MAT) IN OPIOID TREATMENT PROGRAMS (OTPs)

Methadone Maintenance 4 Decades Later – A Commentary by Herbert D. Kleber, MD

SAMHSA’s OTP Mortality Reporting Form Now Available Online

Study: Extended Suboxone Treatment Improves Outcomes in Young Adults

RESEARCH IN THE NEWS

Nearly One-Half of Youths Who Have Ever Misused Prescription Pain Relievers Have Also Used Two or More Illicit Drugs

Boston Medical Center Researchers Educating Chief Residents About Addiction

SBI Program Reduces Heavy Alcohol Use and Illicit Drug Use, Study Says

‘Insight’ Deficit May Explain Denial in Drug Addiction

NEW RESOURCE

Guidance to States: Treatment Standards for Women With Substance Use Disorders Including Guidance on Medication-Assisted Treatment

NEW EVENTS TO NOTE

Over 35 U.S. and international events have recently been added to the ATForum.com website. The Events page can be accessed at: http://atforum.com/events/index.php

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October 2008; Issue 124

MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT IN OPIOID TREATMENT PROGRAMS

New In-service Training Manual Based on TIP 43 (Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs)

SURVEYS/RESEARCH

New National Survey Reveals Cocaine, Methamphetamine Use Drop among Young Adults; Prescription Drug Abuse Increases

Unmet Need for Drug Treatment

College Freshmen: Pain Killers And Stimulants Less Risky Than Cocaine; More Risky Than Marijuana

Survey Finds Public Has Faith in Addiction Recovery

Effects of Drugs of Abuse on the Aging Brain Explored

HEPATITIS C/HIV

Substance Abuse Treatment among Patients with HIV and Mental Illness

Drug Users Attitudes and Decisions Regarding Hepatitis C (HCV) Treatment

DRUG COURTS

Despite Concerns and Cuts, Drugs Courts Spreading Fast

SAMHSA Awards More Than $17.4 Million to Help Expand Adult Drug Courts

MISCELLANEOUS

Bush Signs Law Cracking Down on Online Pharmacies

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September 2008; Issue 123

GOVERNMENT

Appropriate Use of Methadone Provides Valuable Treatment for Pain and Addiction - Message from NIDA Director Nora Volkow

SAMHSA Awards Funds to Educate Physicians about Methadone Prescribing

SAMHSA Awards Almost $3 Million to Fund Opioid Treatment Program Accreditation Grants

FDA Considers Training Docs to Prescribe Narcotics

RESEARCH

Methadone Detoxification Remains No Match for Methadone Maintenance, Even with Minimal Counseling

Intervention Improves Employment Outlook For Methadone Patients

Abuse Of Opioid Painkillers Can Predispose Adolescents To Lifelong Addiction

NEWS FROM THE STATES

New Program Lets Baltimore Jail Inmates Continue Methadone Treatment While They Await Trial

Heroin Abuse Up for Many Ohio Youth

New West Virginia Hotline To Help Prescription Drug Abusers

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August 2008; Issue 122

MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT (MAT)

EUROPAD Journal - Heroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems. 2008(June), Vol. 10, No.2 Now Available Online

Adherence to Practice Guidelines Improves Outcomes of Opiate Agonist Treatment

Mixed Progress For “Bupe”

Alkermes Initiates Phase III Opioid Dependence Study on Vivitrol

ADDICTION TREATMENT

States Guide Treatment Services, Study Says

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

Prescription Drugs Continue to Be Widely Available on the Internet Without a Prescription

Report Underscores Fatal Risk of Combining Prescriptions, Other Substances at Home

HIV/AIDS

Center for Disease Control (CDC) Issues New Findings on HIV Incidence in U.S.

