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Germany’s Approach To Addiction

The United States and the industrialized nations of Europe have vastly differing views on the nature of addiction and how their societies should deal with it. Case in point: Germany. During the “opioid explosion” decade, Germany’s addiction rates remained flat. Experts have looked closely at the two countries’ distinct views of pain, pain management standards and…

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A Tale of Two Crises: Part 2

Mental health and addiction experts are warning that the COVID-19 pandemic may derail the fragile progress they’ve made addressing the opioid crisis. As fear, anxiety and economic uncertainties mount, officials fear a new wave of addiction in the making. A third crisis. Of course, we’re all asking: “How long?”  But now we’re also asking a more…

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A Tale of Two Crises: Part 1

When Jenny, age 34, learned that her Boston-area AA meetings had been moved online in response to the Massachusetts COVID-19 situation, she was alarmed, “The whole point is to be around people and feel connected. I’ll be totally missing that.”Jenny’s not alone. While individuals in recovery today have options to attend meetings and receive services…

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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, Behavioral Health and Autism — but keep reading, there’s much more to the story. ​You see, through a personal battle…

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A Final Perspective

The last section of the Surgeon General’s 2016 Report (the “Report”) is entitled “Vision for the Future: A Public Health Approach”.  It was primarily a summation of the entire Report but also provided some final compelling statistics.  They saved some of the most interesting facts for last to keep our attention.  It also gave me…