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Doctors charged with illegal opioid prescriptions

From the Washington Post. Doctors in five states charged with prescribing pain killers for cash, sex by Sari Horwitz and Scott Higham Dozens of medical professionals in five states were charged Wednesday with participating in the illegal prescribing of more than 32 million pain pills, including doctors who prosecutors said traded sex for prescriptions and […]


States Require Reversal Drug with Opioid Prescriptions

From Kaiser Health News. More States Say Doctors Must Offer Overdose Reversal Drug Along With Opioids In a growing number of states, patients who get opioids for serious pain may leave their doctors’ offices with a second prescription — for naloxone, a drug that can save their lives if they overdose on the powerful painkillers. […]


Brain Energy Patterns and Alcohol

From NIH NIH study of brain energy patterns provides new insights into alcohol effects Assessing the patterns of energy use and neuronal activity simultaneously in the human brain improves our understanding of how alcohol affects the brain, according to new research by scientists at the National Institutes of Health. The new approach for characterizing brain […]


Two decades of data reveal overall increase in pain, opioid use among U.S. adults

From NIH. Researchers measured pain’s impact on normal work activities, people’s health status, and health care use. Prompted by a call from the National Academy of Medicine, then the Institute of Medicine, for improved national data on pain, a recent study provides new insights concerning pain trends and opioid use for pain management. Researchers used […]


New – TIP 61: Behavioral Health Services for American Indians and Alaska Natives

For Behavioral Health Service Providers, Administrators, and Supervisors TIP 61 provides behavioral health professionals with practical guidance about Native American history, historical trauma, and critical cultural perspectives in their work with American Indian and Alaska Native clients. The TIP discusses the demographics, social challenges, and behavioral health concerns of Native Americans. It highlights the importance […]