Many people addicted to opioids are undergoing short-term detoxification, instead of receiving long-term maintenance treatment, according to a new report. In the journal Health Affairs, eight experts write this means many people are not receiving adequate opioid addiction treatment.
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The chairman of the California Assembly Health Committee announced he will examine the issue of fraud in taxpayer-funded drug rehab clinics, during a hearing on the state’s Medicaid program. The problems in the clinics were uncovered through an investigation by CNN and The Center for Investigative Reporting.
The number of women receiving treatment for substance use disorders could rise under changes that will be implemented as part of health care reform, according to an expert at UCLA.
An investigation by The Center for Investigative Reporting and CNN has uncovered fraud by California rehab clinics that receive government funds to assist clients who are poor and addicted.
The percentage of pregnant women in substance abuse treatment programs who were being treated for alcohol abuse decreased between 2000 and 2010, according to a new government report. During the same decade, the percentage of pregnant women in these programs being treated for drug abuse rose.
Pediatricians can help parents quit smoking, a new study suggests.
Services offered by a quit-smoking hotline will be drastically reduced for uninsured smokers in Washington state starting on August 1.
The police department of Quincy, Massachusetts, the first in the nation to require every officer on patrol to carry the opioid overdose antidote Narcan, reports a 95 percent success rate with the treatment, CBS News reports.
The California Department of Health Care Services announced an investigation of 16 substance abuse treatment centers for patients on Medi-Cal, the state’s insurance plan for people on welfare and other low-income residents. The centers are suspected of fraud and hiring providers who have felonies on their records.
How can we get past the stigma and ensure that our children, our loved ones and everyone affected by addiction receives the appropriate care, asks Dr. Thomas McLellan of the Treatment Research Institute.