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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 […]
February 17, 2016

Better Foods for Better Brain Function

Growing evidence in the scientific community supports a significant connection between what we eat and how we feel and function. This “brain-gut” connection has even prompted […]
February 17, 2016

“Heroin: The Hardest Hit”

Via: Attorney General of Virginia “Attorney General Mark R. Herring is proud to present Heroin: The Hardest Hit, a powerful documentary on the heroin and prescription drug […]
February 12, 2016

A Prescription for Trouble? SSRIs Linked to Violent Crime in Young People

Concerns about the potentially dangerous side effects of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) have been well publicized in the years since their introduction. Initially thought to […]
February 11, 2016

Addiction in the U.S.: At Long Last, A Presidential Issue (or is it just a talking point)?

As candidates on both sides of the political card jockeyed this past month to find continued support and presidential “steam” leading up to the influential Iowa […]
February 9, 2016

Healthy Diet, Sound Mind: Nutrition and Recovery

You’ve probably heard the expression “you are what you eat.” Well, that old expression may have taken on a new dimension, as researchers increasingly emphasize the […]
January 26, 2016

A Slippery Slope: Prescription Painkillers to Heroin

Concerns about so-called “gateway drugs” – substances that, for a variety of reasons, may make it easier or more likely for an individual to progress from […]