ONDCP acting director Regina LaBelle outlined the seven priorities that will guide the administration's first year, and Admiral Charles Ray, vice commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, explained how working with partner law enforcement agencies has helped in cracking down on maritime drug trafficking.
CVS Health, working with its subsidiary Aetna, has launched a mental healthcare pilot at that puts licensed clinical social workers in select CVS HealthHUB locations to offer assessments, referrals and counseling services.
Recovery Centers of America recently launched Acceptance, a specialized substance use disorder treatment program at its Capital Region facility for LGBTQIA+ patients in the Washington, D.C./Maryland/Virginia region.
A study by Cordant Health Solutions and Northwest Integrated Health found that OUD patients who had been prescribed buprenorphine demonstrated higher retention rates and improved health outcomes when receiving medication at office visits instead of retail pharmacies.
People entering psychotherapy today must clear several hurdles. Moving psychotherapists into a primary care setting that is backed by support service providers can expand the pool of patients getting help.
Researchers at Temple University have received a $1.77 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to study the effects of a therapy for the treatment of cocaine use disorder, according to a media report.
Psychosocial factors are clearly important in determining health status and driving primary care visits. If we are prepared, the primacy of behavior change in health improvement could place our field on the frontlines of healthcare delivery.
The “primary care psychologist” (PC-Psy) concept springs from a newly conceived framework in which a psychologist and a primary care physician are business partners. While this depiction is not currently in existence, there are no major impediments to this PC-Psy role becoming real.