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January 27, 2020
The two main conclusions of the Emerging Threats Report 2019 from the National Emerging Threats Initiative (NETI) likely will not surprise many who are involved in anti-drug efforts: The trend that fueled the opioid crisis has peaked and should remain in decline, while supply and demand associated…
January 27, 2020
The Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Learning Network (PBHLN) and Gloo, a technology platform provider for organizations that champion personal growth, are partnering to create a virtual center of excellence aimed at improving patient outcomes among the nation’s mental health treatment and…
January 23, 2020
A consensus report released today from a panel of medical professionals and academicians suggests that the health care system has largely failed to address the scourge of infectious disease intertwined with the opioid crisis. Some of the recommendations offered in the report of The National…
January 23, 2020
Northpoint Recovery, which operates addiction treatment facilities in Idaho and Washington, has named Brian Smart, MD, medical director of its Washington centers. Smart's previous experience includes serving as medical director at Smoky Point Behavioral Health, associate medical director at Eating…
January 21, 2020
New Medicare billing codes for services in which psychologists help patients cope with or manage physical health conditions have higher values that will help recognize the pivotal role psychologists have in the delivery of interdisciplinary care.
January 20, 2020
The serious lung injuries that have been linked with use of vaping products can often be mistaken for other illnesses, leading to the potential for dangerous progression of the disease, suggests a case report published Jan. 11 in the Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
January 20, 2020
A series of studies conducted at Harvard University sheds new light on how emotions contribute to addictive behavior. The results suggest that sadness, more than any other negative emotion, increases the craving to smoke cigarettes. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
January 17, 2020
A review of seven years of Medicaid claims data from 16 states offers a stark assessment of young people's limited access to effective opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment after surviving an overdose.
January 16, 2020
As an addiction clinician, you've chosen a career to help people—and caregiving is most likely essential to your personality. If working in this field for even a year or two, you're undoubtedly skillful in treating clients kindly and empathically. Not everyone has a compassionate disposition, and…
January 15, 2020
The latest analysis of the impact of recreational marijuana legalization initiatives on substance use among young people has found an ongoing pattern of increased marijuana use among college students in legalization states.
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