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Substance Use Disorder (SUD)

Howard County funds $1.5M for SUD residential treatment centers

From the Baltimore Sun Howard County announces $1.5 million in funding for substance-use disorder residential treatment centers October 5, 2021 | by Katie V. Jones Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced Tuesday that $1.5 million in grant funding would be divided between three county residential treatment centers for those facing substance-use disorders: Howard House in […]


Filmmaker highlights language barriers fueling overdose crisis in Philly’s Black communities

From Metro Philly, by Brandon Dorfman, September 1, 2021 In the new short film “OPIOIDS: A Breakdown of the Invisible Overdose Crisis in the Black Community,” artist and filmmaker Richard Patterson, Jr. recalls Philadelphia’s transition from crack cocaine to Percocets and the language barriers that separated the Black community. Everyone talked about percs, Patterson said […]


Methamphetamine Deaths Soar, Hitting Black And Native Americans Especially Hard

From NPR, by Brian Mann, 09/22/21 When Winnie White Tail convened a new session of inpatient substance use treatment last month for members of the Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes, she found that roughly half her clients were struggling with methamphetamine addiction. “It’s readily available, it’s easy to get,” White Tail says. She’s a Cheyenne tribal […]


Opioid prescriptions fell over past decade while drug overdose deaths climbed: AMA report

From The Hill, by Justine Coleman, 09/21/21 Physicians have prescribed 44 percent less opioids over the past decade, yet fatal and nonfatal drug overdoses have continued to climb, according to a new report from the American Medical Association (AMA). The association called on lawmakers to “act now” over the overdose statistic. AMA’s report documented a […]


COVID-19 Vaccinations

BLOG June 11, 2021 By Dr. Nora Volkow Substance use disorders (SUDs) are among several health conditions that have been identified by the CDC as increasing a person’s risk for becoming severely ill from COVID-19. For this reason, it is especially important that people who use or are addicted to drugs become vaccinated. Because people […]


OUD Treatment Restrictions Eased

HHS Releases New Buprenorphine Practice Guidelines, Expanding Access to Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Tuesday, April 27, 2021 In an effort to get evidenced-based treatment to more Americans with opioid use disorder, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is releasing new buprenorphine practice guidelines that among other things, remove a longtime requirement tied […]


Telehealth Addiction Treatment Comes of Age

From Treatment Magazine Virtual healthcare, which has proliferated and become more sophisticated during the pandemic, will be an even greater presence in the future By Jason Langendorf Eight months was all it took for Eric Bogue to be transformed from a person frustrated and only half-interested in his recovery into a true believer and apostle […]