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The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) has announced it will provide more than $634,000 in grants to 10 organizations to help at-risk populations that are struggling with increases in opioid use and overdoses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Financially strapped behavioral healthcare providers impacted by COVID-19 can now apply for relief through the Provider Relief Fund, HHS has announced. Applications are being accepted through Nov. 6.
Early data from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation suggests that virtual intensive outpatient services have been as effective as on-site IOP treatment, a promising development as providers have moved many operations to virtual platforms as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Preventing and addressing adverse childhood experiences, creating recovery-friendly workplaces, and being adaptable to meet the challenges presented by COVID-19 were among the topics discussed at a recent National Council on Behavioral Health event.
Patients with a recent substance use disorder diagnosis were found to have a significantly higher risk of developing COVID-19, according to findings in a recent study that was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
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