Letter in Reply
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - January 1, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Diversion of Buprenorphine in Low-threshold Treatment
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - January 1, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Rise in Presence of Methamphetamine in Oral Fluid Toxicology Tests Among Outpatients in a Large Healthcare Setting in the Northeast
Conclusions: Presence of methamphetamine in oral fluid toxicology tests increased from 2014 to 2019 across a sample of outpatients receiving healthcare in Boston, Massachusetts. Regions of the country with high rates of opioid overdose may need to integrate harm reduction and addiction treatment resources for stimulant use disorder in addition to opioid use disorder. (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - January 1, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

Retention Strategies for Medications for Opioid Use Disorder in Adults: A Rapid Evidence Review
Discussion: Consistent but sparse evidence supports criminal justice prerelease MOUD initiation, and contingency management interventions for antagonist MOUD. Integrating MOUD with medical, psychiatric, social services, delivering through IT, or administering via XR-MOUD formulations did not worsen retention. Fewer than half of the studies we identified focused on retention as a primary outcome. Studies used different measures of retention, making it difficult to compare effectiveness. Additional inquiry into the causes of low retention would inform future interventions. Registration: PROSPERO: CRD42019134739 (Sourc...
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - January 1, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Sex-specific Associations of Alcohol Withdrawal in Patients Admitted for the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder
Conclusions: factors associated with AWS differ by sex which may have clinical implications for proactive management of AWS during treatment for AUD. (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - January 1, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Development and Feasibility of a Spanish Language Version of the Tobacco, Alcohol, Prescription Drug, and Illicit Substance Use (TAPS) Tool
Conclusions: The current study represents a starting point for expanding the availability of the TAPS Tool beyond its original English language version into Spanish. The Spanish language TAPS Tool could expand options for substance use screening in primary care settings with Spanish-dominant/preferred populations. Trial registration: The studies were registered with www.clinicaltrials.gov: NCT03879785, March 19, 2019. (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - January 1, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Suicide Behavior Following PHQ-9 Screening Among Individuals With Substance Use Disorders
Objectives: Individuals with substance use disorders (SUD) are at risk for suicide, but no studies have assessed whether routinely administered screeners for suicidal ideation accurately identify outpatients with SUD who are at risk for suicide attempt or death. Methods: Data from more than 186,000 visits by over 55,000 patients with mental health and SUD diagnoses receiving care in 7 health systems were analyzed to determine whether responses to item 9 of the 9-item Patient Health Questionnaire, which assesses frequency of thoughts of death and self-harm, are associated with suicide outcomes after an outpatient...
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - January 1, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Discharges “Against Medical Advice” in Patients With Opioid-related Hospitalizations
Objectives: We performed a descriptive analysis of patient and treatment characteristics in premature discharges “against medical advice” (AMA) in a cohort of patients with opioid-related hospitalizations. Methods: We abstracted data from 1152 opioid related hospitalizations of 928 adult patients in a large academic health system. Using electronic health record data, hospitalizations were categorized as AMA or conventional discharge (CD). To determine differences between AMA and CD regarding treatment characteristics, Fisher exact test, t tests, ANOVA, and logistic regression were performed. Resul...
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - January 1, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Challenges and Facilitators of Implementing a Physician-approved Naloxone Protocol: A Mixed-methods Study
Conclusions: The study identified barriers and facilitators to the implementation of a physician-approved protocol within Ohio. The majority of respondents stated they could implement a protocol. However, barriers of cost, lack of public awareness of naloxone availability, and stigma remain for pharmacies and other naloxone distribution sites. (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - January 1, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

“Like Yin and Yang”: Perceptions of Methamphetamine Benefits and Consequences Among People Who Use Opioids in Rural Communities
Conclusion: As rural communities respond to evolving drug supply and demand, there is increasing need for public health efforts to address the emerging issue of concurrent methamphetamine and opioid use. (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - January 1, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

