Salvador Ceniceros, a psychiatrist on the front lines of the opioid epidemic, took a break between seeing patients the other day to reflect. He’s finally gaining traction at Jordan Valley Community Health Center, which gives him a sense of urgency to speak his mind. Since July 2018, Jordan Valley, which has nine clinics in southwest Missouri that offer medical, dental and other … [Read more...] about ‘A Different Way’: Walk-in Clinic Sees Success Treating Opioid Addicts with Medication
Local leaders got their first look at a new opioid treatment clinic in East Bremerton that could open by the end of the year. On a tour Monday, BAART clinic staff showed a group of Kitsap law enforcement officers, county officials and elected leaders the soon-to-be-open facility, which will provide medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction. The clinic’s … [Read more...] about An Inside Look Inside Kitsap’s First Methadone Clinic
Although the SAMHSA buprenorphine practitioner locator is used by patients and providers to locate treatment options, only a small portion of clinicians in the database ultimately offered initial appointments, implying that the database is only marginally useful for patients. Source: Journal of Psychiatric … [Read more...] about Availability of Buprenorphine Treatment in the 10 States With the Highest Drug Overdose Death Rates in the United States
For older individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) resulting from treatment of chronic pain, buprenorphine may be a safer pain management alternative, new research suggests. Results of the review show that in general, there is evidence to support the use of buprenorphine in older patients. It is well tolerated, it has few side effects, and it can improve pain control, … [Read more...] about Buprenorphine a Safer Alternative for Opioid Use Disorder, Chronic Pain in the Elderly?
Even after surviving an opioid overdose, few U.S. teenagers receive the recommended treatment for their addiction, a new study shows. Researchers found that of nearly 3,800 teenagers and young adults who'd suffered an opioid overdose, less than one-third went into addiction treatment within a month. And only one in 54 received the medication recommended for tackling opioid … [Read more...] about Few Teens Who Survive Opioid OD Get Recommended Care