Allie Hunter McDade has been hired as the first full-time executive director of the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative, which now involves the participation of more than 150 local police departments across the country.
A University of California, San Diego treatment program that specializes in serving those who have had previous unsuccessful treatment experiences is a recipient of a 2016 Outstanding Clinical Care Award.
Despite harsh criticism for its plan, the Florida Department of Corrections intends to convert a community transition facility into office space, pledging to find treatment options for affected inmates elsewhere.
A study of 153 men found lower relapse rates among the group that received six monthly injections of Vivitrol, compared with a group receiving only motivational counseling and referral to community treatment.
This week at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta, President Obama participated in a panel discussion, highlighting several initiatives that the administration is undertaking to address addiction.