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03/22/2023

William C. Torrey, MD, Named Chair of the Department of Psychiatry

Article Excerpt: William C. (Will) Torrey, MD, has been named chair of the Department of Psychiatry for Dartmouth Health and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, a role he has held on an interim basis since 2020. This appointment comes in the midst of a national and regional mental health and addiction care crisis. Torrey’s wide-ranging experience in addressing psychiatric population health needs through advocacy, clinical programming, educational initiatives, and research combined with his drive for improvement will advance Dartmouth Health and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth’s positions as leaders in education, care delivery, and research in the field of psychiatry.

Full Article: https://tinyurl.com/3ahypm32

Article Source: Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine News

Digital Health Tech: A Solution to Substance Use Disorders?

Article Excerpt: Healthcare is turning towards tech to develop effective therapies for substance use disorders
While there are several well-established pharmaceutical treatment options available for smoking cessation, and for opioid and alcohol use disorders, there is still a high demand for more effective therapies. According to GlobalData’s Medical Device Pipeline Analytics, there are 61 products in development for treating substance abuse disorders classed as healthcare IT.

Full Article: https://tinyurl.com/3unbwpmh

Article Source: Medical Device Network

03/06/2023

Opioid Prescription Decision Tool May Be Feasible Option to Curb Overprescribing

Article Excerpt: A new report shows that an app designed to help clinicians make better opioid-prescribing decisions following surgery can be a useful tool, although not all clinicians said they would continue using it. The study, published in BMJ Open, highlights one potential strategy to help curb the overprescription of opioids, which is believed to be a major factor in the current epidemic of opioid addiction in the United States. The study investigators said persistent postsurgical opioid use is a common problem that occurs in about 6% of opioid-naive patients who are given the drugs. In about 15% of cases, patients are discharged with opioid prescriptions that are inconsistent with their opioid usage while in the hospital.

Full Article: https://tinyurl.com/yhxbwnc2

Article Source: AJMC

02/07/2023

AI and Genetics Could Help Doctors Treat Alcohol Addiction, Research Shows

Article Excerpt: Imagine a patient has been diagnosed with alcohol use disorder, and their health care provider is reviewing medication options to help them curb their drinking. The provider asks the patient some basic questions, like alcohol cravings and stress levels, and collects a blood sample for genetic testing. A computer model uses this information to determine which medication would most likely support the patient with managing their alcohol use. With the help of the model, the provider gives a medication recommendation that is the best fit for their patient.

Full Article: https://tinyurl.com/58msbx3c

Article Source: Medical Xpress

02/01/2023

‘There’s a Sense of Urgency’: How Wearables Could Reshape Addiction Treatment

Article Excerpt: Wearables offer addiction treatment providers tantalizing opportunities to improve care outcomes. Increasingly sophisticated devices are now available at affordable price points. Effortless data collection opens the door to more objectivity in a highly subjective field. But there’s a serious problem. Researchers and practitioners still need to figure out what to do with the mountains of data that wearables could produce.

Full Article: https://tinyurl.com/5n968229

Article Source: Behavioral Health Business

01/09/2023

New mHealth Intervention Aims to Curb Smoking Among Black HIV Patients

Article Excerpt: Following a $1.3 million grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, Lorra Garey, a researcher from the University of Houston RESTORE Lab, plans to lead a research project to assess the impact of an mHealth application to mitigate smoking among Black people with HIV. HIV, a virus that attacks the body’s immune system, affects a large portion of the worldwide population. According to the World Health Organization, it has led to 40 million deaths globally. In addition, the US Department of Veterans Affairs noted that about 20 percent of US citizens with HIV are not aware that they have it, according to the press release.

Full Article: https://tinyurl.com/456cr8fh

Article Source: mHealthIntelligence

12/12/2022

Quit Genius Reports Promising Data in Pilot Study of Integrated Digital Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) Treatment

Article Excerpt: Quit Genius, the world’s first digital clinic for treating multiple substance addictions, today announced results from a pilot study of integrated alcohol use disorder (AUD) treatment. The study, one of the most promising of its kind to date, shows the potential for combined behavioral health and medication management delivered via telehealth to dramatically improve outcomes and boost access to quality substance use care. A fully powered randomized controlled trial (RCT) building on the initial success of the pilot investigation is now underway.

Full Articlehttps://tinyurl.com/4b4ywt2h

Article Source: Street Insider

11/14/2022

Dependence & Measurement w/ Dr. Alan Budney

Article Excerpt: Dr. Alan Budney joins Marcel and Erica on this episode of The CannaPod. Dr. Budney is a professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and serves as Director of the Treatment Development & Evaluation Core of Dartmouth’s Center for Technology and Behavioral Health.

Full Article: https://tinyurl.com/2w77c57n

Article Source: CannaPod Podcast

11/07/2022

Women in Business 2022 – Lynn E. Fiellin

Article Excerpt: Lynn Fiellin’s community-based program, the play2PREVENT Lab at Yale, focuses on building and testing videogame interventions targeting the most critical health outcomes impacting teens including mental health, addiction and sexual health. She has built sustained relationships with stakeholders, bridging an important gap in providing evidence-based youth health interventions. She has carried these accomplishments with her to her company Playbl with the goal of getting these videogames into the hands of as many kids as possible.

Full Article: https://tinyurl.com/y3y3ku2f

Article Source: New Haven Biz