Tag Archives: substance abuse

Bonuses for Therapists Increase Thoroughness of Teen Substance Abuse Treatment

Therapists who treat adolescents for drug and alcohol abuse deliver more complete treatment when they are offered monetary rewards based on the quality and quantity of care they deliver, suggests a new study. …

37 Percent of Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions Involve Both Drugs and Alcohol

A report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration finds 37.2 percent of treatment admissions for substance abuse involve both drugs and alcohol. …

Substance Use Disorder Experts Expect to See Rise in Abuse After Aurora Shootings

Substance abuse treatment centers say they expect to see increased drug and alcohol abuse in the wake of the shootings in Aurora, Colorado, according to The Denver Post. …

Report Calls Substance Abuse a Growing Problem Among Older Americans

Substance abuse is a growing problem among older Americans, and the nation’s health care system is not prepared to adequately address the need, according to a report by the Institute of Medicine. …

Supreme Court Decision “Extremely Uplifting” for Substance Abuse Field, Expert Says

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act is extremely uplifting for the substance abuse field, according to A. Thomas McLellan, PhD, CEO of the Treatment Research Institute and former Deputy Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. …

Congressmen Argue Insurers Decrease Coverage for Mental Health and Addiction Treatment

Three current members of the U.S. House, joined by two former members, argued this week that health insurers are trying to take advantage of customers by decreasing coverage of mental health and addiction treatment. …

More Florida Baby Boomers Entering Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

A growing number of Floridians in their 50s are entering publicly funded substance abuse treatment programs, according to a new report. …

Treating Teens for Depression Can Reduce Odds of Future Drug Abuse

Treating teenagers for major depression can reduce the odds they will develop a drug use disorder, a new study suggests. …

Family Dinners May Not Have Big Effect on Teens’ Substance Abuse Risk, Study Suggests

Family dinners, long considered to be a way to reduce the odds of teen substance abuse, may not be as effective as previously thought, a new study suggests. …

U.S. Looks to Other Nations for Addiction Treatment Ideas: Kerlikowske

The United States is looking to other nations for ideas on how to treat addiction as a disease, the U.S. Director of National Drug Control Policy said Tuesday. …