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Buprenorphine Maintenance Therapy For Health Care Professionals: A Hidden Controversy
Mayo Clinic Proceedings    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It remains controversial whether it is safe for recovering healthcare professionals to return to clinical practice after treatment for drug addiction. More

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Developing an ASAM Position on Marijuana
President's Blog    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
ASAM Acting President Dr. Stuart Gitlow writes about reaching consensus on the use of medical marijuana and asks for public input. More

NCCHC Chronic Pain Management in Corrections Position Statement
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The National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) released a position statement on chronic pain management in corrections. ASAM is on the board of the NCCHC. More


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Register Now for Med-Sci
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Register now for ASAM's Medical-Scientific Conference, the largest conference in the specialty field of Addiction Medicine that includes scientific symposia, clinically oriented courses and workshops, as well as a presentation of leading research, and don't forget to attend one of the preconference courses.




Impact of Childhood Trauma Exposure on Risk of Psychiatric Comorbidity Among Alcoholic Inpatients
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research (Free Abstract)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A study examines the prevalence of single- and multiple-type childhood trauma exposure among alcoholic patients undergoing inpatient detoxification and treatment. More

A Neglect of Mental Illness
Scientific American (Free abstract)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
By letting mental afflictions go untreated, we consign millions of Americans to misery and put a drag on our economy. More


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What Makes Each Brain Unique?
Scientific American (Free Abstract)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Scientist have recently discovered other underlying processes at work that influence human behaviors. So-called jumping genes, segments of DNA that can copy and paste themselves into new places in the genome, can alter the activity of full-length genes and occasionally turn on neighboring genes. More

CBT Rehab Tackles Chronic Pain, Drug Abuse At Same Time
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In a new study, researchers found that chronic pain patients at high risk for comorbid substance abuse were successfully treated for both conditions through an intensive rehabilitation program. More

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Antidrug Vaccines: Fact or Science Fiction?
Psychiatric Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Antidrug vaccines are a potentially important class of medications currently under investigation. They represent yet another frontier in the ongoing quest for novel pharmacological strategies that could be easily integrated into treatment plans to reduce substance use and establish abstinence. More

How I Stopped Drowning in Drink
The Wall Street Journal (Subscription Required)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The secret to getting sober and repairing the other broken parts of an alcoholic's life starts with setting your own terms, writes Paul Carr. More

Depression Proposed As Part of DSM-V
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In a bitter skirmish over the definition of depression, a new report contends that a proposed change to the diagnosis would characterize grieving as a disorder and greatly increase the number of people treated for it. More




2012 Science to Service Awards
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ASAM Members Dr. Marc Fishman, Dr. Joseph Merrill, and Dr. Amanda Wilson were among those honored as a winner of the 2012 Science and Service Awards by the Substance and Mental Health Services Administration. More

Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A new report by the Surgeon General focuses on the health consequences, epidemiology, etiology, reduction, and prevention of tobacco use for those aged 11-25. More



FDA Panel Says 'Yes' to Pain Drug Studies
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An FDA advisory committee has voted unanimously that the investigational anti-nerve growth factor drug class should continue to be developed for pain treatment, despite the drug class's link to joint-related adverse events. More

SAMHSA Advisory: College Alcohol Abuse
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A new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration shows that nearly half of all substance abuse treatment admissions involving college or other post secondary school students ages 18 to 24 were primarily related to alcohol. More

Education


FDA Assessment of Analgesic Treatment of Chronic Pain Scientific Workshop
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The Food and Drug Administration will host a public workshop to hear a discussion of the available data on the efficacy of analgesics in the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain on May 30 and 31. More

Opioid Addiction: Suggested Treatment Tips
Clinical Psychiatry News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Methadone and heroin hold two key advantages for treating patients with opioid addiction: they are inexpensive and readily endorsed by addiction patients — however, these pure agonists have some disadvantages. Read an interview with Paul Earley, M.D., FASAM to learn more. More

Commonwealth Fund's Vulnerable Populations Program
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To ensure that vulnerable populations have access to health care capable of meeting their particular needs, The Commonwealth Fund has created the Vulnerable Populations Program, which includes both fellowship and grant making activities. More



Events
Conferences
Clinical Training

Date Event Location More Information

March 28 How to Market Yourself as a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) Washington, DC NAADAC

March 30 Psychological Management and Pharmacology of Patients with Chronic Pain and Depression, Schizophrenia, and PTSD Online American Psychiatric Association

March 30-31 NC Addiction Medicine 2012 Conference Asheville, NC Governor's Institute on Substance Abuse

April 5 MNSAM Journal Club Conference call www.mnasam.org

April 10 The Use of Buprenorphine in the Treatment of Prescription Opioid Dependence Online PCSS-B

April 10-12 National Rx Drug Abuse Summit Orlando, FL National Rx Drug Abuse Summit

April 19-22 43rd Medical-Scientific Conference Atlanta ASAM

April 19 Ruth Fox Course For Physicians Atlanta ASAM

April 19 Pain and Addiction: Common Threads XII Atlanta ASAM

April 19 NIDA Blending Initiative Knowledge Exchange Meeting Atlanta NIDA

May 8 Models of Buprenorphine Induction Online PCSS-B

May 19-22 Updates in Correctional Health Care Conference San Antonio, TX National Commission on Correctional Health Care

May 20-26 National Prevention Week Nationwide SAMHSA

May 25 Hawaii Addictions Conference, New Trends and Developments Honolulu University of Hawaii

May 30-31 Assessment of Analgesic Treatment of Chronic
Pain: A Scientific Workshop
Bethesda, MA FDA

June 8 2012 Annual International Women's and Children's Health and Gender Working Group Palm Springs, CA InWomens

June 12 How To Screen Psychiatric Patients Or Other Patients Being Considered for Opioid Pain Management Online PCSS-B





Date Chapter Location More Information

June 14-16 Florida Orlando, FL FSAM Annual CME Conference

June 21-22 Massachusetts Waltham, MA Addiction Medicine for All Providers, A Risk Management Program

June 29-30 Georgia and South Carolina Charleston, SC Addiction Treatment: The Marriage of Science and Image Relationship Therapy




 
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Educational Resources

ASAM
President's Blog

SBIRT Training

BupPractice.com

ONDCP
Official Blog of ONDCP

TPJ
The Prison Journal

Exponents
Exponents Center for Personal & Professional Development

Families Facing Addiction
Free social networking site to unite families who are coping with the addiction of a loved one.

But What About the Children? Campaign
How marijuana legalization would affect children

NIDA
Brief Strategic Family Therapy for Adolescent Drug Abuse - Orchestrating Change

Screening for Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Drug Use

Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What to Ask

JAAPA
Current Options in the Management of Opioid Dependence: A Review

PBS
Bill Moyers on Addiction
(5 Part Special)

Women For Sobriety
A national self-help program dedicated to helping women overcome alcoholism and other addictions.

Nature Magazines
Focus On Addiction

Schizophrenia Special

Emerging Solutions in Pain
Pain and Addiction Webinars

Faces and Voices of Recovery
Make Recovery Voices Count Resource Guide

Click here for more ASAM CME activities.

 
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