Nicotine Cessation

What are Nicotine Cessation Programs?

Substance use disorders and cigarette addiction commonly co-occur. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), reports of past-month smoking are three times higher among people in addiction treatment than in the general population.[1] Nicotine cessation programs in addiction treatment tackle the substance and the cigarette addiction at the same time. There…

Empowered

Are We Powerless or Empowered in Recovery?

In Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), the first step is: “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.” In this context, being powerless means you can’t drink in a controlled way. Many of us tried again and again to moderate our drinking or drug use before accepting we had no control over them.…

OUD Study

Study Finds Physician-Pharmacist Collaboration Effective in Treating Opioid Use Disorder

A study[1] published last month, supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), found an effective way to treat opioid use disorder (OUD). The approach prioritizes collaboration between physicians and pharmacists in administering and monitoring Buprenorphine, a medication used to treat OUD. Doctors and Pharmacists Worked Together Participants did an initial screening with a…