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By On December 18th, 2018

Treatment for mental health and addiction is on the rise thanks to key laws

Ten years after the passing of legislation requiring insurance companies to cover behavioral and mental health issues like they cover physical health conditions, a new study shows that overall treatment for mental illness and substance abuse issues have risen significantly. According to a new analysis of individual procedures or services covered by private insurance companies…

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By On September 21st, 2018

Is America’s opioid epidemic actually part of a 40-year trend?

Most would consider the opioid epidemic current affecting America to be a relatively new phenomenon driven by the rise of synthetic opioids and increasing prescription rates. However, a group of experts is now arguing the opioid crisis in America is actually part of a 40-year trend that shows no signs of stopping. Based on an…

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By On August 2nd, 2017

Death in Seconds: Everything you need to know about fentanyl

Opioid addiction and overdoses from heroin have been a problem in America for decades, but recently there has been a shift that has made the drug crisis from both prescription pills and street drugs deadlier than ever. The recent spread of illicit fentanyl use has turned a health crisis into one of the deadliest epidemics…

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By On June 21st, 2016

New Treatment Option For Opioid Addiction Gets Approval From The FDA

Opioid addictions are hitting Oklahoma hard, but a new implantable device seeks to help make treatment and recovery for those who are addicted to prescription painkillers or heroin. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just approved an implantable version of the new medication, Probuphine, which is a first of its kind treatment for opioid addiction.…

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By On September 8th, 2015

Animal Study Gives Insight To Why Depression and Addiction Treatments Sometimes Don’t Work

New research published in the journal Neuron may give inside to why drug treatments for addiction and depression are ineffective for some individuals while working on others. Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis say they believe the inconsistent effect is associated with the brain’s reward and aversion pathways. After observing mice,…

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By On June 10th, 2015

Can Social Media Really Help Treat Addiction?

Young adults who incorporate social media in their attempt to quit smoking are twice as successful as those only rely on more traditional methods, according to new research which may have implications for treatment for addiction of all forms. The study, published in Nicotine & Tobacco Research, compared the success of the Canadian social media-based…

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By On November 3rd, 2014

New Research Finds Potential Target For Cocaine Addiction Treatment

A study by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania could hugely improve treatment for cocaine addiction, as it claims to have found a potential target which would greatly improve treatment efficacy. Their findings, published in Molecular Psychiatry, show evidence that changing a single amino acid…

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By On September 19th, 2014

Overcoming Addiction Once Lowers The Risk Of Developing a New Addiction

Contrary to previous belief, a new study says people who manage to get clean after being addicted to drugs are at lower risk of developing an addiction to another substance compared to those who never overcame the fist substance use disorder. “The results are surprising, they cut against conventional clinical lore which holds that people…

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