Findings from the latest National Center for Health Statistics data brief released by CDC this month highlight an increase in the co-involvement of opioids in drug overdose deaths that involve cocaine and psychostimulants in recent years, particularly in the Northeast.
Aside from its clinical value, psychedelic-assisted therapy offers important lesson on the adoption of healthcare practices, and its worth understanding how psychedelics have gained support in medical circles.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken shared the ways in which the U.S. State Department is working with other nations and various groups to disrupt the sophisticated operations of transnational criminal drug trade organizations.
The goal of the 10 EPHS is to promote equity in health status, service access and care outcomes in a community. Applied to community behavioral health and I/DD services, this framework could give us a common yardstick to apply across different communities to assess quality and promote needed improvements in care and equity.
A day of reckoning is coming for the U.S. healthcare system’s unbearable cost, and every field should anticipate disruptive changes. Our industry will be better positioned for that day through consolidation.
Some people enter facilities in a confused crisis and neither need nor benefit from inpatient care, and conversely, some people who desperately need higher levels of care never get there. We should redirect some of our focus on inpatient stays to the challenge of ensuring everyone gets placed at the right level of care.