Substance abuse

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Medication-assisted treatment training for OUD reduces bias and stigma, improves care

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT), such as naltrexone, is a well-documented successful treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD). However, there are multiple…

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School Policing and Disciplining May Lead to Student Substance Abuse

In new research in the journal Addictive Behaviors, public health researchers find that the prevalence of school discipline and school…

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Medicare Mental Health Proposals Expand Aid for Substance Abuse

America’s opioid crisis and the Covid pandemic have renewed calls from lawmakers and advocates to modernize and expand Medicare’s behavioral…

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Elected officials tour ‘Safe Haven’ for those with substance abuse conditions

County and city officials visited and toured on Thursday an 11-unit, 22-bed “Community Harm Reduction Safe Haven” scheduled to open…

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Guilford County Corrective Action Plan

Guilford County Corrective Action Plan | Guilford County, NC …

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Substance abuse in Hawaiʻi tracked by new dashboard

From overdose deaths to crisis calls in Hawaiʻi, data related to drug trends is now available to the public through…

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TAMPA, FLA – The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County announces the availability of free Naloxone (Narcan) Nasal Spray…

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Deaths From Substance Abuse Rose Sharply Among Older Americans in 2020

Deaths due to substance abuse, particularly of alcohol and opioids, rose sharply among older Americans in 2020, the first year…

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Jail treats inmates with substance abuse issues to break the cycle of recidivism

Amna Nawaz: The consequences of the nation’s opioid crisis ripple through many aspects of society, including our criminal justice system.…

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SAMHSA Proposes Update to Federal Rules to Expand Access to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment and Help Close Gap in Care

Changes Would Make Permanent COVID-Timed Medication Flexibilities, and Update Decades-Old Definitions and Standards for Opioid Treatment Programs at a time…

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