substance abuse disorder

Featured News: Reduced Hospitalizations After Recovery Coach Contact in Patients With Substance Use Disorder

People with a substance use disorder (SUD) had lower hospitalizations after working with a recovery coach, a study presented at the recent American Society of Addiction Medicine annual meeting suggests. People with a SUD are almost twice as likely to be readmitted to the hospital compared to those without. Patients’…

Innovative Sheriff-led Initiatives for Offenders with Substance Use Disorders

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drug overdose deaths are increasing in the United States, with the majority of those overdose deaths (more than six out of 10) involving an opioid. Alarmingly, over 91 people die each day from opioid overdoses. Law enforcement officers are often the…

More Americans with Substance Use Disorders, Mental Illness Got Insurance Under ACA

More people with substance use disorders and mental illness had insurance coverage in 2014 because of the expansion of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a new study finds. Many barriers to treatment remain, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study…

Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Supporting Women with Substance Use Disorders in Co-ed Settings Most women are served in co-ed settings, yet the design of behavioral health services rarely takes sex and gender differences into account.  This CE course provides principles and practices that co-ed centers can use to assess and improve their programs to…

Treatment for Teens With Substance Use Disorders Lacking: Experts

Treatment options are lacking for teens with substance use disorders, experts say. Addiction treatment resources are expensive, hard to find, and often not effective, they tell U.S. News and World Reports. “There is no other disorder or disease that is as undertreated in adolescents as substance use disorders,” said Samuel…