Research

Four factors that predict gun violence—substance use is one of them

December 12, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Vanderbilt University authors say that the focus on mental illness after rare, mass shootings misdirects the conversation. The focus should be on everyday gun violence.

Twitter posts may shine fresh light on mental illness trends

December 10, 2014     John DeGaspari
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Analyzing Twitter posts may help measure mental health trends after dramatic events such as natural disasters and military conflicts

MHA examines health plan coverage of mental-health medications

December 9, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Under the Affordable Care Act, health plans are selling policies through online exchanges, and Mental Health America compared how such plans cover behavioral-health medications

Research, programs and tools worth knowing about

November 25, 2014     Julia Brown
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Stay informed on what's happening in the industry with these useful updates.

NIH funds study of social media’s impact on substance abuse

October 23, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced more than $11 million over three years to support research exploring the use of social media to advance the scientific understanding, prevention, and treatment of substance use and addiction.

Quality group disappointed by plans’ behavioral health performance

October 22, 2014     Julie Miller
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NCQA's 2014 quality report notes declines in behavioral health quality measures among health plans. The group will track additional data in the future.

Why do some people hoard?

October 13, 2014     Charlene Marietti
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Can hoarding be described as an evolutionary mismatch?

Buprenorphine use remains hit or miss

October 9, 2014     Julie Miller
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Counties with Medicaid and/or block grant funding to reimburse for office-based buprenorphine use have more credentialed, waivered physicians

Teen drug use on declining trend

September 17, 2014     Julie Miller
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The National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows illicit drug use is down 24% over the past decade

More employees test positive for drugs

September 15, 2014     Gary Enos
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Experts are interested in how relaxed marijuana laws might affect trends in workplace test results in coming years

Gut feelings are the deciding factor in e-cigarette debate

September 10, 2014     Julie Miller
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Electronic cigarettes can be seen as harm reduction or just a new way to experience nicotine

New Hazelden Betty Ford research tracks substance abuse among legal professionals

August 20, 2014     Julie Miller
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Attorneys have higher rates of substance use, and new research aims to quantify the issue and develop solutions

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