A Telemedicine Approach to Increase Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder in Primary Care: A Pilot Feasibility Study
Background and Aims: Unhealthy drinking is a leading threat to health, yet few people with alcohol use disorder (AUD) receive treatment. This pilot tested the feasibility of addiction medicine video consultations in primary care for improving AUD medication adoption and specialty treatment initiation. Methods: Primary care providers (PCPs) received training and access to on-call addiction medicine consultations. Feasibility measures were training attendance, intention to use the service and/or AUD pharmacotherapy, and user feedback. Secondary outcomes were utilization, prescription and treatment initiation rates...
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - January 1, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Rejection of Patients With Opioid Use Disorder Referred for Post-acute Medical Care Before and After an Anti-discrimination Settlement in Massachusetts
Conclusions: Individuals hospitalized with OUD frequently experience explicit discrimination when rejected from postacute care despite federal and state protections. Efforts are needed to enhance enforcement of anti-discrimination laws, regulations, and policies to ensure access to postacute medical care for people with OUD and ongoing medical needs. (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - January 1, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Disability Discrimination Against People With Substance Use Disorders by Postacute Care Nursing Facilities: It is Time to Stop Tolerating Civil Rights Violations
People with substance use disorders (PWSUDs), including opioid use disorder (OUD), continue to face widespread discrimination, including in health care. As hospitals increasingly provide more appropriate and integrated care for PWSUDs, nursing facilities that provide postacute care are receiving more referrals for patients whose diagnosis of substance use disorders is acknowledged rather than ignored. A concerning number of these facilities refuse to admit or treat PWSUD, especially those with OUD receiving opioid agonist therapy (OAT). This practice violates multiple federal antidiscrimination laws. Postacute care nursing...
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - January 1, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Commentaries Source Type: research

Can Extended-release Injectable Medications Help Curb United States and Canada's Opioid Overdose Epidemic?
Settings throughout the United States and Canada continue to face escalating overdose epidemics. Notably, history of overdose is associated with increased risk of fatal overdose. Unfortunately, despite frequent contact with health services and the well-known mortality benefits of medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD), only a fraction of overdose survivors is successfully linked to addiction care after leaving the emergency department. This may be partially explained by well-documented challenges of oral MOUD, including the need for frequent visits to the pharmacy to receive their medications, which may limit the flexi...
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - January 1, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Commentaries Source Type: research

The Cost of a Cigarette: Opportunities to Engage Hospitalized Patients With Opioid Use Disorder
Ensuring the safety of hospitalized patients with opioid use disorder who inject substances frequently presents management challenges for hospital staff. This commentary expounds on those challenges and offers areas of opportunity to provide patient-centered care for these patients. (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - January 1, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Commentaries Source Type: research

Language Matters: It Is Time We Change How We Talk About Addiction and its Treatment
This article provides examples of stigmatizing terms to be avoided and recommended replacements to facilitate the dialogue about addiction in a more intentional, therapeutic manner. (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - January 1, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Commentaries Source Type: research

Integrating Videoconferencing into Primary Care to Address Alcohol Use Disorder
This commentary on Leibowitz et al, “Video Consultation to Increase Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder in Primary Care: A Pilot Feasibility Study” highlights the potential value of utilizing videoconferencing to address unhealthy drinking in primary care settings, the advantages of centralized expert consultants that may be accessed through technology, and the need for future implementation process and clinical care outcome research. (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - January 1, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Commentaries Source Type: research

Recommended Use of Terminology in Addiction Medicine
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - January 1, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Editorials Source Type: research

What Will it Take to Stem the Tide? Understanding and Addressing the Needs of People With Addiction Involving Multiple Substances
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - January 1, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Editorials Source Type: research

2020 ASAM Virtual Poster Abstracts
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - November 13, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Abstracts Source Type: research

