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April 09, 2021
Rutgers University announced it has opened a facility to treat adults with autism spectrum disorder through vocational and recreational programs. The Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services Community Center is a 10,000-square-foot facility located on the Douglass Campus of Rutgers University-New…
April 09, 2021
Nondrug approaches are associated with a meaningful reduction in depressive symptoms in people with dementia, according to a study published online in The BMJ.
Perspectives
April 08, 2021
The arrival of spring foretells regeneration, new beginnings and new hopes. This year, in fact, each of these life sources has taken on new meaning for every one of us. We seek to move beyond the COVID fog of the past year. Our success will depend upon whether we continue to adhere to good public…
April 08, 2021
Although the number of prescription opioids dispensed in the U.S. has declined since 2012, opioid overdose deaths continue to rise. The presence of fentanyl and a widespread increase in the use of stimulants, particularly methamphetamine, in combination with opioids, are two major factors on the…
April 08, 2021
Each acknowledging how the opioid epidemic has impacted the communities they represent, U.S. Reps. David Trone of Maryland and Lori Trahan of Massachusetts stressed to Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit attendees that they have maintained their focus on addressing substance use during the COVID-19…
April 08, 2021
More than 33% of COVID-19 survivors receive a psychiatric or neurological diagnosis within 6 months of infection, according to a recent retrospective cohort study published online in The Lancet Psychiatry.
April 07, 2021
Criminal organizations behind the international drug trade market are highly adaptable, and they use the tools of 21st century commerce, but the Biden-Harris administration is committed to deterring and disrupting production and trafficking of illicit drugs into the United States, U.S. Secretary of…
April 07, 2021
The addiction crisis of today is not the same as those that preceded it even 2 years ago, and while there are reasons for concern, CDC director Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, told Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit attendees in a session presented Wednesday morning that she also sees reasons for hope…
April 07, 2021
Landmark Recovery, an Arizona-based addiction recovery organization with facilities in six states, announced it has hired a 20-year industry veteran to head up its government relations practice. Annie Mooney has been named vice president of public affairs and payor relations, a role in which she…
April 07, 2021
Newport Academy, which operates a network of programs for teens with mental health disorders, this week announced that it has expanded in the Los Angeles area with the opening of residential treatment centers in the northwest part of the city, along with an outpatient program in Santa Monica.
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