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Coronavirus
Methamphetamine use and HIV, now compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, could create double jeopardy among men who have sex with men, according to an editorial recently published in the journal AIDS and Behavior.
Clinical
Substance use disorder prevalence rates in local jails can vary significantly between jurisdictions. Periodic monitoring with tools that capture diagnostic data is essential.
Special Populations
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie said in an Rx Summit address that the department is using non-opioid interventions and telehealth to help veterans manage chronic pain.
Special Populations
As the U.S. population ages, Elisha Figueroa, LMSW, CPS, and Angie Jones, MSSW, of JBS International say prevention professionals will need to sharpen the focus of their messaging when working with older adults.
Special Populations
The FDA says it is trying to curb e-cigarettes from becoming a gateway to nicotine addiction for youth while still giving adults an “off-ramp” from combustible tobacco.
Policy/Advocacy
Language in the Senate Appropriations Committee report on the 2020 Department of Defense spending bill asks for a health education and support pilot program for servicemembers battling substance use issues.
Counseling
Binge drinking, often associated with young adults, isn't as rare as some might think among older Americans, a recent U.S. study suggests.
Counseling
The National Institute on Drug Abuse's latest justice-focused project is designed to break down walls between local jail systems and community treatment providers.
Counseling
Philip T. McCabe, CSW, CAS, DRCC, board president for NALGAP, The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies, explains how behavioral health and addiction treatment programs can demonstrate affirmation for LGBTQ individuals.
Business Operations
WestBridge Inc. has announced this month that its Brooksville, Fla., location, which has been open since 2012, will cease operations by early October.
Medication Treatments
Research suggests that more aggressive testing and treatment for hepatitis C in corrections systems would be cost-effective but requires significant investment.
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