Patient Education
& STUDENT AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION RESOURCES
2009 GW SPHHS "Topics" course - Substance Abuse: Prevention, Intervention & Public Health /  WebLink

2Create Blog by Dr. Alan Trachtenberg (http://2createyourmd.blogspot.com/) /  WebLink

Newest Items
I've just discovered my cousin Stanly Glogover's autobiographical website, including our family's experience at Auschwitz (http://www.survivinghitler.com/) /  WebLink

Visiting A Mother's Grave at Auschwitz, by Stanley Glogover (http://www.jstandard.com/index.php/content/item/visiting_a_mothers_grave_at_auschwitz/6513#) /  WebLink

Visiting A Mother's Grave at Auschwitz /  Stanley Glogover (local pdf)

Institute for Objective Measurement (http://www.rasch.org/) Objective measurement is the repetition of a unit amount that maintains its size, within an allowable range of error, no matter which instrument... /  WebLink

Online Readings in Psychology and Culture, a unique free textbook and website, consisting of short chapters relating to many aspects of the interface (http://www.ac.wwu.edu/~culture/contents_complete.htm) /  WebLink

Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention: Evidence and Implications: A White Paper from SAMHSA (http://www.samhsa.gov//matrix2/508SuicidePreventionpaperfinal.pdf) /  WebLink

Leaked documents, including Congressional Research Service Comprehensive collection (http://www.wikileaks.org/) /  WebLink

Policy Data Tool (http://www.policyagendas.org/) /  WebLink

?Know Your Rights? ? Legal Rights of People with Alcohol and Drug Histories and Criminal Records-from the Legal Action Center (LAC) (http://lac.org/index.php/lac/149) /  WebLink

NIDA Information for Medical and Health Professionals - Screening Tools (http://drugabuse.gov/nidamed/screening/) /  WebLink

Children Living with Substance-Dependent or Substance-Abusing Parents: 2002 to 2007 (http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k9/SAparents/SAparents.cfm) /  WebLink

Teen Pregnancy & Related Data by State (http://www.thenationalcampaign.org/state-data/state-profile.aspx?state=maryland) /  WebLink

Resources from Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol Problems, a project of the GWU Center for Integrated Behavioral Health Policy (http://www.ensuringsolutions.org/resources/resources_show.htm?doc_id=335590) /  WebLink

SUPPORTIVE HOUSING: The Most Effective and Integrated Housing for People with Mental Disabilities (http://www.bazelon.org/pdf/Supportive_Housing3-09.pdf) /  WebLink

Human Rights Abuses in the Name of Drug Treatment: Reports From the Field (www.soros.org/initiatives/health/focus/ihrd/articles_publications/publications/treatmentabuse_20090318/treatmentabuse_20090309.pdf) /  WebLink

Mental Health, Resilience and Inequalities by Dr Lynne Friedli of the World Health Organization (WHO) (http://www.euro.who.int/document/e92227.pdf) /  WebLink

Mental Health, Resilience and Inequalities  /  Dr Lynne Friedli (WHO) LOCAL PDF

Prevention of Accidental drug overdose Deaths-A report from DPF (http://www.drugpolicy.org/reducingharm/overdose/) /  WebLink

NYC Health Dept. on Harm Reduction (http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/chi/chi28-3.pdf) /  WebLink

Selected Publications from Alan Trachtenberg
Alternative Health Practices In Mental Health /  (PDF file) Kiresuk TJ, Trachtenberg AI.

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH PRACTICES IN ADDICTION TREATMNT /  Boucher, Kiresuk, & Trachtenberg

Medicolegal Death Investigation System: IOM Workshop-8/22/03: Toxicology Issues and Infrastructure (http://www.iom.edu/CMS/3793/4937/6360.aspx) /  WebLink

National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) Local 286 Website (maintained as a public service by Dr. Trachtenberg at http://www.nteu286.medem.com/) /  WebLink

Skin Lesions of Injection Drug Users /  Cagle et al, Implemented as Govt. Pub by Dr. T

Methadone-Associated Mortality: Report of a National Assessment and Background Briefing Paper by A. Trachtenberg & S. Leavitt (http://www.dpt.samhsa.gov/medications/methreports.htm) /  WebLink