Anti-HIV ‘Drug Cocktails’ Equally Effective in Patients with or without History of Injection Drug Use

 

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July 2008; Issue 121

ADDICTION TREATMENT IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

California Prison Overcrowding Plan Focuses on Alternatives

Prerelease Treatment with Buprenorphine-Naloxone Reduces Drug Use in Inmates Re-Entering the Community


ADDICTION RESEARCH

Challenges in Using Opioids to Treat Pain in Persons With Substance Use Disorders

Hopkins Study: Many Hospital Patients Have Addictive Disorders

Treat Pregnant Addicts Early to Prevent Problems, Researchers Say

Drug Tests on Newborns Frequently Wrong, Researchers Say

Impulsivity May Trigger Addiction, Researchers Say

NIDA Research Focuses on Addiction and Exercise



GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

DEA Issues Proposed Regulations to Allow Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances

New Report Pinpoints Substance Use and Mental Health Problems in Individual Localities Throughout the Nation


HEPATITIS/HIV/AIDS

Persistent Hepatitis C Reinfection in Injection Drug Users Who Have Cleared the Virus


MISCELLANEOUS

Effects of Buprenorphine after Accidental Ingestion by Children

Sewage Study Yields Surprising Info About Drug Use

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June 2008; Issue 120

MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT (MAT)

SAMHSA Issues Guidance on  Labeling of Take-home Medication Bottles

AATOD Issues Methadone Induction Advisory

Critics Say Health Plans Put Lives at Risk by Requiring Prior Approval for Buprenorphine

DRUGS IN THE NEWS

FDA Panel Skeptical of New OxyContin Formula

Suicide Link Doesn't Prevent Chantix Endorsement

HIV/AIDS

Urgent Action Needed To Address HIV/AIDS Among Minority Communities As Cases 'Skyrocket,' Expert Says

Updated Fact Sheets on HIV/AIDS and Black Americans, Latinos, and Women Available

National HIV Testing Day June

INNOVATIONS IN ADDICTION TREATMENT

Computer Programs Help Drug Abusers Stay Abstinent, Yale Researchers Find

PRESIDENTIALNOMINEES VIEWS ON HEALTHCARE AND ADDICTION

Obama and McCain: Where they Stand on Addiction Issues

MISCELLANEOUS

Drug Addicts Can Learn How to Save Lives, Yale Researchers Find

Baby Boomers Continue Recreational Drug Use in Senior Years

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

New CSAP Director Named

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May 2008; Issue 119

OPIOID TREATMENT PROGRAMS (OTPs) IN THE NEWS

First methadone clinic in Idaho opens

NY Methadone Clinic Fits Well in Health Network


ADDICTION TREATMENT

Addiction Treatment Needed for Traumatized Returning War Veterans

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

User Registry for Prescription Painkiller Abuse

RESEARCH

A Brief Screen for Classifying Pain Severity in Patients with Opioid Dependence

Substance Use and Dependence in First Year After Initiation

Genetics of Addiction

Personality Disorders Cause Emotional Reactions In Staff

Limbic System Activated by Drug and Sexual Cues Even Before Conscious Recognition


MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

ASAM Opening Plenary Medical-Scientific Session Highlights

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April 2008: Issue 118

ADDICTION TREATMENT

Study: Improve Public Addiction Treatment through Performance Contracting


JOURNALS

Now Available Online: Europad March 2008 Issue

NIDA Notes – Volume #21, #5


PRESCRIPTION DRUG USE

Early Non-Medical Prescription Drug Use

 

GOVERNMENT

FY2009 Proposed Federal Drug Control Budget

NIDA’s Director Addresses Senate on Prescription Drug Abuse


HIV/AIDS

Updated CDC Fact Sheet "HIV/AIDS in the United States"

CDC Fact Sheet: HIV/AIDS among Persons Aged 50 and Over

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March 2008; Issue 117

MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT (MAT) FOR OPIOID DEPENDENCE

