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Study Finds Elevated Death Rates Shortly After Hospitalization for Substance Abuse

A new study finds elevated rates of suicides and overdose deaths in the month after people have been released from the hospital for substance abuse treatment. Researchers found death rates were substantially higher for those who had been out of the hospital for less than one month, compared with those who had been out for at least one year. …

Top 10 Join Together Features of the Summer

In case you missed any of our thought-provoking columns this summer, from individuals such as Rep. Mary Bono Mack of California, Dr. Stuart Gitlow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, Dr. Sharon Stanliff of the Harm Reduction Coalition and other industry experts, please find our top 10 features of the summer here. …

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. …

Ohio Law Allows Involuntary Addiction Treatment, if Families Pay Up Front

An Ohio law that recently went into effect in Ohio allows families to seek involuntary addiction treatment for a loved one—if the family agrees to pay for it. …

Addiction: Misunderstood, Greatly Undertreated, Report Finds

Only about one in 10 people who need treatment for addiction to drugs or alcohol receive it, according to a new report. Many who do receive treatment do not receive evidence-based care, according to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. …

Facebook Can Negatively Affect Teens’ Substance Use Treatment, Study Suggests

Using Facebook and other social networking sites can negatively affect teenagers’ treatment for substance use disorders, a new study suggests. …

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. …

Commentary: Research-Informed Solutions to Substance Use Problems

Research has contributed much knowledge over the decades to smarter prevention of addiction, more efficient early interventions, better and more sustained treatment outcomes, and wiser policies. Now it’s time for research to transform all this knowledge into solutions, says A. Thomas McLellan, PhD, CEO of the Treatment Research Institute. …

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. …

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. …