By now, almost everyone has heard the big announcement from CVS/pharmacy that their stores will become tobacco-free by October 1. This is a significant milestone, and yet it’s just the latest chapter of a long story explains Bob Gordon, winner of Legacy’s 2013 Community Activist Award.
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The private equity firm Bain Capital recently took over the largest chain of substance treatment facilities in Massachusetts, The Boston Globe reports. Bain, which usually makes investments in brand-name companies such as Dunkin’ Donuts, sees treating addiction as big business.
Top headlines of the week from Friday, April 4- Thursday, April 10, 2014.
The recent spike in heroin deaths—which is real– is being attributed to heroin mixed with fentanyl. We wring our hands about overdoses, but do little to make effective treatment widely available. Policy changes must be made to end this scandal explains David L. Rosenbloom, PhD, Professor at Boston University School of Public Health.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a handheld device that delivers a single dose of the opioid overdose antidote naloxone, The New York Times reports.
Major obstacles remain to expanded treatment for addiction through the Medicaid program, according to USA Today. Although the Affordable Care Act requires treatment be offered to people who are newly insured through insurance exchanges or Medicaid, experts say a federal law is limiting available beds nationwide.
Top headlines of the week from Friday, March 28- Thursday, April 3, 2014.
Commentary: From Lemons to Lemonade and Defense to Offense: An Activist’s Journey on the Road to Parity
My 18-year recovery journey to get parity passed and implemented is not over, but it’s important to share some lessons learned along the way, says Carol McDaid.
Top headlines of the week from Friday, March 21- Thursday, March 27, 2014.
An approach to meditation called “mindfulness,” which teaches self-awareness, can be effective in preventing relapses of drug and alcohol abuse, a new study suggests.