Reply to Dr Javed
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - November 13, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Improving Care for Opioid Use Disorders: The Need to Redefine Treatment Capacity
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - November 13, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Reply to Dr Marks, et al
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - November 13, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Demonstrate Clear Benefit for Patients With Invasive Infections
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - November 13, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Long-term Buprenorphine Treatment for Loperamide Use Disorder: A Case Series
Current data suggest that the opioid epidemic represents a worsening problem in the United States. However, prescribing rates of opioids have been steadily declining, suggesting that alternative opioids are becoming a major contributor to this crisis. One medication that has shown an increase in nonmedical use is loperamide. Loperamide is a peripheral mu-opioid agonist that is intended to be used for diarrhea. However, when taken at high doses and/or in combination with P-glycoprotein inhibitors, it acts centrally by penetrating the blood-brain-barrier. Loperamide crossing the blood-brain-barrier results in similar central...
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - November 13, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

Altered Mental Status: A Case Report of Toxic Leukoencephalopathy Following Heroin Exposure
This report outlines a case of toxic leukoencephalopathy following heroin overdose that was treated with vitamin supplementation. (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - November 13, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

Rapid Micro-induction of Buprenorphine/Naloxone for Opioid Use Disorder in a Critically ill Intubated Patient: A Case Report
Conclusion: This case illustrates a new method for starting buprenorphine/naloxone in a critically ill intubated patient, where buprenorphine/naloxone was never a consideration in this specific patient population. Scientific Significance: This method can be used to minimize barriers to opioid agonist therapy in intubated patients (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - November 13, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

An Acute Care Contingency Management Program for the Treatment of Stimulant Use Disorder: A Case Report
We present a case outlining the clinical care of a complex medical patient admitted with osteomyelitis, whose course in hospital changed significantly upon enrollment in a pilot contingency management program in an urban hospital in Canada. Discussion: This case illustrates how effective treatment programs can be adapted as needed for use in novel settings, especially where current options are inaccessible, inadequate, or ineffective. (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - November 13, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

Impact of COVID-19 Related Policy Changes on Buprenorphine Dispensing in Texas
Conclusions: Despite a 57% decline in ambulatory care utilization in the south-central US during March and April of 2020, health services utilization related to buprenorphine in Texas remained robust. Protecting access to buprenorphine as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold will require intensive efforts from clinicians and policy makers alike. While the presented results are promising, researchers must continue monitoring and exploring the clinical and humanistic impact of COVID-19 on the treatment of substance use disorders. (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - November 13, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Brief Reports Source Type: research

Naloxone Use by Emergency Medical Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A National Survey
Conclusions: These findings may provide insight into changes in opioid overdose mortality during this time and assist in future disaster planning. (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - November 13, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Brief Reports Source Type: research

Telehealth Capability Among Substance Use Disorder Treatment Facilities in Counties With High Versus Low COVID-19 Social Distancing
Conclusions: Relatively few substance use treatment facilities offered telehealth services at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Policymakers and public health officials should do more to support facilities in offering telehealth services. (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - November 13, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Brief Reports Source Type: research

Preferences for Tobacco Cessation Information and Support During Covid-19
Conclusions: The substantial levels of interest expressed in accessing various forms of cessation assistance within the next month suggest that Covid-19 may be increasing receptiveness to quitting. The strong interest in free, home-delivered NRT indicates that this may be a useful mechanism for facilitating quit attempts during the pandemic. (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - November 13, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Brief Reports Source Type: research

Immunity to Hepatitis B is Undetectable in the Majority of Adolescents and Young Adults Seeking Outpatient Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
Conclusions: Rates of immunity to hepatitis B were low in AYA seeking MOUD. It is important to immunize patients seeking MOUD for hepatitis B and follow up with checks for seroconversion. (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - November 13, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Brief Reports Source Type: research

