AUG 2018 – Statewide Opioid Action Plan Summit Preliminary Report : Safer Alaska – Building Resilient Communities
This month the State of Alaska held its Opioid Action Plan Summit per executive directive of Governor Walker, and Dr. McAnallywas honored to be among over 60 contributors to the endeavor. A truly fine group of individuals committed to improving the health and safety of Alaska met for two days following weeks of meetings in…Read More
JUL 2018 – UAA Course on Answers to the Opioid Epidemic
This semester UAA will be offering a special upper-level college course on the opioid epidemic, based on Dr. McAnally’s textbook (see here). Embedded within the course is an 8-part postgraduate-level track offering AMA Category I CME hours as well as CEU credits for other professions. Dr. McAnally along with friends and colleagues Dr. Jay Butler,…Read More
January 2018: Hope is the most important resolution.
A New Year for many people brings a sense of hopefulness and the potential for change; that’s why resolutions are often made at this time of year. (How many of those however fail within the first month? It’s such a well-known phenomenon that it’s been beat to death on TV comedies, movies, etc.) In 20…Read More
October 2017 – Dr. McAnally’s New Book on Opioid Dependence
We are excited to announce the publication of Dr. McAnally’s new textbook on reducing opioid dependence. The book presents what is currently the most in-depth pharmacologic review of these powerful and dangerous medications, and a comprehensive overview of current evidence and guidance for their judicious prescription within a balanced approach to pain management. The material…Read More
September 2017 – New Valley Oaks Women’s Treatment Facility for Substance Abuse.
We are happy to share that our friends and ministry partners at Set Free Alaska up in the Valley opened their new Valley Oaks women’s residential treatment facility for substance abuse this month. The facility is located on the new Bogard campus, and has been generously provided by Northgate Alaska church and also through the…Read More