Methadone Associated Mortality (SAMHSA publication, Local Copy)  /  WebLink

Bibliography prepared for the NIH Consensus Development Conference on Acupuncture, in Bethesda, MD, November 3-5, 1997 (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/archive/20040823/pubs/cbm/acupuncture.html) /  WebLink

Acupuncture. NIH Consensus Statement 1997 Nov 3-5; 15(5):1-34 (http://consensus.nih.gov/1997/1997Acupuncture107html.htm) /  WebLink

Hepatitis in Opioid Addiction Treatment: Medical Management of Hepatitis Infection and Pharmacologic Therapy for Substance Abuse (http://www.dpt.samhsa.gov/pdf/HepC_draft_monograph_5-8-2006.pdf) /  WebLink

Hepatitis in Opioid Addiction Treatment:  /  (Local Copy) Trachtenberg, Leavitt, et al

Acupuncture, Ch 49 in Lowinson Addiction Text 2004 /  Han, Trachtenberg & Lowinson

Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) Model Policy Guidelines for Opioid Addiction Treatment in the Medical Office (http://buprenorphine.samhsa.gov/model.html) /  WebLink

American Acupuncture: Primary Care, Public Health and Policy-Text of Speech from 1997 NIH Consensus Conference on Acupuncture, Published in American Acupuncturist (http://www.aaaomonline.info/ameracu/vol45.pdf) /  WebLink

Selected Publications by Duchy Trachtenberg
Am J Pub Health: Alternative Health Practices /  Crisis OR Opportunity? by Duchy Trachtenberg, MSW

Role of CAM in Public Health Practice & Training /  BURKE, GINZBURG, COLLIE, TRACHTENBERG & MUHAMMAD

Alternative Therapies and Public Health: Crisis or Opportunity? by Duchy Trachtenberg-AJPH 2002 October; 92(10):1566-67 (http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1447279) /  WebLink

Opioid Agonist Treatment (Methadone/LAAM/Bup)
42CFR8 (OTP or "Methadone" Regulations - http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/05dec20031700/edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2003/octqtr/42cfr8.12.htm) /  WebLink

FOR CREDIT: AAAP 8 Hour Buprenorphine Course for Qualification under the Drug Addiction Treatment Act (DATA) of 2000 /  WebLink

New in Annals of Int Med from Krantz et al: Torsade de Pointes [a dangerous ventricular (heart) arhythmia] Associated with Very-High-Dose Methadone. Note: This is probably a very rare, dose-related complication /  WebLink

Consent to Release of Information Under 42CFR2  /  Buprenorphine Patient

Facilities Providing Methadone/LAAM Treatment /  SAMHSA Office of Applied Studies (12/06/2002)

42CFR2 Release Consent for Suboxone Rx /  FDA Approved Information for MD's (Product Label)

Methadone Overdoses, Deaths on Rise in U.S. /  NY Times 2/2/2003

2/9/2003 NY Times on Methadone /  NY Times

AJE article on NM opioid OD Deaths /  Nolte et al.

ARCOS: the DEA's Automation of Reports and Consolidated Orders System /  WebLink

LAAM: Gone but not Forgotten /  Roxane Laboratories

Methadone Mortality Final Report (local copy) /  SAMHSA Consensus Group (Trachtenberg et al)

Methadone Mortality Final Report - SAMHSA 2004 (http://www.dpt.samhsa.gov/medications/methreports.htm) /  WebLink

Excellent & FREE Web-based CME for Primary Care Providers on Addiction Treatment (http://www.addictioncme.com) /  WebLink

Confusion between methylphenidate and methadone /  WebLink

Hepatitis C infection and injection drug use:  /  Thomas F. Kresina, Leonard B Seeff, Henry Francis

New, useful Methadone label (http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2006/006134s028lbl.pdf) /  WebLink

Fatal Heroin 'Overdose': A Review by Darke, S and Zador, Deborah - Addiction. 1996; 91(12): pp. 1765-1772. (http://www.drugpolicy.org/library/darke2.cfm) /  WebLink

Methadone Mortality ? A Reassessment - Friday, July 20, 2007 ? Washington, DC (http://www.dcprovidersonline.com/catalog.php?event_id=SAMHSA1 ; key= sdfh8h) /  WebLink

Detailed Historical Timline for Opioids (http://opioids.com/timeline/index.html) /  WebLink

FDA: Avoiding Accidental Overdoses when Methadone is Prescribed for Pain (http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/psn/transcript.cfm?show=72#3) /  WebLink

