Category: Post-doctoral fellow

Filling the substance use treatment gap requires better education and research training

While education is unlikely the ultimate filling for the substance use treatment gap, it is one that can be hardly overlooked and underestimated.

Many medical programs likely do little in the way of introducing students to the scientific evidence underlying addictions treatment, and emerging physicians have difficulty implementing best evidence.

This is a serious concern in light of the urgent need for improved addictions care, and highlights even further the necessity of expanding interdisciplinary education in evidence-based addictions treatment.

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Dennis McCarty receives prestigious Kentucky award 2022

Dennis McCarty, Ph.D., an Emeritus Professor in the School of Public Health at the Portland State University and Oregon Health & Science University, has been inducted to the University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame 2022.  This blog celebrates Dr McCarty‘s work and contribution to my research career. Please, see the event details below.

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Can prescribers avoid contributing to opioid use disorder?

A 21 y/o has surgery for a condition expected to improve. He fills a discharge prescription for 5 days of an opioid at a standard dose. At 1-week follow-up with his family doctor for suture removal, he describes ongoing pain. Can prescribers avoid contributing to opioid use disorder? Is a renewal of opioid appropriate, potentially dangerous, or both? Read more

Can prescribers avoid contributing to opioid use disorder?

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