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TRI Founder Dr. A. Thomas McLellan Receives Lifetime Science Award

On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, Dr. A. Thomas McLellan, TRI Founder and Board Chair, was presented with the first jointly sponsored NIAAA–NIDA Lifetime Science Award. As part of the Joint CRAN Advisory Council Meeting, the award was presented by Dr. George Koob, NIAAA Director, and Dr. Nora Volkow, NIDA Director, in recognition of Dr. McLellan’s contribution to the…
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TRI April Newsletter

TRI Approved for $13 Million Research Funding Award by the U.S. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute The Treatment Research Institute (TRI) has been approved for a five-year, $13 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study patient-centered care for opioid use disorders (OUD) in Federally Qualified Health Centers. In response to the…
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General health clinics, specialty care will go head-to-head in opioid treatment study

A $13 million research trial that will be conducted with 800 individuals in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., will seek to determine whether opioid-dependent patients can receive comprehensive and effective care in the same system that fueled their illness: general healthcare. A funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to the Treatment Research Institute…
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Treatment Research Institute Approved for $13 Million Research Funding Award by the U.S. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

The Treatment Research Institute (TRI) has been approved for a five-year, $13 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study patient-centered care for opioid use disorders (OUD) in Federally Qualified Health Centers. In response to the U.S. opioid epidemic, TRI has designed a holistic, flexible and patient-centered approach to treating opioid…
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TRI March Newsletter

Stay Connected! Sign up to receive TRI’s monthly eNewsletter here. Integrating Medication Assisted Treatment Best Practices into Drug Courts Effective utilization of medication assisted treatments (MAT) for opioid use disorder has been shown to significantly improve clinical and criminal justice outcomes. As drug courts across the country begin to integrate MAT into their practices as…
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Discussing the Concept of Marijuana as a Solution to the Opioid Epidemic

Heroin and other opioids – highly effective painkillers that include oxycodone, hydrocodone and fentanyl – have been consuming the small, high desert communities in the Southwest. The state of New Mexico has introduced harm-reduction efforts – like syringe exchange services, overdose training and the distribution of naloxone, an injection that can reverse the effects of…
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TRI Contributes to Conversation About Treating Opioid Addiction with Marijuana

Thomas McLellan, founder of the not-for-profit Treatment Research Institute, who served for a year as deputy drug czar under the Obama administration, calls the use of marijuana for opioid addiction a “wacky idea”. “Marijuana has exactly no role in the treatment of any mental illness,” he says, “especially substance-use disorders.” Research has shown that those…
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TRI Endorses Recommendations to Strengthen Access to Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Care

As lawmakers consider health reform legislation, TRI signed on to support comprehensive recommendations issued by the Coalition for Whole Health, which brings together leading national organizations from the mental health (MH) and substance use disorder (SUD) fields. The recommendations urged policymakers to ensure that our nation’s system of health care and coverage includes the following…
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TRI February Newsletter

Mobile app gives clients individualized recovery care As treatment providers rethink their roles in supporting continuous, ongoing addiction care, they need the tools to support this shift into practice. One way to promote continuous care is for clinicians to systematically monitor progress and respond therapeutically. This includes monitoring clients to help guide treatment, review progress,…
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