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

October 23, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal

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

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

Can hoarding be described as an evolutionary mismatch?

Buprenorphine use remains hit or miss

October 9, 2014     Julie Miller

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

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

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

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

Attorneys have higher rates of substance use, and new research aims to quantify the issue and develop solutions

Patients share more with computers than clinicians, but that can be good

August 8, 2014     Julie Miller

Virtual humans built with today's technology show potential to help clinicians and their PTSD patients

Bipolar disorder top target among mobile users

August 7, 2014     Julie Miller

Compared to other health conditions,  bipolar disorder most often resonates with mobile-device users seeking information

New data examines relapse when antipsychotics are used

July 15, 2014     Julie Miller

The new relapse data for injectible paliperidone is based on a head-to-head study.

Therapists test benefits of open notes

July 8, 2014     Julie Miller

Would you allow clients to read your unstructured notes after a counseling session? What if they took offense to your benign observations? 

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