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June 18, 2020
Joanna Conti’s quest to help families seeking quality addiction treatment services for their loved ones is coming back to where her journey began.
June 15, 2020
The idea of positive psychology must go, even though there is much to recommend in it. What started as an alternative to a focus on abnormal psychology has evolved into the apotheosis of self-improvement. There are apparently people who think they need only improve upon their strong foundation, and…
June 08, 2020
Millions of people have viewed a TED lecture on YouTube. I have been drawn a few times to see what accounted for their huge popularity. An expert shares an essential bit of knowledge in 20 minutes. The subjects are quite diverse, but I saw a repetitive theme. Many popular talks feature a single…
May 18, 2020
Wayne Gretzky famously said he skates to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been. We should pick careers this way as well. One problem that I foresee is the predictive power needed to anticipate the course of a career compared with the path of a hockey puck. For instance, managed care…
April 20, 2020
Providers have long considered prior authorization requirements to be a major barrier to evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD), and a study released today bolsters that view in examining the effects of such restrictions on an often overlooked population.
April 15, 2020
Despite overall drug overdose-related deaths decreasing in 2018, other statistics indicate a rising “fourth wave” in the nation’s substance use disorder crisis means there is more work to be done, federal officials said in addresses presented during the evening plenary session of the virtual Rx…
March 26, 2020
As a nation wades through the uncertainties of COVID-19's effect on daily life, patients who have been in inpatient substance use treatment during this time confront some particularly gut-wrenching decisions. Leaders at Spectrum Health Systems in Massachusetts have encountered some inpatients who…
February 18, 2020
Despite steep increases in prescription opioid overdose deaths among older adults, the topic of Medicare coverage for opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment has received considerably less attention than trends in Medicaid and private insurance coverage. A report published in this month's issue of…
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