SAMHSA Delayed Reporting of Buprenorphine Problems

Federal Drug Officials Detail Plan to Prevent Abuse of Buprenorphine

Recovery Month – April 2, 2008 Webcast "Medication-Assisted Therapies: Providing a 'Whole-Patient' Approach to Treatment"

Melatonin, Benzodiazepines, and Sleep Quality Among Patients Receiving MMT

 

GOVERNMENT

SAMHSA Sees Rise in Drug Admissions to Treatment

Federal Drug Budget Defies Policy Priorities, Critic Contends

Addiction, Mental Health Problems Linked to Long-Term Displacement Among Hurricane Survivors

 

HIV, AIDS

Impact of Substance Use on Adherence to HIV Medications

 

SMOKING

Smoking Among Patients With Alcohol or Drug Use Disorders

Substance Use and Nicotine Dependence

 

JOURNALS

New: Mental Health and Substance Use: Dual Diagnosis

New Issue: NIDA’s Addiction Science & Clinical Practice

 

MISCELLANEOUS

Prescription Drugs Blamed for Rising Overdose Deaths

Prescription Opioid Use and Diversion

Data Shows Substance Abuse Treatment Reduces Crime


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February 2008; Issue 116

MMT & ADDICTION TREATMENT

Buprenorphine in the News – Misuse of ‘bupe’ is found to be on rise – U.S. could exert controls if matter is deemed serious

How Common Is Comprehensive Addiction Treatment Across the U.S.?

 

GOVERNMENT

SAMHSA Guidance Letter on Take-Home Medication Issued January 24, 2008

SAMHSA Proposed Project: Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) Mortality Reporting Form

NIDA Releases Draft Strategic Plan

SAMHSA Papers Provide Information on Treatment for People with Co-Occurring Disorders

SAMHSA Launches E-Learning Courses

 

HIV, AIDS, NEEDLE EXCHANGES

Rand Report: HIV and Mental Health

Introduction to the CDC HIV Prevention Strategic Plan: Extended Through 2010

D.C., Freed from Federal Restraints, Funds Needle Exchanges

Medscape® Poll Results on Needle-Exchange Programs

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January 2008; Issue 115

MMT


December 2007 Heroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems Now Available


NAMA Announces New President Roxanne Baker

GOVERNMENT


Methadone Diversion, Abuse, and Misuses: Deaths Increasing at Alarming Rate


National Drug Threat Assessment 2008 Report


DEA Advisory December 10, 2007 Methadone Hydrochloride Tablets USP 40 mg (Dispersible)


NASADAD Methadone Overdose Report


SAMHSA Releases 2006 Data from National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services


SAMHSA Announces Availability of Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders Inservice Training

SMOKING AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE


Smoking Among Patients With Alcohol or Drug Use Disorders


Feasibility of a Smoking Cessation Intervention in Substance Abuse Treatment Programs



ADDICTION & MENTAL ILLNESS


Amygdala is Link Between Addiction, Mental Illness, Researchers Say

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2007

November-December 2007; Issue 114

MMT
Methadone Maintenance Results in Earlier Improvement in Quality of Life than Buprenorphine for Heroin Users
Do Mortality Rates Differ by Type of Pharmacotherapy for Opioid Dependence?
Menopause Symptoms in Midlife Women in MMT Mimic Those of Inadequate Methadone Dosing or Withdrawal

NALOXONE IN THE NEWS
Massachusetts to Distribute Overdose Medication to Addicts

HIV/AIDS
HAART and Drug Treatment May Improve Survival in People With HIV Who Inject Drugs
Injection-Room Plan Gets Mixed Reaction in San Francisco

WHAT IS RECOVERY?
Defining Recovery From Substance Abuse

GOVERNMENT
NIDA Issues Updated InfoFacts on Drugged Driving
New Codes to Enhance Screening and Intervention for Substance Abuse
SAMHSA Pilot Program Provides Consumer Information to Help Prevent Abuse of Prescription Drugs

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September-October 2007; Issue 113

