Tag Archives: addiction

Recovery Advocates to Be Recognized at National Event

Four activists and a grassroots community organization will be recognized for their work as recovery advocates by Faces & Voices of Recovery. The addiction recovery advocacy organization will present the awards Wednesday, June 27 in Washington, D.C. …

Kentucky Medicaid Provider Reverses Decision on Payment for Buprenorphine

The Medicaid contractor in Kentucky that announced last week it would stop paying for the opioid addiction medication buprenorphine has reversed its decision, according to The Courier-Journal. …

Some Question Fairness of New Jersey Drug Treatment Plan

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s plan for mandatory treatment for all low-level drug offenders could reduce treatment slots for people who seek treatment voluntarily, but don’t have the money to pay for it, critics say. …

Revised Definition of Addiction Could Lead to Millions More Being Diagnosed

A proposed revision to the definition of addiction by mental health specialists could lead to millions of additional people receiving an addiction diagnosis, The New York Times reports. The changes could lead to big consequences for both health insurers and taxpayers, according to the newspaper. …

Expanded Insurance Coverage in Massachusetts Did Not Increase Addiction Treatment

A Massachusetts law passed in 2006 that expanded insurance coverage did not lead to an increase in the number of state residents who received inpatient treatment for drug and alcohol abuse at state-contracted facilities, according to a new study. …

Researchers Use Virtual Gaming Technology to Treat Veterans’ Substance Abuse

Researchers at Duke University are using virtual gaming technology to treat substance abuse in veterans. Through a computer-generated environment, they are testing former soldiers with temptations, including alcohol and drugs. …

Animal Study Suggests Link Between Binge Eating and Other Addictive Behaviors

A study of rats suggests a link between binge eating and the development of other addictive behaviors. …

PRISM Awards Honor Accurate Depiction of Substance Abuse, Addiction in TV and Film

The television shows Glee, Southland, Parenthood and Shameless, along with the feature films Warrior and Take Shelter, were among those that were honored recently at the 16th Annual PRISM Awards ceremony. …

Manipulating Memories Could Help Prevent Drug Addiction Relapse

Manipulating memories of people formerly addicted to drugs may help them avoid relapse, a new study suggests. …

Exercise May Make it Harder to Break an Addiction, Animal Study Suggests

Exercise may make it more difficult to break an addiction in some cases, a study of cocaine-addicted mice suggests. …