Center on Addiction and the Addiction Institute of Mount Sinai are pleased to announce the addition of three new team members in support of a strategic alliance formed between the organizations.
Dr. Herbert D. Kleber was one of the most influential figures in transforming how the nation addresses addiction. One year after his passing, at the age of 84, we honor his memory by retracing his life and career, from an aspiring psychologist to a founder of The Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (now Center on Addiction) and beyond.
Today we honor Dr. Herbert D. Kleber by sharing thoughts and memories from four colleagues who had the privilege of working with him.
Our Director of Adolescent and Family Research, Aaron Hogue Ph.D., spoke at a public workshop hosted by the Forum for Children’s Well-Being, which took place earlier this month in Washington, DC.
The next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is taking place this Saturday, April 27, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., where collection sites across the country will take back unused medications – no questions asked.
We are thrilled to announce Center on Addiction | Partnership for Drug-Free Kids has been selected as an official charity partner of the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon!
It’s not an opioid but this pain medication has recently been linked with a significant percentage of drug-related deaths in Louisville, Kentucky. The Courier Journal reported that in 2016, gabapentin, also known as Neurontin, Gralise or Horizant, was present in nearly one-fourth of fatal overdoses within the commonwealth’s largest city.
While previously taboo within the U.S., the idea of opening supervised injection facilities is currently gaining traction in numerous cities across the country. In light of Seattle, San Francisco, Denver, Ithaca, Philadelphia and New York each announcing its intention to consider establishing legally sanctioned, medically supervised settings where people can inject previously obtained drugs (such as heroin and other opioids), we asked our followers, “would you welcome a supervised injection facility in your community?”
First developed thousands of years ago, the traditional Chinese medicine technique acupuncture is still employed around the world today to help people suffering from various ailments like back pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and post-operative nausea. One specific type of acupuncture is even being used to treat what many consider among our nation’s biggest health problems: addiction.
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