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Region 3 in desperate need of providers to fight #OpioidEpidemic

From the Hill. Study: Not Enough Providers to Address Opioid Epidemic in 11 states by Jessie Hellmann States in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic don’t have enough doctors to address the opioid epidemic, according to a new study released this week. Eleven states and the District of Columbia lack an adequate number of providers to prescribe […]


DEA to allow PAs and NPs to dispense MAT

From The Fix. DEA Increases Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment More qualified medical professionals are now allowed to prescribe buprenorphine, an opioid dependency medication. A new deregulatory measure will allow nurse practitioners and physician assistants to prescribe and dispense the opioid dependency drug buprenorphine, which will grant increased access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in areas of the country where […]


NREPP Suspended

From the Washington Post. Trump administration freezes database of addiction and mental health treatments Federal health officials have suspended a program that helps thousands of professionals and community groups across the country find effective interventions for preventing and treating mental illness and substance-use disorders. The National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) is housed within the […]


Improving Treatment Outcomes for Individuals With Co-Occurring SUDs and Bipolar Disorder

From SAMHSA: To download the Advisory, click here. Advisory: An Introduction to Bipolar Disorder and Co-Occuring Substance Use Disorders Research suggests that 30 percent to more than 50 percent of people with bipolar disorder will develop a substance use disorder (SUD) sometime during their lives. Co-occurrence can complicate diagnosis and treatment of SUDs. However, treatment […]


Managing Chronic Pain & Medication Misuse

Learn how health care providers are using new tools to help patients manage chronic pain while limiting long-term health risks and without misusing addicting medications. Click here to view the full article featured in SAMHSA News. Managing Chronic Pain & Medication Misuse David Loffert was a success. He was two years into a Ph.D. program. He ran […]


Spotlight on the SAMHSA Store

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has an extensive online store with many timely publications available. According to press releases from 2011, this store replaced the National Clearinghouse on Alcohol and Drug Information, the National Mental Health Information Center, and the SAMHSA Health Information Network. The SAMHSA Store landing page displays several […]