Reach them while their young

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 $18 in costs related to problems later in life. Yet, only 8-to-10 percent of...
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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 was treated wholly separate and apart from general medical care.  This practice continued throughout...

Augmented & Virtual Reality in Addiction Treatment

Coming Attraction – AR, VR & AI In Addiction Treatment.​ Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality have captured our imagination, as people and entire industries contemplate the myriad of ways we can integrate them into society. The...
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America’s Addiction Tragedy

Failing to Treat Its Afflicted Citizens According to a recent landmark U.S. Surgeon General's Report, there is a huge deficit of addiction treatment facilities in America, just as our national opioid epidemic is hitting epic...
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The Sooner the Better

  US Surgeon’s General Report - Third In The Series. When most of us think of addiction, the first thing that comes to mind is someone in severe distress, whose life has otherwise become unmanageable, whether...
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$1 Billion Approved

US Surgeon’s General Report - First In The Series. After a year or so of back and forth, Congress finally passed ground-breaking legislation funding $1 billion to help fight our national epidemic of addiction, signed...
Carfentanil

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 the size of a baby aspirin) is strong enough to take down a one-ton Buffalo...

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 families in mental health crisis, and for other purposes. Table of Contents: TITLE I—ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR MENTAL...
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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 have proven to be of questionable reliability, at best, particularly since many substance abusers...

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 all this madness right in its tracks..." I know it's something we've all felt...