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Pennsylvania to adopt ASAM guidelines for addiction treatment

Pennsylvania is the newest state planning to adopt Criteria, a tool developed by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) that defines a single...

Lack of awareness puts seniors at high risk for opioid abuse

Seniors receive nearly 30 percent of all medications prescribed in the United States and make up 36 percent of the total patient population that...

Getting through post-acute withdrawal syndrome

Addiction is not just a temporary habit or a hiccup of dependence, it is a chronic brain disorder that develops over an extended period...

Heroin deaths more than triple over four-year period, study shows

The number of deaths from heroin overdoses more than tripled from 2010 to 2014, according to a recent study from the National Center for...

Avoiding addiction to opioid painkillers

Four in five new heroin users started out misusing prescription painkillers, according to the American Society of Addiction and Medicine (ASAM). “There’s a great deal...
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