9 posts categorized "SUDI"


Philly.com: Sensitivity needed if city wants positive results from banning nicotine in drug rehabs | Opinion

Robert Ashford, a recovery scientist at the USciences Substance Use Disorders Institute, wrote an op-ed on Philadelphia banning tobacco use at mental health facilities, including city-funded inpatient substance use disorder programs. The piece was published in the Inquirer and on Philly.com.


Various Publications: Battling Opioids to Host "Hope for the Holidays: Families, Opioids and Recovery" Twitter Chat

The Substance Use Disorders Institute will participate in an upcoming Twitter discussion Dec. 13 on addiction called “Hope for the Holidays: Families, Opioids and Recovery.” The event was previewed by many publications including Punxsutawney Spirit. The event is hosted by Battling Opioids, a multimedia effort to connect residents to state and local opioid prevention and treatment resources.


WHYY: With $1M state grant, Temple to address need for addiction meds in Philadelphia

Temple University’s health system will use a $1 million grant from the state of Pennsylvania to expand access to state-of-the-art addiction treatment under a program that aims to make it easier to get medications such as buprenorphine — also known under the brand name Suboxone, WHYY reported. Gail Groves Scott, manager of the Substance Use Disorders Institute at University of the Sciences, said Temple’s grant would help fill an unmet need for buprenorphine treatment in Philadelphia.  


WHYY: USciences event considers marijuana as ‘condom of the opioid crisis’

USciences hosted Making the Connections program last night featuring a conversation about medical cannabis and its impact on opioid use. WHYY covered the event, interviewing Gail Groves Scott, manager of USciences’ Substance Use Disorders Institute about the issue.  

A web story went more in-depth about the discussion:
"The speakers talked about recent research suggesting that the availability of medical cannabis may help reduce opioid misuse and overdose deaths. The event also explored potential uses of marijuana in harm reduction and addiction treatment, as a safer substitute for drugs such as heroin or prescription painkillers.  


NBC 10: Medical Marijuana Gets Green Light to Expand in Pennsylvania

The next phase of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program includes permits for so-called clinical registrants including accredited hospitals and medical schools who want to conduct research on marijuana. Thomas Jefferson University has applied for the permit, NBC 10 reported. Penn Medicine, Drexel University and the University of the Sciences are all interested in pursuing research options

The Daily Pennsylvanian also reported on the new permits. 


Cannabis Learn Conference and Expo to Debut in Philadelphia as the Largest Gathering of Universities and Researchers in the Study of Marijuana and Hemp

Over 50 of the industry's most knowledgeable professionals will present at Cannabis Learn, along with top universities including Thomas Jefferson University, University of Colorado, Temple University, University of New Mexico, University of Florida, University of Virginia, and University of the Sciences amongst others. Presentations will include sessions on: cannabis reversing the opioid epidemic, cannabis for HIV/AIDS patients, synthetic cannabinoids, pain management, pharmacological advances, and the establishment of centers of excellence.  


WHYY: Independence Blue Cross joins health insurers ending co-pays for naloxone

Stigma and other factors can make naloxone harder to get than it sounds, Gail Groves Scott, who runs the Substance Use Disorders Institute at University of the Sciences, told WHYY.

“People are afraid sometimes to ask for it — so the cost is not the only barrier,” Scott said. “When people do ask for it, sometimes the pharmacies just haven’t been stocking it. Or the pharmacies aren’t always sure how to process the standing order or to process the reimbursement.”

Listen to the full WHYY story


Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Weekly: Pennsylvania streamlines methadone and buprenorphine treatment

Gail Groves Scott, manager of the Substance Use Disorders Institute at USciences, was quoted in Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Weekly in an article about Gov. Tom Wolf’s statewide disaster declaration for the opioid crisis.


LNP: Lancaster County reacts to governor’s declaration of ‘state of emergency’ in fight against heroin, opioid overdoses

Gail Groves Scott, manager of USciences’ Substance Use Disorders Institute, was quoted in an LNP story about yesterday’s statewide disaster declaration signed by Gov. Tom Wolf providing additional resources for the opioid and heroin crisis in Pennsylvania. Scott, a Lancaster Township resident, called Wolf’s declaration “a disappointment to those who were hoping it would bring real change.” The story was also picked up and republished by Express Newsline.