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OVN E-Newsletter May 2011


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Quarterly newsletter of the Ohio Valley Node (OVN) of the NIDA CTN

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OVN E-Newsletter May 2011

  1. 1. OVN Quarterly Newsletter MAY 2011 Ohio Valley Node Community Treatment Quarterly Newsletter Programs Dissemination Briefs: NIDA • CTN-052, an OVN concept, has CTN been accepted for protocol devel- opment to investigate buspirone for relapse prevention in cocaine- dependent persons •REDCap is an online survey and database tool available through REDCap Consortium institutional partners •You have until June 9th to submit 15 States comments on SAMHSAs pro- 23 Programs posed changes to block grants •Community & educator resource for primary prevention of prescrip- tion opiate abuseOVN CTN Upcoming Events & Presentations:•Community presentation on drug abuse outcomes & evidence-based •New website helps addiction treatment providers implementteatment for opiate dependence on May 13th in Jackson, Ohio motivational incentives•Buprenorphine “Half & Half” Training for Physicians (PCSS-B Train- on July 8th at The Counseling Center, Portsmouth, Ohio •FDA is requiring a risk reduction strategy, such as doctor training &•Buprenorphine “Half & Half” Training for Physicians (PCSS-B Train- patient education, for prescriptioning) & Great Lakes ATTC Multidisciplinary Addiction Professional train- opioids Septmeber 22nd at the University of Cincinnati Reading Campus •DEA issues emergency ban on 5•Panel presentation at the bi-annual South Dakota substance provider chemicals found in "fake pot" (AKA K2, Spice, Blaze)conference on September 28th on Medication Assisted Treatment in- presentations from Anne Helene Skinstad, Brenda Boetel, •A First in Sub-Saharan Africa:Frankie Kropp, Erin Winstanley & Gene Somoza Methadone Maintenance Program OVN CTPs•The OVN CTP, the University of Cincinnati Emergency Department, for Current OVN StudiesCTN-0047 has been at 100% recruitment since the study began & has • CTN-0037 STRIDEhad a retention rate of 92.5% • CTN-0044 Web-based Therapy •Martha & Rachel from Midtown have been do- • CTN-0044-A2 Web-based ing a fantastic job conducting follow-up inter- Therapy with Native Ameri- views with subjects for CTN-0044 & are nearly cans flawless in their data entry • CTN-0046 S-CAST • CTN-0047 SMART-EDTwitter: AODtxWorks Facebook: Ohio Valley Node of NIDA CTN
  2. 2. OVN Quarterly Newsletter MAY 2011 CTN Data Share Dissemination Briefs:Data from the NIDA CTN is available for secondary data analy-sis at The data has been de- •SAMHSAs States in Brief pro- vides substance abuse prevalenceidenitified and there are currently 23 studies availble for down- and treatment data at the state-load. level •54% of those seeking treatment for inhalant abuse are over 18New at the NIDA CTN Dissemination Library ..... years old •WSJ article provides a nice ex- planation of how vaccines may1) Open Access Article from the NIDA CTN on gender, racial, & prevent tobacco & cocaine use ethnic differences among persons seeking opioid detoxifica- tion •80% of the prescription painkill- ers in the world are taken by2) Therapeutic Alliance in Relation to Substance Abuse Out- Americans comes •Information from Ohios Opiate Epidemic Summit is on available online •Almost 11,000 people wereIn April 2011, the Obama Administration released a killed in crashes involving im-report entitled “Epidemic: Responding to America’s paired drivers, nearly 1/3 of all traffic deathsPrescription Drug Abuse Crisis” which includes four ac- items: •Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of disease, dis- ability, & death in the US 1. Education. A crucial first step in tackling the problem of pre- scription drug abuse is to educate parents, youth, and patients •50% of persons in the criminal about the dangers of abusing prescription drugs while requir- justice system meet criteria for ing prescribers to receive education on the appropriate and drug abuse or dependence safe use, and proper storage and disposal of prescription •85-90% of persons with SUD seek tx outside of the specialty drugs. addiction tx system 2. Monitoring. Implement prescription drug monitoring programs •New SAMHSA RFA -Services (PDMPs) in every state, and enhance PDMPs to make sure they Grant Program for Residential can share data across states and are used by healthcare pro- Treatment for Pregnant and Post- viders. partum Women 3. Proper Medication Disposal. Develop convenient and environ- mentally responsible prescription drug disposal programs to help decrease the supply of unused prescription drugs in the home. 4. Enforcement. Provide law enforcement with the tools necessary Personal Notes to eliminate improper prescribing practices and stop "doctor •Congratulations to Maurine shoppers" or drug-seeking behavior. (Oraw) Liklleskov on her new family member, baby MisaThe full report is available at Part of this Akomo born April 19thplan includes the FDA requiring Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strat-egy (REMS) for all long-acting opioid medications. For more informa- •Wishing Brenda Boetel & hertion on REMS, see the Dissemination Briefs on the first page. new husband a lifetime of love & good healthTwitter: AODtxWorks Facebook: Ohio Valley Node of NIDA CTN