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Syringe Services Struggling to Provide Care Amid COVID-19

Syringe Services Struggling to Provide Care Amid COVID-19

Americans who struggle with drug addiction have been using syringe services programs (SSPs) for decades – not only to exchange used needles for clean ones but also as a first step towards treatment. Avoiding reusing needles reduces the risk of contracting infectious...

Substance Use Disorders Linked to COVID-19 Susceptibility

Substance Use Disorders Linked to COVID-19 Susceptibility

People with substance use disorders (SUDs) are more susceptible to COVID-19 and its complications, according to a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health. The research suggests that health care providers should closely monitor patients with SUDs and...

NC Medical Board Launches MedBoard Matters Podcast

NC Medical Board Launches MedBoard Matters Podcast

The North Carolina Medical Board has announced the launch of their podcast, MedBoard Matters. The podcast will highlight the important issues in medicine and medical regulation. The goal is to present compelling content in an easy-to-digest and enjoyable format. The...

New Resource: Post-Overdose Response Team (PORT) Toolkit

New Resource: Post-Overdose Response Team (PORT) Toolkit

The Injury and Violence Prevention Branch of the NC Division of Public Health has developed a Post-Overdose Response (PORT) Tooklit as a resource for communities who are interested in creating a post-overdose response team in their jurisdiction. A post-overdose...

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Addiction Medicine Spring and Fall Conferences provide up-to-date substance use related education, applicable across general medical as well as addiction specialty practices.