Category results for "Treatment"

New Tools Identify Substance Use Treatment Needs in Criminal Justice System

People in prisons and jails are four times more likely to have a substance use disorder than the general public, yet services for this population are sorely lacking, according to experts at George Mason University.

Choosing Substance Abuse Treatment Over Prison Could Save Billions: Study

Sending substance-abusing state prisoners to community-based treatment programs instead of prisons could reduce crime and save billions of dollars, a new study concludes.

Commentary: Learning As We Go: Critical Assessment of Addiction Research and Practice

A recent article drew attention to the fact that some substance abuse counselors believe moderate drinking is an option for individuals with substance use disorders. Phyllis Abel Gardner, PhD, President of IC&RC reacts to this news.

Smokers Can Lower Anxiety Levels by Quitting, Study Suggests

Smokers can lower their anxiety levels by quitting, a new study suggests. The decrease is particularly noticeable among people who used smoking to cope, instead of for pleasure.

Study Shows Racial Disparities in Completion of Substance Abuse Treatment

Black and Hispanic patients who enter publicly funded alcohol and drug treatment programs are less likely to complete treatment, compared with white patients, a new study finds.

Vermont to Institute DUI Courts

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin announced Monday the state will set up DUI courts to reduce the number of repeat drunk drivers. The courts will operate much like the three drug courts in the state, according to the Associated Press.

New Mexico Jail Announces It Will Stop Treating Inmates With Methadone

New Mexico’s largest jail will no longer use methadone to treat inmates who are addicted to drugs, The New York Times reports. The jail’s warden cited cost concerns. He also questioned the program’s effectiveness.

Sales of Smoking Cessation Products Reach $1 Billion

Smoking cessation product sales reached $1 billion last year in the United States, according to the market research firm Mintel. Sales are expected to reach $1.2 billion by 2017, according to

Study: No Added Benefit From Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Opioid Dependence

People who are dependent on opioids and are being treated with buprenorphine do not receive additional benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy, a new study finds.

Opioid-Overdose Antidote Can Save Lives and Money, Study Concludes

The opioid-overdose antidote naloxone can save lives and money when distributed to heroin users, a new study finds.

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