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Junior lawyers at high risk for problem drinking

February 3, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Those in the first 10 years of their legal careers are at a high risk of developing an alcohol use disorder, according to a new Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation study. 

SAMHSA barometer shows reduction in teen smoking

January 26, 2016  |  Alison Knopf

The finding is important because it means that as the teens get older, they will be less likely to smoke as adults. Likewise the trend indicates prevention efforts are successful and should be continued.

Linda's List of 2016 priorities includes legislation and diversification

January 19, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

This year, National Council for Behavioral Health President and CEO Linda Rosenberg is monitoring the progress of federal legislation, mergers and acquisitions, new technology and the potential found in brain plasticity. 

BREAKING: Perhaps Rx crackdown didn't cause heroin crisis

January 14, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor

While non-medical use of opioids remains a risk factor for heroin use, new research findings might debunk the notion of a link between government actions to change prescribing patterns and heroin use.

Part 2 workarounds encumber safety net plans

January 12, 2016  |  Donna Marbury

A new ACAP report finds that 42 CFR Part 2 creates a new stigma--one that stands in the way of coordinated care for those with substance use disorders.

Abilify, duloxetine rank on Medicare cost list

December 22, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Two of the top 15 most costly drugs for Medicare in 2014, according to newly released data, were Abilify (aripiprazole), which is an antipsychotic, and generic Cymbalta (duloxetine HCI), which is typically used as an antidepressant or anti-anxiety drug.

Senate exposes tactics in hepatitis drug pricing

December 2, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

A Senate committee found that a drug company continued to maximize prices for hepatitis C drugs, even while the majority of patients and public programs were unable to afford the treatment.

Poll: Half of America affected by opioid crisis

November 24, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

More than half of the 1,352 adults surveyed say they have been addicted themselves or know someone with an opioid issue. They also say treatment is the top solution.

4 percent of Americans have drug use disorder

November 18, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

About 14 percent of people who had drug use disorder in the past year received any type of care, possibly reflecting their skepticism about the effectiveness of care options.

Clinicians must turn evidence into practice

November 16, 2015  |  Jill Sederstrom

In the years ahead, the field will place greater emphasis on evidence-based practices, and facilities will need to find better ways to implement them.

Researchers stumble on middle-age mental health crisis

November 9, 2015  |  H. Steven Moffic

New research indicates that the mortality rate for the white population between the ages of 45 and 54 rose dramatically between 1999 and 2013, much of it attributed to behavioral health issues.

Study aims to identify genetics contributing to PTSD, substance use

November 4, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor

Identifying specific genetic factors that contribute to a higher risk of post-discharge conditions among could lead to better post-trauma treatment among National Guard members and Reservists.


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