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Apps represent pocket-sized support

May 8, 2018  |  Brian Albright
article

An emerging class of smartphone treatment apps claims to help reduce relapse rates and improve recovery, but evidence of their costs and benefits is not always easy to come by.

Loneliness plagues half of U.S. adults

May 1, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

A study released by Cigna shows nearly half of U.S. adults experience feelings of loneliness, which correlates with decreased overall health.

Fact File: Half of America agrees addiction is a disease

April 13, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

American attitudes toward addiction are beginning to shift, but only slightly, according to a survey of 1,054 adults by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Ohio opioid tech challenge hits second stage

March 7, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

The worldwide technology and innovation community is invited to propose solutions for addressing substance use and addiction in the second phase of Ohio project.

 

AAC outcomes study confirms industry efficacy

February 22, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

American Addiction Centers hopes to change perceptions about treatment efficacy across the field with the release of its first patient outcomes study.

MHA report offers glimpse of state trends

February 15, 2018  |  Rachael Zimlich, RN
article

The MHA report notes that 18% of adults nationally have a mental health condition, and about half of them have a concurrent substance use disorder. Half of those with mental health disorders go without treatment.

Opioid crisis now $1 trillion problem

February 13, 2018  |  Tom Valentino
article

The opioid epidemic in the United States has cost $1 trillion since 2001 and is on pace to cost another $500 billion by 2020, according to a study released Tuesday by Altarum.

Buprenorphine helps to lower the cost of the opioid crisis

February 13, 2018  |  Alicia Hoisington
article

A research study shows that patients treated with buprenorphine through induction and maintenance treatment required fewer inpatient hospitalizations after starting treatment, with an 82% reduction in inpatient hospital stays.

Integrated care: a beloved platitude

November 28, 2017  |  Ed Jones, PhD
Perspectives

Integrated care is a slogan. It seems like a high principle, but it is really a ruse or gross exaggeration in most cases, especially when behavioral health is on the table.

Annual cost of opioid crisis as high as $504 billion

November 21, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Two recent research studies have placed dollar amounts on the staggering costs of opioid addiction and overdose deaths. One federal report puts the cost at $504 billion.

Medicare places few restrictions on opioid prescribing

October 16, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

A study released by researchers at Yale University shows one-third of opioid medications were prescribed with no limitations from Medicare plans.

Complex presentation a challenge for treating veterans

August 8, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

A study conducted by Cigna healthcare finds practitioners believe treating veterans with opioid use disorder is more challenging than treating civilians, and many feel they could benefit from more staff with direct experience. 

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