Substance Use Disorder


The Case for Medication-Assisted Treatment: An Ethical Priority

August 17, 2020

It is no secret that a significant proportion of the criminal justice population has an issue with addiction. So what is being done about it?

Understanding Crisis Services: What They Are and When to Access Them

August 06, 2020

Inevitably, some of your patients will need of emergency psychiatric services. These tips will help prepare you and your patients when a crisis unfolds.

Talking to Pregnant Patients About Cannabis Use

June 25, 2020

Consumption of cannabis during pregnancy results in a host of problems, including cannabinoid placental crossing and accumulation in the fetal brain as well as other organs.

Special Issues for Patients With SUDs Undergoing Surgery

May 18, 2020

This innovative program at Massachusetts General Hospital addresses postoperative pain while preventing relapse in patients a history of opioid use disorder.

Ditch the Quarantini: Healthy Options for Psychological Well-Being

April 23, 2020

Virtual happy hours abound, but this is also quite worrisome, especially for those struggling with alcohol and substance use. Alternative solutions are offered in this video.

What Changes Are Shaping Opioid Treatment Programs During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

March 26, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the country, SAMHSA and the DEA allow for flexibility in addressing the needs of patients with opioid use disorder.

Are We Making Any Progress in Treatment and Attitudes?

March 23, 2020

How much progress has been made in the area of substance use disorders in the last 40 years?

Demographic Insights in Alcohol-Related Deaths

February 27, 2020

Over the past two decades, deaths associated with alcohol abuse have increased, but little data point to demographic changes.

Surprising Benefits of the Expansion of Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act

February 27, 2020

Access to care has improved-especially for low-income and vulnerable populations-which has resulted in better health outcomes.

Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

February 25, 2020

Although 6 months is the recommended duration for buprenorphine treatment, many patients discontinue within a few weeks or months of treatment.