The Report of the Methadone Maintenance Treatment Practices Task Force (Canada) (http://www.health.gov.on.ca/english/public/pub/ministry_reports/methadone_taskforce/methadone_taskforce.pdf) /  WebLink

he Report of the Methadone Maintenance Treatment /  Policy Task Force (Canada) local pdf

METHADONE-ASSOCIATED OVERDOSE DEATHS-GAO Report March, 2009 (http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09341.pdf) /  WebLink

METHADONE-ASSOCIATED OVERDOSE DEATHS-2009 /  GAO, March, 2009; LOCAL PDF

General Addiction Medicine
Drug & Alcohol Problem Assessment Screening System (Danya International) /  WebLink

Other Drug & Alcohol Screening Instruments /  WebLink

Table of Commonly Abused Drugs /  NIDA

New Ibogaine Program in Mexico /  WebLink

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Ontario, CA) Resources /  WebLink

Website of Elizabeth F. Howell, MD, President-Elect , ASAM /  WebLink

A CONVERSATION WITH | NORA VOLKOW (NIDA Director): NY Tmes 8/19/ 2003 Science Section /  WebLink

UN Report on Terminology and Definitions of Drugs & Abuse WebLink

Controlled Substance Schedules & DEA info (http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/schedules/index.html) /  WebLink

AAFP/NIDA Monograph on Diagnosis & Treatment of Drug Abuse in Family Practice (http://www.nida.nih.gov/Diagnosis-Treatment/diagnosis.html) - by Trachtenberg & Fleming  /  WebLink

(LOCAL COPY) /  WebLink

World Health Organization > (WHO) sites > Substance abuse home (http://www.who.int/substance_abuse/en/) /  WebLink

WHO > Substance abuse home > Publications (http://www.who.int/substance_abuse/publications/psychoactives/en/) /  WebLink

NIDA Meeting Summary: Psychoactive Botanical Products Workshop: (http://www.drugabuse.gov/whatsnew/meetings/psychoactivemtgsumm.html) /  WebLink

Research on Anti-Drug Advertisements (http://www.utexas.edu/features/archive/2004/anti_drug_ads.html) /  WebLink

Legal Issues for Outpatient Drug Treatment (TIP 8; Ch 7 - http://ncadi.samhsa.gov/govpubs/bkd139/8i.aspx) /  WebLink

Skin Lesions of Drug Injection /  CSAT (local Copy)

Nicotine Dependence: Treatment / NIH

Prescription Drug Addiction ( from the Primary care Network at: http://www.primarycarenet.org/issues/04-July2004%20PI.pdf) /  WebLink

MEDICAL CONSEQUENCES OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE /  Stein, MD. Psych Clin Nor Amer 1999. 22; 351-70.

SAMHSA/CSAP Medical Review Officer Manual (http://dwp.samhsa.gov/DrugTesting/Level_1_Pages/HHS%20MRO%20Manual%20(Effective%20November%201,%202004).aspx) /  WebLink

Special Issue on Syringe Access Internationally /  Substance Use & Misuse, 2006, Vol. 41, Issue 6-7,

Excellent Free CME on Addictions and on Mental Health (http://www1.addictioncme.com/) /  WebLink

TIP 45. Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment w/Comments on Acupuncture (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?rid=hstat5.chapter.85279) /  WebLink

Increasing Cultural Sensitivity Of the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) An Example With Native Americans in North Dakota (http://www.tresearch.org/resources/pubs/01_ASI-ND_Paper.pdf) /  WebLink

Drug Policy Lib rary online collections of journal articles, reports, books, testimonies and fact sheets that focus on drugs and drug policy (http://www.drugpolicy.org/library/) /  WebLink

Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) Alcohol Policies webpage (http://www.cspinet.org/alcohol/) /  WebLink

CSAT Advisory on Alcohol Biomarkers (http://kap.samhsa.gov/products/manuals/advisory/pdfs/0609_biomarkers.pdf) /  WebLink

Adverse Reactions to Hallucinogenic Drugs /  NIMH Conference 9/29/1967 in Chevy Chase, MD

Evidence-Based Consensus Stds: Rx of Substance Use (http://www.qualityforum.org/pdf/reports/sud/sudexesummary.pdf) /  WebLink

http://www.moderation.org/ /  WebLink

Maryland Community Services Locator (MDCSL): a tool to find local Maryland programs and resources (http://www.mdcsl.org/) /  WebLink

