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A study published in the American Journal of Men’s Health found that a combination of group-based tobacco dependence treatment and nicotine replacement therapy was “an effective and feasible option” for smoking cessation among incarcerated men and transgender women.
The Opioid Policy Research Collaborative, part of the Institute for Behavioral Health at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy Management, has launched a website to inform communities and local leaders on what other municipalities are doing to address the opioid crisis and help shape interventions of their own.
A recently published study of 2017 data found that 60% of residential treatment centers in the U.S. offered zero medications for opioid use disorder and just 15% of patients had an MOUD as part of their treatment plan.
David Gastfriend, MD, DFASAM, explained to NCAD attendees how technology platforms can help providers overcome obstacles to adopting contingency management programs that have been proven to effectively augment traditional treatment modalities.
At NCAD, Kevin McCauley, MD, explained to NCAD attendees how, much like aviation safety checklists help Navy pilots avoid mishaps, recovery plans protect individuals in addiction treatment stay sober when they otherwise might struggle to make proper decisions.

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