Research

Quality definitions emerge for addiction treatment

May 27, 2015     Brian Albright
article

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
article

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
news

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
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
news

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
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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    
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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
blog

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

Mental health providers have shortest waiting room time

April 1, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

Overall, patient wait times dropped to 19 minutes and 16 seconds, but psychologists and psychiatrists lead the way on quick service.

NIH looks at brain behavior in 5 year plan

March 31, 2015     Kaiser Health News
news

Just as diabetes is diagnosed through blood sugar testing, NIMH is looking at brain imaging to detect severe mental illnesses before clinical presentation.

National report measures excessive drinking by county

March 25, 2015    
news

Where you live matters. A new report shows excessive drinking behaviors range from 3% to 56% prevalence, depending on the county.

Depression costs employers $210 billion

March 23, 2015     Kaiser Health News
news

Research finds the average worker who had major depression disorder lost the productivity of about 32 workdays a year, costing employers real dollars.

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