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Smithers Center at Columbia University Irving Medical Center provides evidence-based care to individuals seeking treatment for substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions.
In a Phase 2a clinical trial, Columbia researchers found that the drug AEFO117 significantly reduced the effects of cannabis in daily cannabis smokers.
A Columbia study finds that adolescents who use cannabis recreationally are two to four times as likely to develop psychiatric disorders then teens who don’t use cannabis at all.
Source:MedscapeDecember 15, 2020
"[Buprenorphine] is a tremendously powerful medication, saves many lives and prevents overdose, but there is a risk of misuse and diversion, albeit pretty low," says Dr. Francis Levin.
Source:HealthlineDecember 1, 2020
“I honestly find that most Americans do not think that cannabis can produce dependence, and so I think that’s the first step, knowing that there’s that potential,” says Margaret Haney, PhD
- November 16, 2020
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded $32 million to the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry to address opioid use disorders and stimulant use disorders.
- November 13, 2020
This year’s Eric D. Hadar Distinguished Lecture will take place on November 18th, 2020 with Dr. Dorothy Hatsukami, who will present, “Tobacco Harm Reduction: Controversies and a Path Forward.”
- June 3, 2020
“More than any other provider group, primary care providers offer greater potential for expanding access to buprenorphine treatment,” says Dr. Mark Olfson.
Source:MedscapeMay 18, 2020
We are currently dealing with the "triple trouble" of a pandemic, unemployment, and diminished personal and community supports writes Dr. Lloyd Sederer.
- March 6, 2020
Dr. Edward V. Nunes will serve as one of the directors of Columbia's Center for Healing of Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders-Enhancing Intervention, Development and Implementation (CHOSEN).
Source:US News & World ReportMarch 2, 2020
"There is a misperception that marijuana is benign," said Dr. Frances Levin.
Source:USA TodayFebruary 18, 2020
"The mixed stimulant-opioid addiction is a different one. We do not have a strategy to treat it, and many programs will be taken by surprise,” said Dr. Adam Bisaga.