Psychometric Properties of the Revised Clinical Institute Withdrawal Alcohol Assessment and the Brief Alcohol Withdrawal Scale in a Psychiatric Population
Conclusion: Both instruments performed similarly in assessing for mild to moderate ASW in a sample of patients with psychiatric illness. The BAWS took 65 seconds to administer—almost half as much time as the CIWA-Ar. (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - November 13, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Brief Reports Source Type: research

Inconsistent Addiction Treatment for Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery for Injection Drug Use-associated Infective Endocarditis
Conclusion: Addiction treatment was inconsistent for surgical IDU-IE patients. Comprehensive addiction treatment predicted drug rehabilitation attendance, and was protective against 24-month mortality. Implementing protocols for comprehensive perioperative addiction treatment in IDU-IE patients is of the utmost importance. (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - November 13, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Urinary Buprenorphine, Norbuprenorphine and Naloxone Concentrations and Ratios: Review and Potential Clinical Implications
Objectives: Treatment with medications for opioid use disorder such as buprenorphine improves patient morbidity and mortality as well as treatment adherence, an important component of patient care. Buprenorphine is combined with naloxone to reduce misuse; and, when taken sublingually, naloxone is poorly absorbed. Urine testing for buprenorphine is a common way to monitor adherence. Some patients who want to appear adherent may directly tamper with their urine by adding buprenorphine to their urine to allow for the detection without ingestion. Practitioners may rely upon the concentration of buprenorphine and the metabo...
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - November 13, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Substance Use Disorders in Recently Hospitalized Patients With Cirrhosis
Conclusions: Clinically-recognized SUD was common in recently hospitalized patients with cirrhosis and associated with at least 1 other hospitalization within a year. Establishment of addiction treatment was documented in only a minority of patients. Further research is needed to determine whether patients with cirrhosis and SUD experience unique barriers to addiction treatment and if integration of SUD care in hepatology settings may be beneficial. (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - November 13, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Can Prescription Drug Use Disorder Predict Suicidality in US Adults With Chronic Pain? A Pilot Study Based on Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiological Surveys
This study aimed to estimate the prevalence and correlates of suicidality and to determine its relation to PDUD, among US adults with a history of chronic pain. Methods: Data were obtained from the Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiology Surveys (2001–2003). This analysis was limited to respondents who had a history of chronic pain (N = 5301). Logistic regression was used to determine the association between suicidality and prescription drug use disorder among those populations. Results: Among study respondents, there was a strong positive association between PDUD and suicidal ideation and attempts (...
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - November 13, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Exercise Addiction Prevalence and Correlates in the Absence of Eating Disorder Symptomology: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Conclusions: EA is prevalent in the absence of indicated eating disorders across populations but varies depending on measurement tool. Further research is needed to explore EA without indicated eating disorders in different populations using homogenous measurement tools, further determine psychological correlates, and examine which measures of EA without indicated eating disorders predict poor health outcomes. (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - November 13, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Medical Student Spirituality and Substance Use
Conclusions: Self-reported spirituality appears to be associated with decreased risk of substance use in medical school. Future studies should examine this relation in greater depth. (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - November 13, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Factors Affecting Changes of Cluster of Differentiation 4 Cell Counts Among Human Immunodeficiency Virus-positive People Who Inject Heroin and Receive Methadone Maintenance Treatment
Conclusions: The study showed better adherence to MMT was associated with better preserved immune functions. The negative impact of duration of MMT on CD4 cell counts may be ameliorated by improving the attendance rate, initiation of MMT earlier when the baseline CD4 cell count is still relatively high and by the other beneficial effects of MMT, such as healthier lifestyles with reduced use of short-acting opioids. (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - November 13, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use Disorders in a Specialized Primary Care Practice: A Randomized Feasibility Trial to Address the RT Component of SBIRT
Conclusions: This study demonstrates feasibility of implementing technology-based treatments in primary care settings to address weak follow-through with the referral component of SBIRT. The overall positive outcomes in this specialized, integrated treatment setting may have undercut the ability to demonstrate differential effects on substance use; results suggest evaluation in less specialized primary care settings is warranted. Trial Registration: clinicaltrials.gov NCT03013478 (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - November 13, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Do Sex Differences Among Adults With Opioid Use Disorder Reflect Sex-specific Vulnerabilities? A Study of Behavioral Health Comorbidities, Pain, and Quality of Life
Conclusions: Although sex differences are not specific to OUD, concurrent disorders are not uncommon among women, as well as men, with OUD. There is a need to treat concurrent behavioral health conditions from a multimorbidity perspective in the treatment of OUD in both sexes. (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - November 13, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

