April 19, 2016

Benzos a “Bust”? Concerns about Anti-Anxiety Drugs Not Eclipsed by Opiate Epidemic (Part 2)

Read Part 1 Here Well-documented Concerns and Side-Effects Benzos were never intended for long-term use. Yet many patients have been issued prescriptions for daily use that […]
March 18, 2016

A Moving Media Tribute to Good Old Fashioned Hard Work and Accountability

All too often, big mainstream media is on the wrong side of the proverbial coin when it comes to substance use. Images of drinking, illicit drug […]
March 11, 2016

Early Studies on Marijuana Legalization Raise Concerns (Part 2)

Without a doubt, a polarizing debate has emerged on legalization – and open debate is to be valued. But so are facts. An important grounding fact […]
February 23, 2016

Interesting Experiment or Turning of the Tide: California Medicaid Waiver to Expand Treatment Access for Low Income Patients (Part 1)

As the need for substance abuse treatment continues to grow across the nation, access for many remains an issue. An overhaul of California’s Medi-Cal program, which […]
February 22, 2016

Opiate Overdoses Occurring at Lower Doses, Among Non-Chronic Users

As policy makers, substance abuse prevention advocates, and care providers continue to try to stem an unprecedented tide of opiate overdoses nationally, a recent state study […]
May 19, 2015

Lawmakers Concerned About Palcohol

Powdered Alcohol, or “Palcohol,” was came on the market in 2014 and controversy has followed it ever since. Discussions around the potential for overdoses, risks of […]