Experts concerned over OxyContin approval for kids

August 20, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The behavioral health community is pointing to today's overprescribing trends and serious concerns about addiction in light of FDA's approval of oxycodone for children.

11 strategies for change in the war on drugs

August 3, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor

Prescription drugs and opioids have changed the game. Here's how you can help, according to NCAD speaker Frank Greenagel, LCSW, LCADC. 

Don’t implement that app until you ask these questions

June 23, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

CRI's guide helps providers cut through the clutter to find the right app for their patients.

What is an empirically-supported clinician?

June 1, 2015     Edward R. Jones

The clinical results of the individual clinician make the most difference, yet, no one seems to have access to any such results because few have bothered to measure them.

Quality definitions emerge for addiction treatment

May 27, 2015     Brian Albright

New measures are being developed to track outcomes in addiction treatment, but the lack of data makes setting quality benchmarks particularly challenging.

NAATP leaders say it's time to ditch empty boasts of success rates

May 20, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor

A National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) outcomes initiative will work to collect publishable data about the true impact of substance use treatment services.  

FACT FILE: Hep C infections rise with injection drug use in Appalachia

May 12, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

CDC specifically recommends that people who inject drugs are engaged with addiction treatment and tested for hepatitis C infections.

Binge drinking on the rise among women

April 24, 2015     Kaiser Health News

As a result of changed social norms, it’s now more acceptable for women to drink the way men traditionally have.

In California, 21% put off treatment because of stigma

April 23, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Results of the California Mental Health Services Administration survey conducted by RAND indicate prejudice and discrimination for those with mental health concerns.

Gateway Rehab expands naloxone research

April 23, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Although naloxone is becoming more available, there is relatively little research on the public's awareness of the medication, according to Gateway Rehab. 

NatCon15: What dopamine tells us about opioid addiction

April 21, 2015    

Dopamine is more important to human survival than first thought, said experts at National Council advocating for medication-assisted therapy. 


Why CMS never studies addiction data

April 17, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

While we anxiously wait for a federal policy to address addiction, CMS is totally excluding substance use disorder data from research projects.

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