Older Adults with Opioid Use Disorders

Older Adults with Opioid Use Disorders

Addiction Treatment Forum writer, Barbara Goodheart, ELS, summarized two articles addressing older adults and opioid use disorders. In one, the recommendations explain that as the proportion of older patients receiving MMT is expected to rise, it’s important to...
Adolescent Substance Use Screening Tools

Adolescent Substance Use Screening Tools

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has launched two evidenced-based online screening tools that providers can use to assess substance use disorder risk among adolescents 12-17 years old. These tools can be self-administered or completed by clinicians in less...
FDA Approves Monthly Buprenorphine Injection

FDA Approves Monthly Buprenorphine Injection

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Sublocade, the first once-monthly injectable buprenorphine product for the treatment of moderate-to-severe opioid use disorder (OUD) in adult patients who have initiated treatment with a transmucosal (absorbed...
Updated Stop Act FAQs from NC Medical Board

Updated Stop Act FAQs from NC Medical Board

Additional questions and answers about the state’s new opioids law, the STOP Act of 2017, have been added to the FAQs document. New additions to the list include: Information about NCMB’s definition of “consultation” between a PA or NP and his or her supervisor prior...