Marijuana in the USA

The Failing Marijuana Experiment

As one of the first states to legalize marijuana in 2012, Colorado serves as ground zero for evidence on how our country’s grand experiment with legalized marijuana is working out (the state of Washington...
Kipu Clients Grow 69%

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 study revealed that Kipu EMR clients grow 36% in the first 12 months after...

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 clip.  However, recent data showing a 100 percent increase in deaths from methamphetamines (a/k/a...
Taking Responsibility for Addiction

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 birth this year via a Caesarean (a/k/a C-section).  She shared some eye-opening insights about...
Kipu Health Management Team

The Criminalization of Addiction

This past April, the television show ‘60 Minutes’ pointed out that the US now has more people in prison than we do attending college. That was a powerful eye-opening statement. Our policy of mass...
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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 community.  After all, it's at the heart of what we do and is the...
marijuana

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 District of Columbia have legalized it for medical use, only 8 have approved it...
Jeffrey Fiorentino CEO

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 2015(1). This marked a dramatic increase of several million over a SAMHSA2 report published...

From Our CEO

A message from our CEO, Jeffrey Fiorentino ​I’d like to personally thank you for considering Kipu Health. We’ve worked hard to make Kipu the easiest, most compliant and efficient EMR platform for SUD, Eating Disorders,...

Facing Addiction In America

The Report itself is impressive in both breadth and scope. It tackles many issues and perspectives, while providing a wealth of statistical information substantiating the need to take dramatic, immediate and urgent action to...