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2019: The Year of Self-Care

2019-03-13T14:10:17+00:00

It's the new year, and for many, a time to revisit goals and start new resolutions. Some resolutions are lofty, others are vague, but not all are easy to build into a habit. How many of your resolutions include incorporating more self-care in the upcoming year? Though it is not the most popular resolution, consider [...]

2019: The Year of Self-Care2019-03-13T14:10:17+00:00

“For some opioid users, opioid substitution is not an act of faith, it’s an act of courage”

2019-03-13T14:05:15+00:00

In our practice, we always try to meet the patient where they’re at: this is not a tired cliché for us…we really do. We have the challenge of dealing with young people in the prime of life were it not for a terrible IV heroin problem and a tendency to suddenly reject effective and perfectly [...]

“For some opioid users, opioid substitution is not an act of faith, it’s an act of courage”2019-03-13T14:05:15+00:00

CARMAHealth Connects with Drug Czar Jim Carroll at National Conference

2019-03-13T14:01:33+00:00

Representatives from CARMAHealth and our partner organization Recovery Unplugged had the honor of attending this year’s National Cocaine, Meth and Stimulant Conference. The conference was a three-day event that took place from November 12-14 and was organized by the Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare, the leading media and events producer in the behavioral [...]

CARMAHealth Connects with Drug Czar Jim Carroll at National Conference2019-03-13T14:01:33+00:00

Doc…I’m way smarter than you

2019-03-13T13:58:05+00:00

“Doc…Don’t you know I’m way smarter than you” I want to share an encounter I recently had with a patient, a guy who has been struggling with heroin addiction for well over 20 years. He’s had years of success with abstinence, buprenorphine and methadone. Each approach had its place and relevance to the time and [...]

Doc…I’m way smarter than you2019-03-13T13:58:05+00:00

Tennessee Blue Cross Blue Shield to Stop Covering OxyContin

2019-03-19T15:00:42+00:00

Tennessee’s largest health insurance provider has just announced that it will no longer pay for OxyContin. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee is the latest health insurance company to drop the drug, following a similar move from Cigna and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida last year. The company will, instead, be covering opioid painkillers [...]

Tennessee Blue Cross Blue Shield to Stop Covering OxyContin2019-03-19T15:00:42+00:00

Lifesaving measure for opioid overdose available to the public without prescription

2019-03-13T14:25:30+00:00

When the U.S. Surgeon General published a recent health advisory – the first such alert in the last decade – asking for the public’s assistance in tackling the nation’s growing opioid epidemic, Dr. Scott Walters from the UNTHSC School of Public Health made plans to do his part. “Be prepared. Get naloxone. Save a Life,” [...]

Lifesaving measure for opioid overdose available to the public without prescription2019-03-13T14:25:30+00:00

Can Texting Help Increase Compliance and Attendance at Treatment Programs?

2019-03-13T13:49:34+00:00

Texting has become a preferred means of communication for people all over the world. A text can help quickly and concisely convey important information, keep personal conversations private and remind us about the important things in our lives that we have to do. Findings from a recent study underscore the value of text reminders and [...]

Can Texting Help Increase Compliance and Attendance at Treatment Programs?2019-03-13T13:49:34+00:00

Safer Schools: A closer look at telemedicine

2019-03-13T14:22:35+00:00

Dr. Carlos Tirado says more of his patients at CarmaHealth are making video appointments. TESTIMONIAL This place was great for me my life has changed an I feel great now. Thanks Carma! Dr. Powell is amazing, as well as the staff. I would highly recommend this place to anyone. Excellent mental [...]

Safer Schools: A closer look at telemedicine2019-03-13T14:22:35+00:00

Physicians Facing Increased Legal Accountability for Over-prescribing Opioids

2019-03-13T13:46:17+00:00

Earlier this month, Manhattan Dr. Martin Tesher was convicted by a Brooklyn grand jury on 10 counts of unlawful distribution of oxycodone without legitimate medical purpose. Over the course of five years, the 82-year-old Tesher wrote over 14,000 oxycodone scripts which totaled over two million pills at a collective estimated value of around $20 million. [...]

Physicians Facing Increased Legal Accountability for Over-prescribing Opioids2019-03-13T13:46:17+00:00

FDA Calls for Balance in Prescribing Opioids and Preventing Painkiller Abuse

2019-03-13T13:43:02+00:00

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner Scott Gottlieb recently issued a statement calling for substantive and common-sense reforms to prescription opioid dispensation in the medical profession. The statement came on the same day the agency hosted a Patient-Focused Drug Development meeting to assess the plight of those adult and chronic pain patients, and to identify [...]

FDA Calls for Balance in Prescribing Opioids and Preventing Painkiller Abuse2019-03-13T13:43:02+00:00