Category results for "Treatment"

Commentary: Countering the Myths About Methadone

Methadone maintenance has been used in the United States for approximately 50 years as an effective treatment for opioid addiction. Yet many myths about its use persist, discouraging patients from using methadone, and leading family members to pressure patients using the treatment to stop, explains addiction expert Dr. Edwin A. Salsitz.

Experts Say Many People Addicted to Opioids Not Getting Adequate Treatment

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.

California Lawmaker to Hold Hearing on Fraud in Taxpayer-Funded Rehab Clinics

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.

More Women Could Receive Addiction Treatment Under Health Reform: Expert

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.

Investigation Uncovers Fraud by California Rehab Clinics

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.

Treatment for Alcohol Abuse Drops in Pregnant Women, While Drug Treatment Rises

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: Study

Pediatricians can help parents quit smoking, a new study suggests.

Budget Cuts Hit Quit-Smoking Line in Washington State

Services offered by a quit-smoking hotline will be drastically reduced for uninsured smokers in Washington state starting on August 1.

Massachusetts City Reports 95% Success Rate With Opioid Overdose Antidote Narcan

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.

16 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers in California Investigated for Fraud

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.

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