SAMHSA: Alcohol, Medication and Older Adults (http://pathwayscourses.samhsa.gov/aaap/aaap_intro.htm) /  WebLink

Antiquated Drug Ads and drug packaging photos (http://www.bonkersinstitute.org/medicineshow.html) /  WebLink

Resources to Help Parents Deal with Teen Stress (http://www.cadca.org/CoalitionsOnline/article.asp?id=2133) /  WebLink

Effects of Beverage Alcohol Price and Tax Levels on Drinking: A Meta-Analysis by RWJ of 1,003 Estimates from 112 Studies (http://www.rwjf.org/pr/product.jsp?id=37409) /  WebLink

Controlled Substance Scheduling Actions in Chronological Order, 1970-present, from DEA (http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/schedules/actions/chronlogical.htm) /  WebLink

Columbia U. Video Symposium on Drug Addiction Treatment (http://cait.cpmc.columbia.edu:88/dept/video/topics.html) /  WebLink

The National Drug Evidence Centre (NDEC) carries out epidemiological, evaluative and policy related research in the field of drug misuse (http://www.medicine.manchester.ac.uk/healthmethodology/research/ndec/) /  WebLink

Other GWU SPHHS Drug Abuse Course Resources
Street Terms: Drugs and the Drug Trade Online Dictionary (http://www.drugs.indiana.edu/drug-slang.aspx) /  WebLink

Kathleen Sciacca's DUAL DIAGNOSIS WEBSITE: Mental Illness, Drug Addiction and Alcoholism, MIDAA(R), MICA /  WebLink

Joint letter on syringe distribution /  Washington State Health Dept& Pharmacy Board et al

Virtual Library on Drug Abuse: A collection of links to more than 1000 papers (full-text) /  WebLink

Joint Statement on Syringe Disposal /  AMA, ASTHO, APhA, et al.

Addiction Screening  /  AHRQ/US Preventive Services Taskforce

Heroin in the 21st Century /  Caron Foundation

Opioid Analgesic Regulation /  PharmD CE

Florida Drug Deaths: Final Report 2002 /  State of Florida

World Health Organization (WHO) > Health topics > Substance abuse (http://www.who.int/health_topics/substance_abuse/en/) /  WebLink

Neurocience of Addiction /  WHO 2004

Maintenance therapy of opioid Addiction 2004 /  WHO/UNODC/UNAIDS

Pictorial on Skin Lesions of Drug Injection (http://kap.samhsa.gov/products/brochures/pdfs/SkinLesionchart.pdf) /  WebLink

'Web Research Guide' to help students, faculty members, authors and research scientists find the information they need on the Web (http://www.webresearch.sciencedirect.com/) /  WebLink

MICROGRAM JOURNAL from the DEA: (http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/programs/forensicsci/microgram/journals_index.html) /  WebLink

Addiction Severity Index (ASI) (http://www.tresearch.org/resources/instruments.htm) /  WebLink

Recovery Month Webcast Series from CSAT/NCADI (http://www.recoverymonth.gov/2005/multimedia/webcastmenu.aspx)  /  WebLink

Federal Drug Data Sources (http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/drugfact/sources.html) /  WebLink

Prevention Program Evaluation Cycle (CSAP) /  WebLink

CSAP Early Intervention Video (http://preventionpathways.samhsa.gov/res_videos.htm) /  WebLink

Medical Review Officer Manual (Urine Testing) /  WebLink

Congressional Hearing on Harm Reduction, 2/16/2005 (http://reform.house.gov/CJDPHR/Hearings/EventSingle.aspx?EventID=22570) /  WebLink

Comprehensive Compilation of American Drug Laws (by Mark Eddy) (http://reform.house.gov/UploadedFiles/Domestic%20Drug%20Law%20Compilation.pdf) /  WebLink

Drug Prevention Programs and the Fiscal Year 2006 Drug Control Budget: Is the Federal Government Neglecting Illegal Drug Use Prevention? Congressional Hearing Apr 26, 2005  /  WebLink

Reducing Underage Drinking: A Collective Responsibility (IOM-2004)(http://www.nap.edu/books/0309089352/html/) /  WebLink

WISQARSTM (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System from) is an interactive database system that provides customized reports of injury-related data.