Research Roundup

Miscellaneous
Intravenous and Intranasal Heroin-Dependent Methadone Treatment-Seekers Responses to Treatment
Leading Causes of Premature Death in Heroin Users
Methadone at Therapeutic Levels Linked to SCD
Who Receives and Remains in Office-Based Buprenorphine Treatment?
NDRI New Center for Technology and Health Research Launched

Hepatitis C/HIV/AIDS
Antiretroviral Medication Affects Dose of Methadone
Increased HIV Risk Associated with Criminal Justice Involvement among Men on Methadone
One-fourth Of HIV Patients Believe Their Doctors Stigmatize Them

Government News and Reports

SAMHSA Releases 2006 Survey on Drug Use and Health
NIDA US Geographic Drug Abuse Patterns and Trends Report Released
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Publishes Fact Sheet on HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos
The 2007 NIDA Drug Abuse and Risky Behaviors: The Evolving Dynamics of HIV/AIDS Meeting Presentations Available for Download
Sign Up for SAMHSA's eNetwork

Journal Update
Heroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems – September 2007 Now Available

Meeting of Note
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) State of the Art in Addiction Medicine

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July-August 2007; Issue 112

Research Roundup

Younger IDUs Less Likely to Enter MMT Programs

Therapeutic Workplace Combined with MMT More Economic

Fewer Post-Release Prisoners Use Heroin When Transferred to Methadone Maintenance

Women and Opioid Dependence Treatment: Office-Based versus Opioid Treatment Program-Based Care?

MMT Patients Require More Opiate Analgesics After Cesarean Delivery

High Dose Diazepam Combined with Methadone or Buprenorphine Evaluated

Alcohol Drinking Patterns Unlikely to Change Upon Entering MMT

Demographic and Geographic Variations in Injection Drug Use – National Survey  on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)

MMT Clinic News

Pennsylvania Methadone Clinic Wins Federal Lawsuit

Pennsylvania Court Rules Methadone Clinics can be Held Liable for Corporate Negligence

Government News

Senate Committee Passes Legislation to Change Names of NIDA, NIAAA

SAMHSA Anticipated FY 2008 Funding Opportunities “At A Glance”

NIDA's Scientific Journal to Become Journal of Addiction Science & Clinical Practice

New Books and Resources of Interest

New Resource Guide for MMT - Methadone Maintenance Treatment in the U.S.    A Practical Question and Answer Guide

Updated Directory of SAMSHA Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment Programs

Promoting Awareness of Motivational Incentives (PAMI)

Related Website of Interest

Understanding Addiction – Animated Presentation

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May-June 2007; Issue 111

MMT Curbs Protracted-Abstinence Syndrome

Correlation of Dose and Serum Methadone Level Confirmed

Breastfeeding by Methadone-Maintained Mothers Recommended

Favorable Outcomes in Preterm Infants of Mothers on MMT

HIV Treatment Does Not Spur Illicit Methadone Use

Continued Substance Abuse Hinders MMT Success

Special Training During MMT Improves Family Relations

Effectiveness of Buprenorphine Maintenance vs MMT Compared

Controlling Opioid Withdrawal Due To Buprenorphine-Naloxone

Smoking Patterns in MMT Patients Examined

Depression Has Little Effect on Smoking Cessation in MMT Patients

Does the Smoking-Cessation Drug CHANTIX™ Interact With Methadone?

Relatively Few Patients Consider MMT Clinic as Primary Care Provider

Investigating Illness Outbreak Among MMT Patients

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March-April 2007; Issue 110

MMT Prolongs Life of Those Staying in Treatment

Treatment Contracts Offer Hope to Addicts

Treatment Admissions for Heroin Decrease, Other Opioids Increasing

Rx Opioid Abuse Common in New MMT Patients

Adequate Methadone Helps Reduce Alcohol, Cocaine Abuse in MMT

Few Addicted Prisoners Get Treatment, Study Says

MMT Clinics Not Source of Methadone ODs, Yet Controversy Continues

Outstanding Success of MMT Startup in China Reported

Reducing HIV Risks During MMT Without Enforced Drug-Abstinence

Illicit Drug Abuse Affects Adherence to Methadone Therapy

Brochure Addresses “Methadone Treatment for Pregnant Women”

Case Report: Neonatal Arrhythmia Influenced by MMT in Mother?

