Withdrawal management remains one of the essential skills of addiction medicine specialists. This review describes the recent clinical advances and challenges for withdrawal from alcohol, opioids and stimulants.
Review 2021 stories of learning, discovery, and innovation from this year. Here you can find a summary of all posts in one place, enjoy! Thank you for following my blog this year. (more…)
Education should be a window, not a wall. One would expect latest developments in research and science to move straight into practice, but it often hits a wall, preventing its translation into practice through education. What is this ‘implementation gap’ a wall, and how can we overcome it?
Thrive is a supportive network for family and friend caregivers of older adults who use substances or alcohol.
Authors: Michee-Ana Hamilton, MSc and Jan Klimas, MSc, PhD.
Reprinted from the Supporting Parents issue of Visions Journal, 2021, 17 (1), pp. 12-13
Improving opioid agonist care continuation remains to be a challenge for many community based addiction treatment organizations. Research into effective strategies has used both randomized and non-randomized designs. Is there any difference in treatment dropout between these different study types? (more…)