Participants in a South Dakota alcohol-monitoring program that tests frequently for alcohol and swiftly imposes modest penalties for positive or missed tests were found to be less likely to be rearrested on drunk driving charges or have their probation revoked within the following year.
A review of Medicaid claims has found that more than two-thirds of adolescents and young adults who survived an opioid overdose received no treatment for opioid use disorder in the month following the event.
Stigma, lack of coverage and inadequate training for physicians are creating barriers to treatment for SUD, but digital therapeutics are emerging as an effective complement to boost traditional treatment, according to Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, and Mario San Bartolome, MD, MBA, MRO, FASAM.
E-cigarettes can be considered “safer” than traditional cigarettes, but a lack of research around their long-term use should prevent them from being considered “safe” in general, CDC Office on Smoking and Health deputy director of research Brian King, PhD, MPH said.
There was universal agreement among panelists during a Sunday morning session at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders East about the benefits of harm reduction strategies. They prevent overdose deaths and the spread of infectious diseases…