Do the ways in which professionals treat addiction cause much of the shame that patients experience?
Reports of increasing misuse of gabapentin, usually in combination with opioids or other drugs, have caught the attention of a number of state regulators.
A public health advisory issued this week by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has re-intensified controversy over use of the plant-based product kratom.
Kern County, Calif., behavioral health officials believe a database that includes participants’ health information will improve law enforcement responses during mental health emergencies.
Recent efficacy and safety studies found comparable and encouraging results for buprenorphine and injectable naltrexone in the treatment of opioid dependence.
A groundbreaking agreement with nine schools of social work will help equip Massachusetts social workers to excel on the front lines of addressing the opioid crisis.
The experience of Boston Medical Center bolsters evidence that hospitalized patients with opioid use disorders can be successfully initiated on medication before discharge.
Sixteen healthcare payers today announced a commitment to principles of addiction care derived from the Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health.
Gaps in the public's knowledge about substance use disorders found to perpetuate stigma and create challenges for providers.
A new report suggests that local governments are not getting the attention they deserve for responses to the opioid crisis and related problems.
Now two years removed from an HIV outbreak in the state, old concerns drive Indiana counties to begin defunding syringe exchange programs.
Clinicians are reining in hours and practicing self-care, but more are open to exploring their career options.
The substance use treatment facility in Tampa makes use of its surroundings to create a peaceful place for clients.
Responding to the Addictions Crisis is a $50 million project that will involve IU researchers, as well as business, not-for-profit and government partners.
Some in the research community see a more timely release of data on emerging drug trends as essential.
A rising presence of stimulants in some parts of the country is leading to worry over a troubling addiction with fewer treatment options than opioid addiction.
Research released today at the American College of Emergency Physicians' annual meeting demonstrates the complexities of achieving positive outcomes with patients rescued from an opioid overdose.
The VCU Health Obstetrical Addiction Program in Virginia is working to improve maternal and child outcomes and to diminish stigma toward the pregnant patient.
The American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) seeks to separate ideology from evidence in discussing the importance of medication treatments in the justice system.
One of the key benefits PAs offer in mental health settings is that we are educated in the medical model and maintain certification by completing substantial continuing medical education and passing rigorous assessments throughout our careers.