4382.0 New Research in Addiction Treatment

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
This session looks at new research on several aspects of substance abuse. First, information about substance use disorders among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) is needed to identify possible health disparities within AAPI groups and to better address the treatment needs of this growing community. Second, approximately 20% of incarcerated individuals have a history of opiate use in the US. Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) is highly effective treatment for opioid addiction and the most utilized treatment nationally. Methadone treatment while incarcerated was evaluated. Third, there has been increasing attention to the problem of tobacco addiction in individuals in substance abuse treatment and recovery, as these individuals experience smoking rates much higher than the general population, and as a consequence suffer dramatically more associated tobacco-related disease. Fourth, SAFE-T, a CSAT-funded street-outreach program in Central New York, provides educational information on HIV, Hepatitis, and substance abuse, as well as rapid HIV testing to the community. Information on substance abuse services, rapid referrals to an appropriate level of care/service and transportation are provided to clients based on their needs and requests.
Session Objectives: Discuss current research in effective addiction treatment practice. Compare a variety of addiction treatment methodologies and techniques.
Sean J. Haley, PhD, MPH

Provider Perspectives Regarding Barriers to Substance Treatment Entry among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Kim Hoffman, PhD, Carmen L. Masson, PhD, Michael Shopshire, PHD, Soma Sen, PhD, Nicholas Hengl, BA and Martin Y. Iguchi, PhD
Maintaining methadone treatment during short-term incarceration
Michelle McKenzie, MPH, Nickolas Zaller, PhD and Josiah Rich, MD, MPH

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
Endorsed by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)