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Treatment Centers Risk Closing

From NPR A New Addiction Crisis: Treatment Centers Face Financial Collapse by Yuki Noguchi Fewer patients in recent months have been showing up for drug and alcohol treatment at REACH Health Services in Baltimore. But Dr. Yngvild Olsen, the medical director there, suspects it’s not for good reasons: Some have likely relapsed or delayed drug and […]


Don’t Forget About Us

Published by Medium on May 10, 2020 by Ryan Hampton. Original article can be found here. Don’t Forget About Us: People Still Need Addiction Care If we look up from what’s right in front of us — a global pandemic — we’ll remember that we’ve been battling a public health crisis for more than a decade. […]


COVID-19: Implications for People with SUDs

From Nora’s Blog, NIDA: COVID-19: Potential Implications for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders April 06, 2020 As people across the U.S. and the rest of the world contend with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the research community should be alert to the possibility that it could hit some populations with substance use disorders (SUDs) particularly hard. […]


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DEA & SAMHSA ensure practitioners may admit & treat new patients with OUD

Letter from the DEA and SAMHSA DEA Qualifying Practitioners DEA Qualifying Other Practitioners Dear Registrant: In light of the nationwide public health emergency declared by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) on January 31, 2020, as a result of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID19), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is exercising its authorities […]


Providers for Medicaid Patients Go Unpaid in MD

From the Baltimore Sun Mental Health and Addiction Providers for Medicaid Patients Go Unpaid in Maryland by Meredith Cohn Doctors and others who provide mental health and addiction services in Maryland under the Medicaid program have had millions of dollars in bills go unpaid this year because a new state payment system is malfunctioning, which […]


ONDCP Releases 2020 National Drug Control Strategy and Rural Toolkit

The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) recently released the National Drug Control Strategy report as well as a guide to assist rural communities in responding to the addiction crisis. The 2020 National Strategy prioritizes increasing access to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and supporting those in recovery with peer services, access to housing, training, education, […]


Treatment Lacks for Youth After Overdose

From  NIH Director’s Blog, January 28th, 2020 After Opioid Overdose, Most Young People Aren’t Getting Addiction Treatment Drug overdoses continue to take far too many lives, driven primarily by the opioid crisis (though other drugs, such as methamphetamine and cocaine, are also major concerns). While NIH’s Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative is taking steps to […]