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May 21, 2020
Origins Behavioral Healthcare announced that Terry Shapiro has been promoted to vice president and executive director of the company’s Florida programs, including the Hanley Center. Shapiro, a certified addictions counselor, joined Origins in 2015 as a professional relations officer and was…
May 20, 2020
Sierra Tucson on Wednesday announced the launch of a mental health initiative to provide care for physicians, nurses and other frontline healthcare workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare Heroes Trauma Recovery is a three-tiered residential trauma treatment program for caregivers,…
May 20, 2020
Broadstep Behavioral Health, a provider of programs and services for individuals with intellectual, developmental and/or behavioral disabilities, announced on Wednesday that it has received a “significant investment” from Bain Capital Double Impact. Broadstep, which formerly conducted business as…
May 20, 2020
The United States leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic had been experiencing a suicide and opioid epidemic. In 2018, suicide was the 10th overall leading cause of death in the U.S. with a total of 48,344 fatalities. The suicide rate increased in the United States by 35% from 1999 to 20181. In…
May 19, 2020
Patients who switched from risperidone to lurasidone experienced reductions in several adverse effects, proportionate to increases experienced while on risperidone, according to a study in BMC Psychiatry.
May 19, 2020
Ashley Addiction Treatment has announced the opening of its first women’s extended care program and residence in Churchville, Maryland. The site will offer a 90-day recovery program that focuses on long-term, gender-specific substance use disorder treatment for women. Programming at the new…
May 19, 2020
A new synthetic opioid that is not detected in standard toxicology screenings has been linked to overdose deaths in three midwestern states, according to a Cincinnati Enquirer report published by USA Today.
May 19, 2020
Akron Children’s Hospital in Ohio has announced the launch of an outpatient clinic to treat children and youth up to the age of 18 with substance use disorders. The clinic was slated to open Tuesday. The program will include individual and family counseling, as well as the use of medication…
May 18, 2020
A recently published study found cannabis use before age 18 was associated with which disorder in adulthood?
May 18, 2020
Researchers from Beaumont Health System in Michigan are studying whether a medication used to treat opioid addiction can be used to help manage symptoms of individuals with a COVID-19 infection, according to a report from WDET-FM, Detroit’s NPR affiliate. Matthew Sims, MD, PhD, chief infectious…
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