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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.” A Paradigm Shift Amid a Rising Death Toll FACT: A large number of patients discharged...

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 heart of Appalachia or the former U.S. industrial belt. The connection between poverty, unemployment and...
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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 isn't pretty... The opioid crisis continues to destroy lives. The bottom line: one hundred and...

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 14, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published some disturbing findings regarding the state...
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Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders: No long shrouded in darkness January 09, 2019 CEO Blog  It’s not clear if we’re seeing an increase in eating disorder cases or simply a greater public exposure to a devastating disease that’s gone largely...
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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 tremendous momentum--quickly. In combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, MAT is offering hope as an...
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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 a heavy financial and social toll. Its affects have been (1) mentioned in the...
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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 that expensive premium each month. However, given the spate of cases that abound, especially...
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The Decriminalization Experiment

Portugal decriminalized the possession and consumption of drugs in 2001 and since then has seen a dramatic reduction in overdoses, HIV and drug-related crime. Several other countries including The Netherlands and Switzerland have also...
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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. This has been a hot topic as of late, and for good reason, it...