Tag Archives: substance abuse

Some Insurance Companies Won’t Cover Opioid Abuse Treatment, Addiction Specialist Says

Some insurance companies deny coverage for opioid abuse treatment, according to an Oklahoma addiction specialist. …

Substance Abuse Has Major Economic Impact in the Workplace

Substance abuse is taking a major toll on employers in terms of costs and productivity, The Oklahoman reports. Drug abuse costs U.S. employers $276 billion a year. …

Almost Half of College Student Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions Involve Alcohol

Almost half of all admissions for substance abuse treatment that involve college students are primarily related to alcohol, according to a new government report. …

CADCA National Leadership Forum to Focus on Fighting Substance Abuse

Substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists will meet February 6-9 in Washington, D.C., for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's (CADCA) 22nd annual National Leadership Forum. …

Active-Duty Military and Veterans Prone to Substance Abuse, Depression and Suicide

Three new studies show active-duty military personnel and veterans are prone to substance abuse, depression and suicide. …

Substance Abuse Rates Far Higher in Those With Mental Illness, Report Finds

A new government report finds that rates of substance abuse are far higher in people with mental illness. The report found that one in five adults in the United States—nearly 50 million people—experienced mental illness in the past year. …

Program for Pregnant Women at Risk of Substance Abuse Could Lead to Big Cost Savings

A prenatal intervention program, for stopping substance use in pregnancy, could save almost $2 billion annually if it were implemented nationwide, a new study suggests. …

Study Finds Targeting Multiple Areas of Young People’s Lives Can Help Prevent Drug Use

Programs that target multiple areas of young people’s lives, including family, peers, community and school, may help prevent drug use and risky sexual behavior, according to a new study. …

Substance Abuse Often Plays Role in Child Neglect or Abuse in Kentucky

Substance abuse often plays a role in cases of child abuse or neglect in Kentucky, according to an investigation by the Lexington Herald-Leader. …

Family-Based Program Reduces Substance Use Among African-American Teens

A family-centered prevention program can help deter substance use, conduct problems and depressive symptoms among rural African-American teens, a new study finds. …