Cardiac Effects of Methadone vs Buprenorphine Compared

Beliefs About Medication-Assisted Addiction Therapy Explored

Offers of HCV Treatment Increasing, But Many Patients Refusing

Buprenorphine of Benefit for Opioid Withdrawal

SAMHSA Updates Guidance on Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment

NIDA Launches First Study of Treatment for Addiction to Rx Opioids

Name Changes Proposed for NIDA, NIAAA

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January-February 2007; Issue 109

Alcohol-Consuming MMT Patients Do Less Well

On-Site Services Best in MMT

Few Remain Opioid-Abstinent Following Detoxification

Delayed Symptom Onset After Methadone Overdose

Prison Methadone Programs Established in Pennsylvania

Guideline Recommends Contingency Management in MMT

Guidance for Methadone and Buprenorphine Therapy from NICE

Early Entry Into MMT Benefits Mothers, Newborns

NAS Management Compared in Neonates of Opioid-Maintained Mothers

EUROPAD Journal Available Free From AT Forum

HBO Launches “ADDICTION” Project; Documentary to Air in March

Congress Raises Buprenorphine Treatment Cap to 100

Dr. Terry Cline New Head of SAMHSA

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2006

November/December 2006

FDA Issues Advisory on Methadone

Cardiac Effects of Methadone Recently Reported

Israeli Study Reports on Cardiac QT Intervals in MMT Patients

Study Examines Effects of (R)- and (S)-Methadone on QT Interval

Death Rates Low in Patients on Methadone, Buprenorphine

Methadone Medical Maintenance (MMM) Examined

5-Year Evaluation Shows MMM Beneficial

MMM Enhances Employment and Family/Social Activities

Interim Methadone Maintenance Provides Long-Term Benefits

Benefits of Early MMT During Pregnancy Noted

Depression in MMT Patients Assessed

U.S. Government Releases Data on Opioid Treatment Programs

Addiction Treatment Reduces Psychiatric Disorders

Warning Issued on Venlafaxine (Effexor®)

Two Free Books for Learning More About MMT

Book Aids Understanding of MMT: Highly Recommended

Updated Methadone Primer for Patients from DPA

Voriconazole Increases Methadone Levels

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September/October 2006

CSAT Announces Important Correction for MAT-TIP 43

MMT Benefits Care for HIV

HIV-Risk Behaviors with Methadone, Buprenorphine, LAAM Compared

Outreach Efforts Help Draw Former Patients Back Into MMT

MMT Guidelines Make a Difference in the UK

Methadone Dosing Substandard in Italy, Study Finds

Risk Factors for Methadone-Associated Arrhythmia Examined

Case Presentation of Cardiac Arrhythmia During MMT

Impact of MMT on Cognitive Function Studied

NAMA Awarded Grant for Peer-to-Peer Services

 

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July/August 2006

Vincent Dole, “Father of MMT,” Dies at Age 93

NIDA Supports Addiction Treatment in Criminal Justice System

Addiction Counselor Shortage On The Horizon

Unreported Cannabis Use Predicts Cocaine/Heroin Abuse During MMT

MMT Clinic Practices Make Greatest Difference in Patient Retention

Methadone’s Influence on QT Prolongation Studied in Hospital Setting

Low Bone Density Common in MMT Patients; Especially Males

Benefits of Sterile Syringe Access During MMT Examined

Prize Incentives Do Not Increase Gambling Risk

Clinical Comparison of Methadone vs Buprenorphine in Italy

Initial Adoption of Buprenorphine Studied

Screening Tool Helps Identify ADHD In Substance Abusers

Pain Sensitivity, Mood Disturbances: Opioid-Class Effects?

