Changing business practices among cartels and the impact of COVID-19 on the supply chain of illicit substances are among the topics practitioners treating substance use disorders should be aware of, says Derek Osborn, CPS, CPM, of DrugUniversity.org.
The University of Florida has been chosen as the coordinating center for the National Drug Early Warning System, a surveillance system funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse to identify emerging drug abuse trends, the university announced on Tuesday.
Usage of telehealth services soared in April compared to the same month in 2019, primarily driven by patients seeking treatment for mental health conditions, according to data released by FAIR Health.
The Addiction Treatment Needs Assessment is a 13-question survey developed by Shatterproof, ASAM and the proprietors of OpenBeds to determine the needs of an individual with addiction and provide guidance on appropriate treatment.
The technique to reinforce positive behaviors through the use of a reward system has shown promise for improving patient engagement in treatment, according to Haley Horton and Michael White, MCJ, of Community Medical Services.