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November 23, 2016

Dr. Vivek Murthy, US Surgeon General, has released the first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health. "...this Report aims to shift the way our society thinks about substance misuse and substance use disorders while defining actions we can take to prevent and treat these conditions."

Along with the full report, a number of helpful Supplementary Materials are also available for use by consumers, providers, and advocates.

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October 26, 2016

"Prescribing for Opioid Addiction is My Responsibility", a recent post in the American Academy of Family Physicians' Leader Voices Blog, sounds a clarion call for more prescribers to start providing buprenorphine to patients who need it.

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October 7, 2016

The JAMA Network recently published an article by Michael Botticelli (Director, ONDCP) and Howard Koh (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health), entitled "Changing the Language of Addiction".

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September 23, 2016

Addiction Professional Magazine extended the deadline for completing its Addiction Professional 2016 Quality of Life Survey to Tuesday, September 27th. It takes less than five minutes to complete the online survey, which assesses how clinical professionals in the addiction field view their workplaces and the profession.

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September 2, 2016

The federal government is offering multiple webinars on practices supporting the addictions workforce during this September’s Recovery Month!

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August 25, 2016

Massachusetts offers loan repayment programs for primary health care professionals in a variety of disciplines, including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and behavioral and mental health (including substance use disorder) clinicians. The goal of these programs is to provide educational loan repayment as an incentive for primary care health professionals to practice in communities where significant shortages of health care providers and barriers to access have been id

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July 29, 2016

On Friday, July 22, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA).The National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) reports that CARA addresses opioid use disorders, including provisions related to prevention and education, treatment, recovery, law enforcement, and services for women, families, and veterans, among others.

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June 30, 2016

The New England Institute for Addiction Studies is pleased to announce that the 2016 Best Practices School will take place August 29 to September 1 in Waterville Valley, NH.

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