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May/June 2006

MMT Patients With Pain Need Special Care

Factors for MMT Retention Reported

Methadone Treatment in Prison Saves Money

Methadone in Puerto Rican Prison a Success

MMT Improves Cognitive Function & Performance

Breast Feeding is Best for Infants of Addicted Mothers

Depression an Important Consideration in Addiction Treatment

Methadone-Associated Deaths in Belgium Examined

Outreach Gives Former MMT Patients Added Chances for Recovery

Ramifications of Medicaid Cuts on Access to MMT

Nelfinavir Effective, Safe in MMT Patients with HIV/HCV

Cannabis Use Common in MMT Patients

Acupuncture Benefits for Opioid Addiction Questioned

Methadone Compared With Buprenorphine in Australia

TIP 45 Released, Addresses Drug Detox & Treatment

SAMHSA Director Resigns Post

Updated Directory of Addiction Treatment Programs Available

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March/April 2006

Methadone Doses Above 80 mg/d Unrelated to SML

Methadone Tapering Difficult, Even in Supportive Setting

MMT in Prison Beneficial, Cost Effective

Methadone vs Buprenorphine Maintenance Compared in Study

Naltrexone for Opioid Addiction Reviewed

Smoking Cessation Unsuccessful in MMT Patients

Factors Affecting Sleep Disorders in MMT Patients Examined

New Evidence: MMT Benefits HIV/HCV-Infected Patients

MMT Effective in Opioid-Addicted Chronic Pain Patients

Methadone Dose Adjustment Not Required With Nelfinavir

Other Drugs Usually Also Involved in Methadone-Related Deaths

Cognitive Impairment During MMT vs Abstinence Studied

Unsafe Needle Use Among New MMT Patients Found

Complex Interactions Between Counseling & Drug Use During MMT

TIP Series Collateral Products from SAMHSA

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January/February 2006

Higher Methadone Dose Reduces Cocaine Abuse During MMT

Study Supports Flexible Approach to Methadone Dosing in MMT

Characteristics of Patients & Physicians Influence MMT Delivery

Interim Methadone Maintenance Demonstrated as Beneficial

Managing Acute Pain with Opioid Analgesics in MMT Patients

Medications For ADHD in MMT Patients Examined

Mobile Methadone in Rural America a Success

New MMT Clinic Approved in Maine After Long Battle

Fears of Methadone Program Unfounded

Methadone Versus Buprenorphine Debate Rages in BMJ

“The case for using a safer alternative, buprenorphine, is strong…”

“Methadone is still needed in addiction treatments…”

“Issue is one of toxicity v acceptability…”

Methadone Compared With Buprenorphine During Pregnancy

Prescribing Methadone, Buprenorphine for Pharmacy Pickup?

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1996-2005

November/December 2005
September/October 2005
May 2004 thru August 2005 pdf file(PDF file 531KB) webvol_10.pdf
July 2003 thru April 2004 pdf file (PDF file 188KB) webvol_9.pdf
September 2002 thru June 2003 pdf file(PDF file 240KB) webvol_8.pdf
November 2001 thru August 2002 pdf file (PDF file 344KB) webvol_7.pdf
January 2001 thru October 2001 pdf file(PDF file 209KB) webvol_6.pdf
March 2000 thru December 2000 pdf file (PDF file 235KB) webvol_5.pdf
May 1999 thru February 2000 pdf file (PDF file 265KB) webvol_4.pdf
July 1998 thru April 1999 pdf file (PDF file 235KB) webvol_3.pdf
August 1997 thru June 1998 pdf file (PDF file 208KB) webvol_2.pdf
June 1996 thru March 1997 pdf file (PDF file 161KB) webvol_1.pdf

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