Alan A Wartenberg

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Intravenous drug users (IVDUs) are increasingly encountered in the medical arena, on both an inpatient and an outpatient basis, in large part because of complications related to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Clinicians must work to overcome long-standing antipathy towards this population in order to provide appropriate care, as well as to develop(More)
This study evaluated a staff training program on alcohol detoxification. Training consisted of didactic presentations on the pathophysiology of alcohol withdrawal syndrome and information on use of the Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment for Alcohol (CIWA-A). Treatment course was assessed on 100 patients admitted before or after the training. Whereas(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Concern about diversion of buprenorphine/naloxone (B/N) in the United States may affect prescribing patterns and policy decisions. This study examines addiction treatment clinician beliefs and attitudes regarding B/N diversion. METHODS Participants (n = 369) completed a 34-item survey in 2010 during two national symposia on(More)
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