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Monday, August 1, 2011

Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Health: Current Evidence Current Issue: July–August 2011

Interventions and Assessments

  • FDA Approves Long-Acting Injectable Naltrexone for Opioid Dependence
  • Low-dose Topiramate for Alcohol Dependence
  • Brief Intervention May Have Efficacy for Alcohol Dependence in Emergency Departments
  • Home- versus Office-based Buprenorphine Induction: Impact on Opioid and Other Drug Use
  • Supervised Injecting Facilities Associated with a Reduction in Overdose Mortality
  • Treatment of Tuberculosis with Rifampin Induces Opioid Withdrawal in Patients Maintained on Buprenorphine
  • How They Do It: Physicians Describe Building a Physician-Patient Relationship with People Who Use Illicit Drugs

Health Outcomes

  • Higher Prescribed Opioid Doses Are Associated with Overdose Deaths
  • Opioid-related Death in Patients with Nonmalignant Pain
  • Predictors of Seizures and Delirium Tremens in the Course of Alcohol Withdrawal
  • Subtle Change in Drinking Guidelines Could Have Increased Alcohol-related Harm
  • Lower Risk of Heart Disease from Alcohol, Even with Hazardous Drinking?

Slide Presentations

  • Update on Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Health
  • Journal Club

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