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Friday, June 29, 2012

Current Issue: May–June 2012

Interventions and Assessments

  • Illicit-Drug Brief Intervention Reduced Risk Score among Some Patients in a Randomized Trial
  • Brief Intervention Reduces Drinking among Emergency Department Patients with Nondependent Unhealthy Use
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Discussions in Primary Care: Not Rare, but Numerous Challenges
  • Naloxone Distribution Programs for Opioid Overdose Prevention: Time to Scale Up?
  • Naltrexone Implants Reduced Opioid Use in People with Co-occurring Heroin and Amphetamine Dependence
  • Adding Telephone Support to Office-Based Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Dependence Has Modest Effects

Health Outcomes

  • Ongoing Use of Analgesics after Low-Risk Surgery
  • Severity of Alcohol Problems Predicts Recurrence and Persistence of Alcohol Dependence
  • Change in Heavy Drinking among Alcohol-Dependent Individuals
  • Light Alcohol Consumption Prior to and Following Myocardial Infarction Is Associated with Lower Risk of Mortality


  • Rates of HCV Reinfection Are Low among People with Injection Drug Use Who Receive HCV Treatment
  • Availability of Viral Hepatitis Services in US Drug Treatment Programs
  • Providing Directly-Observed Hepatitis C Treatment at a Methadone Maintenance Program is Feasible and May Improve Treatment Outcomes
  • People with Injection Drug Use Who Also Use Noninjecting Routes of Drug Administration Are Less Likely to Be HIV Positive

Resource Alert

  • BAP Releases New Guidelines on the Pharmacologic Management of Substance Use Disorders

Slide Presentations

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

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