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May 08, 2019, 10:41 ET Why Drug Overdoses in New Jersey Are Likely to Head South

New Jersey recently raised average Medicaid reimbursement rates for different modalities of addiction treatment by over 100%, on average. "This is...


Apr 16, 2019, 09:25 ET Center for Network Therapy Sees Evidence of the Perils of Legalizing Marijuana for Recreational Use Pile-Up

"As many states move to legalize marijuana for recreational use, evidence of the ill effects of marijuana continue to accumulate," said Dr. Indra...


Mar 19, 2019, 10:03 ET Why Treatment for Women Struggling with Addiction Needs to Address Women-Specific Issues

As the addiction epidemic continues to spread, it is ensnaring more women. 19.5 million women over age 18 (15.4%) used illicit drugs in the past...


Mar 04, 2019, 10:38 ET Imminent FDA Approval of Addictive Ketamine for Depression Brings Back Echoes from the Opiate Epidemic

FDA's approval of ketamine to address depression classified as 'treatment resistant' is a double-edged sword. "Ketamine is currently used as an...


Feb 13, 2019, 10:42 ET Vaping Trends and Marijuana Legalization Will Likely Exacerbate Opiate Epidemic

The CDC reported a 38% increase in tobacco use among America's youth in 2018, driven primarily by e-cigarettes (vapes). "The popularity of vaping is...


Jan 08, 2019, 08:57 ET How Incumbent, Inpatient Detoxification and Rehab for Addiction Perpetuate Stigma

Addiction has historically carried stigma, as it was viewed as a behavioral problem. An individual's struggle with addiction was rarely discussed and ...


Dec 18, 2018, 08:48 ET Hollywood Mainstreaming Addiction Should Reduce Stigma

Addiction has always carried a stigma. An individual's (or family's) struggle with addiction, difficulty finding quality treatment or attempts at...


Dec 13, 2018, 08:48 ET Drug and Alcohol Relapse Rates Spike 150% during the Holidays

The holidays are a time for people to rejoice and relax. "However, for individuals in recovery from an addiction to alcohol or drugs, it can be a...