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21 Apr 2015

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10 Apr 2015

AMS of Delaware,LLC address update

IMPORTANT NOTICE

AMS OF DELAWARE address has changed to:

 20576 Coastal Highway, Suite 101

 Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Treatment program address was changed as result of Sussex County 911 Addressing and GIS services however physical location remains in the same building just off exit 1B past the canal bridge by the Rehoboth beach water tower.

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8 Apr 2015

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8 Apr 2015

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18 Mar 2015

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25 Feb 2015

SAMHSA Bans Drug Court Grantees from Ordering Participants off MAT

justice-scales“A grant announcement issued by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) last month to fund drug courts contains an important new condition: drug courts funded by the grants would no longer be allowed to tell offenders to stop taking medications to treat opioid use disorders. Many drug court judges have opposed methadone or buprenorphine and required participants to stop taking them. Drug courts prefer either abstinence or Vivitrol.

From the SAMHSA Request for Applications (RFA): “Under no circumstances may a drug court judge, other judicial official, correctional supervision officer, or any other staff connected to the identified drug court deny the use of these medications when made available to the client under the care of a properly authorized physician and pursuant to a valid prescription and under the conditions described above.”

The grant language refers to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and includes methadone, buprenorphine, oral naltrexone, Vivitrol (injectable 30-day naltrexone) and other medications.”

Read more at: http://www.alcoholismdrugabuseweekly.com/Article-Detail/samhsa-bans-drug-court-grantees-from-ordering-participants-off-mat.aspx

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24 Feb 2015

Addiction Medical Solutions to begin offering Vivitrol as Treatment Alternative

AMS continues to evolve as treatment evolves as the company prepares to offer Vivitrol injections and counseling support services for its patients and from referrals from other medical providers.  Contact facility for further information and/or visit www.alkermes.com for additional information, commonly asked questions to determine if Vivitrol is right for you
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6 Feb 2015

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16 Jan 2015

AMS news interview with WRDE Coast TV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bK9fSisfZbw 

 Posted: Jan 16, 2015 6:02 PM
By Charles Watson

(Sussex County, Del.) - Law enforcement in at least three northeast states are warning people against what they say are tainted brands of heroin. There have already been 6 deaths in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey. With Delaware being so close -- police worry the bad heroin could end up here.

Heroin is a drug that's cheap and easy for many to get their hands on.

And it's plagued Delaware over the last few years.

"Heroin hi-jacks the brain," said Erin Fox.

According to a report by "The Trust for America's Health" the first state had the 10th highest drug overdose mortality rate in the nation in 2013.

That's means about 17 people out of every 100,000 will suffer from a drug-related overdose.

Erin Fox from Addiction Medical Solutions in Rehoboth Beach says it literally changes who people are.

"After that first, second, third high it kind of takes over their thinking, she explained. "It becomes central."

Now a new batch out, police say, is tainted and dangerous.

Law enforcement are warning people to watch out for heroin labeled "Power Hour", "Taliban" or "Strike Dead." officials say it's really potent stuff cut with unknown chemicals. And some batches are resistant to Narcan (Naloxone) -- which is a drug used to save people from overdosing.

"It's extremely important because so many lives are saved with Narcan. If there's no way to reverse an overdose then I think the number of overdose deaths we see in a year are going to raise," said Fox.

Delaware is one of about two dozen states that allow people to easily get their hands on Narcan. All you have to do is take a training course from the state department of health and social services.

But fox says the best solution to keep people alive is treatment.

"Access to care is extremely important."

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2 Jan 2015

Increasing Awareness for the use of Nalaxone/Narcon for Emergency Reponders

Attached is WBOC news interview with Ocean View PD which are the first emergency responders in Delaware to order doses of Naloxone for Officers in attempt to reduce drug overdose.  AMS of Delaware, Assistant Director, Kaci Madison interviewed on benefits availability of Naloxone in the prevention of opiate overdose.  Interview increasing the awareness for Nationwide availability and training for first responders to combat Opiate Addiction.  For additional information, see referral links below under SAMSHA.gov, DHSS.State.DE.US and NIDA

http://www.wboc.com/category/174346/main-wboc-video-player?clipId=11000088&autostart=true

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