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Stigmatizing comments from a loved one about methadone or buprenorphine treatment, based on prevalent misinformation, can deeply sting for a person with opioid use disorder (OUD) who is relying on one of the medications as a component of recovery. As a new study featuring data from interviews...
At least 20% of the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) block grant, which goes to the states by formula, must be used for alcohol and drug prevention by each state under federal statute. As it turns out, many states rely on this money for 100%, or nearly 100%, of prevention funding.
Between 2015 and 2019, methamphetamine‐involved overdose deaths nearly tripled, according to a study released last week by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The number of people who reported using methamphetamine did not increase at the same pace, but the study, published Sept. 22 in...
Last month, the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) announced the creation of a new nonprofit to measure the effectiveness of treatment for substance use disorder (SUD). Long committed to studying treatment outcomes, NAATP is now using a centralized clinical data...
Emergency departments (EDs) are being faced with a 30% increase in the number of visits by patients for alcohol and substance use disorders, and hospitalizations of patients with those disorders increased by 57%, from 2014 to 2018, a recent study has found. However, the study, published Sept. 13...
There is a recovery set‐aside proposal for the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment block grant, and for now, the future of this proposal is in the hands of Sen. Patty Murray (D‐Massachusetts). The Senate appropriations bill, which she will be writing with some input from others, will tell...
Virtual and in‐person: The 2021 conference of the International Network on Health and Hepatitis in Substance Users will be held Oct. 13‐15. For more information, go to https://inhsu.org/2021‐conference/
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