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    New and Noteworthy Publication

    "Risk facotrs for drug dependence among out-patients on opioid therapy in a large US health-care system." Boscarino, JA., et. al.  Addiction 105, 1776-1782. 

    This comprehensive survey of electronic health records in a large health care system elucidated important risk factors for the development of drug dependence in outpatients prescribed opioids. Important risk factors include : age<65, opioid abuse history, high dependence severity, major depression, and psychotropic medication prescription.  The presence of a number of factors in an individual raises the risk of drug dependence substantially.

    Addiction Medicine Education & Science


    American Society of Addiction Medicine 2019 Conference

    Don’t miss this special 50th Anniversary of the ASAM Annual Conference! The ASAM Annual Conference is the nation’s premiere event showcasing best practices and the latest science, research, and innovations in addiction medicine. Do you want to learn more? This 50th Annual Conference will offer more high-quality education, more posters, more awards, more fun activities, and more pre-conference offerings. There will also be a 50th Annual Conference special celebration – the Fun, Fab, and Fifty Shindig party on Saturday night! Join over 2,300 colleagues in Orlando for these incredible experiences!

    Dates: April 4, 2019 - April 7, 2019
    Location: Orlando, FL

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