“You’re Always Jumping Through Hoops”: Journey Mapping the Care Experiences of Individuals With Opioid Use Disorder-associated Endocarditis
Conclusions: Journey mapping is a novel, patient-centered approach to capturing the care experiences and trajectories of a patient population experiencing significant stigma, who engage with the healthcare system in unexpected and fragmented ways. For individuals with OUD-associated endocarditis, we identified critical moments to support and engage patients to prevent return to drug use and rehospitalization. (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - November 13, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

The Association of Loneliness and Non-prescribed Opioid Use in Patients With Opioid Use Disorder
Conclusions: Among the individuals being treated with buprenorphine for OUD, loneliness may be a risk factor for the use of non-prescribed opioids or treatment failure. (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - November 13, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Physician Communication in Injectable Opioid Agonist Treatment: Collecting Patient Ratings With the Communication Assessment Tool
Conclusions: In physician interactions with patients with opioid use disorder, there is a critical need to address comorbid physical health problems and account for patient medication preferences. Practice Implications: Findings reinforce the role physicians can play in communicating with patients about their comorbid conditions and about medication preferences. In the patient-physician interaction efforts to meet patients’ evolving treatment needs and preferences can be made by offering patients access to all available evidence-based treatments. (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - November 13, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Opioid-Related Disparities in Sexual Minority Youth, 2017
Conclusions: We demonstrated preliminary evidence sexual minority youth have significant opioid-related health disparities with greater odds of lifetime prescription opioid misuse and heroin use. As early exposure to opioids is associated with greater risk for developing an opioid use disorder and increased opioid-morbidity and mortality, it is critical that providers recognize and incorporate the unique needs for sexual minority youth into traditional treatment and prevention models. (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - November 13, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Daily Cannabis Use During Pregnancy and Postpartum in a State With Legalized Recreational Cannabis
Conclusions: In a state with legalized recreational cannabis, pregnant and postpartum women reported continuing daily cannabis use during pregnancy to take care of themselves and their baby. It is crucial for healthcare providers to follow national guidelines and explain risks of cannabis use during pregnancy and postpartum, while also managing expectations based on patient history. A harm reduction approach to decrease cannabis use is vital to help pregnant women who are using cannabis for health management to continuously evaluate their use during pregnancy and postpartum. (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - November 13, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Impact of Prenatal Exposure to Opioids, Cocaine, and Cannabis on Eye Disorders in Children
Conclusions: Prenatal substance exposure is significantly associated with future hospitalizations for eye disorders in childhood. Efforts to minimize substance use in women of reproductive age are needed in light of the current opioid epidemic. (Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine)
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - November 13, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Digital Clinical Trials for Substance Use Disorders in the Age of Covid-19
As a result of the coronavirus 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, clinical research for substance use disorders (SUDs) has been impeded due to widespread stay-at-home mandates limiting the operations of “non-essential” work. Although appropriate to proceed with an abundance of caution to prevent viral spread, there will be detrimental consequences for patients with SUDs if clinical trials research cannot adapt and continue uninterrupted. The field of digital health has strong evidence for its feasibility and effectiveness and offers tools that can facilitate the continuation of SUD clinical trials research remotely in a...
Source: Journal of Addiction Medicine - November 13, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Review Source Type: research