Yale researchers have discovered the extended-release naltrexone, commonly known as Vivitrol may help maintain or improve suppression of HIV among individuals at risk for relapse receiving HIV antiretroviral treatment. The findings were part of a study of inmates in Connecticut who suffered from co-occurring HIV and alcohol use disorder (AUD). The study measured results in [...]
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In a landmark moment for opioid addiction relapse prevention, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first-ever non-opioid medication to treat opioid withdrawal. The agency has expedited approval of Lucemyra™ (lofexidine hydrochloride) on May 16, 2018. Originally developed to treat hypertension, Lucemyra is a selective alpha 2-adrenergic receptor agonist indicated for reducing the [...]
The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) had their 49th annual conference in San Diego this past month. It was an event in which thousands of medical professionals in the addiction care landscape – including our CMO Dr. Carlos Tirado and COO David Walsh - exchanged ideas, learned about new trends in the industry and [...]
This video was published by the Texas Medical Association on April 17, 2018. Carlos Tirado, MD, Clinical Associate Professor and Amy Young, MD, Professor, at the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School presented "Substance Use Prevention and Treatment" to the congress of more than 75 physicians and other health care experts in [...]
As many as one-third of all Americans suffer from chronic pain, a condition that is characterized by persistent pain that lasts longer than 12 weeks. While some patients achieve safe and time-limited pain relief through the use of opioids like hydrocodone, the dangers of long-term use and misuse are evident. In 2016, overall drug overdose [...]
April 1st marked the start of Alcohol Awareness Month, an event started over 30 years ago by the National Center for Alcohol and Drug Dependency (NCADD) in an effort to drive awareness toward the dangers of excessive drinking, as well as reduce the stigma associated with the disease of alcoholism. This year’s theme is Changing [...]
Stigma-free care that is informed by the science of addiction and recovery. AUSTIN, TX – April 3, 2018. CARMAhealth (Collaborative Addiction Recovery Management & Assistance) is announcing the grand opening of its new office for outpatient healthcare services on April 9, 2018, and is currently accepting new patients in Central Austin and Dripping Springs offices. [...]
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has approved four supervised injection sites for intravenous drug users, joining cities like Seattle, Philadelphia, and San Francisco enacting a harm-reduction strategy aimed at curbing fatal overdoses and providing linkage to care for those with substance use disorders. The city’s Health Department reports that in 2017, there were [...]
Since 2014, America has seen record highs in opioid fatalities and the epidemic shows no signs of tapering. In 2016, there were over 50,000 fatal opioid overdoses, accounting for the overwhelming majority of the approximately 64,000 total fatal drug overdoses in the country. Whatever their initial purpose may have been and however effective they may [...]
As the need for effective and safe addiction treatment becomes more and more apparent, clinicians and treatment professionals are working harder than ever to make innovations to help each and every type of unique patient. With more Americans succumbing to opioid overdose every year, ways to effectively treat substance abuse and addiction is one of [...]