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Given their position as a first point of criminal justice contact for many individuals with behavioral health needs, jails can facilitate a reduction in recidivism by implementing screening and assessment practices, said Albert Kopak, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Western Carolina University.
A new initiative will seek to identify rapid-cycle improvements to treatment for patients with opioid use disorder and at risk of HIV.
Hepatitis C infection is becoming a growing problem in young drug-using populations, but screening efforts continue to lag, a new study suggests.
A national study from the Cleveland Clinic finds a substantial increase in hospitalizations for endocarditis that were related to substance use.
CODAC Behavioral Healthcare is piloting a mobile treatment unit that is bringing medical care, counseling and referral guidance to high-need communities.
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