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November 18, 2020
In a recent survey conducted by the American Psychological Association, 29% of psychologists said they are seeing more patients since the start of the pandemic, and almost all are now using telehealth platforms at least part of the time to provide treatment. Other findings from the study, which…
November 09, 2020
Across the world, social distancing and local lockdowns have disrupted the treatment of, and recovery from, substance use disorder (SUD). There is a troubling uptick in opioid use during the COVID-19 pandemic in some regions of the country. Individuals cannot get to counseling or community support…
September 29, 2020
Two studies released this month have brought into focus the degree to which Americans are turning to illicit substances and alcohol in response to the stress brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
September 23, 2020
High attrition rates have long plagued outpatient behavioral health providers. Attrition rates are especially high within substance use disorder treatment programs1. Retention in treatment has often been a primer for innovation and organizational change in attempts to retain participants for both…
September 03, 2020
A national study of 2,619 licensed psychologists conducted by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University found that their clinical work conducted via telehealth platforms has increased 12-fold since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 01, 2020
Many pivotal moments in history turn on one extreme or the other of hope. Clinicians in behavioral healthcare know the importance of these extremes as well. History contains many stories of the instillation of hope at moments of profound hopelessness in society. Similar reports abound in the annals…
May 11, 2020
Each May as we enter a new Mental Health Month, I think about people. Talking about mental health and mental illness is not abstract to me. I think of family members, friends and patients. I think both of those struggling and those providing care. Yet my focus for many years has been to think about…
April 29, 2020
The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) has fortified its efforts in policy and program advocacy by forming a collaboration with gambling harm minimization consultant EPIC Risk Management. NCPG and EPIC will collaborate on initiatives of advocacy, training and education around problem…
April 27, 2020
The young people who comprise the cohort for the nation's largest study ever of brain development and child health have reached the 12-to-14 age range, meaning that substance use will occupy a central place in the study's next phase.
April 15, 2020
Meeting the ambitious goals of the national Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative will require greater engagement of individuals with substance use and mental health disorders, federal officials said Wednesday at the virtual Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit.
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