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NJ responds to 48-hour “window of highest risk” for opioid overdoses.

Just In: New Jersey legislature authorizes its paramedics to administer buprenorphine to patients after reviving them, for a “softer landing.” …

Published: September 4, 2019

America’s current opioid crisis is the symptom of a larger, deeper problem.

Over the 100 counties with the highest fatal drug overdose rates in the U.S., more than 75% are within the …

Published: August 14, 2019

SAMHSA’s Grim Numbers; The Opioid Crisis Hits the White House Homepage

A Deepening Crisis in America Updated Numbers from SAMHSA: Hope, but the battle rages on. The latest dispatch from SAMHSA …

Published: July 3, 2019

Google (and big data) enter the drug rehab business.

A “tech-focused” addiction treatment and research center in Dayton, OH. Could this be a game changer? Alphabet steps up in …

Published: May 22, 2019

The “Third Wave” of The Opioid Crisis: Fentanyl.

Fentanyl-involved deaths soar in the U.S. A Frightening Report from The Centers for Disease Control. Two weeks ago, on March …

Published: April 10, 2019

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders: No long shrouded in darkness January 09, 2019 CEO Blog  It’s not clear if we’re seeing an increase …

Published: January 9, 2019

Medication Assisted Treatment and Policy

Getting The Job Done Despite A Patchwork of State and Federal Opioid Treatment Policies Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is gathering …

Published: November 15, 2018

America’s Opioid Epidemic

The national opioid epidemic is now front and center in American media and the government’s agenda because it has exacted …

Published: October 10, 2018

Regularly Review Your Insurance Coverage

We all know the importance of having insurance but the logic sometimes escapes us when it comes time to pay …

Published: August 15, 2018

The Decriminalization Experiment

Portugal decriminalized the possession and consumption of drugs in 2001 and since then has seen a dramatic reduction in overdoses, …

Published: April 18, 2018

Telehealth’s Impact On Addiction Treatment

Telehealth utilizes communication technologies, (computers, smart phones, tablets) to provide health care, substance abuse counseling and behavioral health services remotely. …

Published: January 5, 2018

The Failing Marijuana Experiment

As one of the first states to legalize marijuana in 2012, Colorado serves as ground zero for evidence on how …

Published: December 6, 2017

Kipu Clients Grow 69% in Two Years

We just completed a five year study of 1,300 addiction treatment facilities using Kipu through 400,000 episodes of care. The …

Published: November 22, 2017

Meth An Escalating Problem

The opioid crisis is getting all the headlines as overdose deaths keep growing every year at a shocking 15-20 percent …

Published: October 24, 2017

Taking Responsibility For Addiction

I recently got into a conversation about the opioid epidemic with my sister who is a doctor and an OBGYN, and gave …

Published: October 10, 2017

The Criminalization of Addiction

This past April, the television show ‘60 Minutes’ pointed out that the US now has more people in prison than …

Published: September 26, 2017

Recovery: What Does It Mean?

You might think the definition of “Recovery” should be fairly straight-forward, particularly for those of us in the addiction treatment …

Published: September 6, 2017

Is Canada Replacing The Maple Leaf with The Marijuana Leaf?

The US market for marijuana was $6.1 billion in 2016, a 34% increase over 2015. While 29 states and the …

Published: August 30, 2017

From Our CEO

A message from our CEO, Jeffrey Fiorentino ​Hello, and thank you for considering Kipu Systems. We have worked hard to …

Published: August 29, 2017

Destined to Get Worse…Before It Gets Better

Addiction is crippling our nation. Over 27.7 million people in the US used illicit drugs or abused prescription drugs in …

Published: August 28, 2017

A Final Perspective

The last section of the Surgeon General’s 2016 Report (the “Report”) is entitled “Vision for the Future: A Public Health …

Published: August 28, 2017

Facing Addiction In America

The Report itself is impressive in both breadth and scope. It tackles many issues and perspectives, while providing a wealth …

Published: August 28, 2017

Reach Them While They’re Young

A study cited in the report estimated that every dollar spent on effective, school-based prevention programs can save an estimated …

Published: August 16, 2017

Breaking The Wall of Addiction

For far too long, alcoholism and drug abuse have been primarily considered social and criminal problems.  As a result, addiction …

Published: July 18, 2017

Augmented & Virtual Reality in Addiction Treatment

Coming Attraction – AR, VR & AI In Addiction Treatment.​ Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality have captured our imagination, as …

Published: May 24, 2017

America’s Addiction Tragedy

Failing to Treat Its Afflicted CitizensAccording to a recent landmark U.S. Surgeon General’s Report, there is a huge deficit of …

Published: May 24, 2017

The Sooner the Better

US Surgeon’s General Report – Third In The Series. When most of us think of addiction, the first thing that …

Published: May 24, 2017

$1 Billion Approved

US Surgeon’s General Report – First In The Series. After a year or so of back and forth, Congress finally …

Published: May 22, 2017

Carfentanil: The Elephant Sedative Killing People

Carfentanil. If there was ever a drug designed to wreak havoc – this is it! Only 5 milligrams (about 1/16th …

Published: May 18, 2017

Mental Health Reform Act of 2015

S.1945 — 114th Congress (2015-2016) To make available needed psychiatric, psychological, and supportive services for individuals with mental illness and …

Published: May 17, 2017

The Medication Assisted Treatment Debate

There is an understandable general reluctance in the addiction treatment community to Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). In the past, MATs …

Published: May 16, 2017

The Controlled Substance Agreement

The out-of-control opioid epidemic has left most professionals scratching their heads. “If we could only figure out how to stop …

Published: April 24, 2017

The Growing Importance of I.T. In Addiction Treatment

For many addiction treatment center owners, the mere mention of the word “technology” is enough to make you shudder. It …

Published: March 23, 2017

Advanced Legal Planning

We live in an amazing country! The United States is a world leader in most critical areas, including aerospace, technology, …

Published: March 22, 2017

The More Alcohol Kids See, The More They Consume

A recent study from the Boston University School of Medicine and Public Health demonstrated a direct correlation between a child’s …

Published: March 21, 2017

The Business of Addiction Treatment

In the coming months, I’ll be exploring important issues on my CEO Blog, that can and will affect addiction treatment. …

Published: March 20, 2017

Diversion

The criminal justice system has given the word Diversion an entirely new meaning. At some point in the last few …

Published: February 20, 2017

Addiction Treatment: East vs West

Global News​ I think we all have a pretty good idea about basic addiction treatment in America.  Sure, we wish …

Published: February 15, 2017