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INFOGRAPHIC: Buprenorphine-Naloxone as a Medication to Treat Opioid Use Disorder Among Pregnant Women

September 20, 2021

Buprenorphine-Naloxone as a Medication to Treat Opioid Use Disorder Among Pregnant Women Research reaffirms the efficacy, safety, and access of buprenorphine-naloxone as a medication to treat opioid use disorder (MOUD) among women in pregnancy.   What The Data Says • Findings from a systemic review, meta-analysis, and subgroup analysis reinforce previous support indicating buprenorphine-naloxone during … Continued

Horizons Homestead Coming Soon, New Community Includes Graduate Housing

August 23, 2021

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our Horizons Homestead project today. Horizons Homestead is a 32 unit apartment community that will provide residential housing for the mothers and children participating in our treatment program, integrated into a diverse and conveniently located neighborhood in Chapel Hill. And for the first time on a meaningful … Continued

UNC OB/GYN HORIZONS program featured in the National Institute On Drug Abuse’s (NIDA) article “Your Words Matter”

May 13, 2021

The UNC OB/GYN HORIZONS program is featured in the National Institute On Drug Abuse’s (NIDA) article “Your Words Matter” — an article offering information on how to use terms and first-person language to reduce stigma and negative bias when discussing addiction or substance abuse with pregnant women and mothers. UNC OB/GYN HORIZONS is a substance … Continued

Team Hero: Elisabeth Johnson, PhD, NP, family nurse practitioner and the Director of Health Services for Horizons

January 19, 2021

Every day, Dr. Johnson’s smiling face can be seen moving between patient rooms in the Horizons’ onsite OB/GYN clinic, leading the weekly women’s health group, triaging medical questions/concerns for the women and children to prevent unnecessary urgent care and ER visits, consulting with other staff members on patient cases, and training a new generation of … Continued

NIH HEAL Initiative Advisory Board, Hendrée Jones, Ph.D.

October 30, 2020

The Helping to End Addiction Long-termSM Initiative, or NIH HEAL InitiativeSM, is an aggressive, trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis. Hendrée Jones, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized expert in the development and examination of both behavioral and pharmacologic treatments for pregnant women and their children in risky … Continued

APA 2020 Virtual, Main Stage Speakers

October 30, 2020

Hendrée Jones, PhD, was one of the distinguished keynote speakers at the American Psychological Association’s 2020 virtual convention in August. Dr. Jones delivered a talk entitled “Trading Pills for Skills: Effective Maternal Addiction Treatment and Recovery.

Hendrée Jones, PhD, received Distinguished Scientist Award from ASAM

October 30, 2020

Dr. Hendrée Jones received The R. Brinkley Smithers Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) at their virtual conference in April 2020. According to ASAM, “The award was established in 1995 as a lasting tribute to R. Brinkley Smithers who influenced American alcoholism policy, theory and treatment”. Further, ASAM says this … Continued