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ONDCP acting director Regina LaBelle outlined the seven priorities that will guide the administration's first year, and Admiral Charles Ray, vice commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, explained how working with partner law enforcement agencies has helped in cracking down on maritime drug trafficking.
Therapies/Treatments
NIH director Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, and NIDA director Nora Volkow, MD, provided Rx Summit attendees with an update on several Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) projects that include treatment interventions and research around drug use trends.
Credentialing
An interstate compact that will allow professional counselors who are licensed and reside in one member state to practice in all participating states is closer to being enacted after bills were approved by Georgia and Maryland legislatures.
Counseling
A study released this week by researchers at Johns Hopkins found that individuals with serious mental health conditions are less likely to receive addiction treatment.
Coronavirus
In a recent survey conducted by the American Psychological Association, 29% of psychologists said they are seeing more patients since the start of the pandemic, and almost all are now using telehealth platforms at least part of the time to provide treatment.
Perspectives
Providers can leverage a variety of technologies to support patients in all phases of recovery, during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Coronavirus
Two studies released this month have brought into focus the degree to which Americans are turning to illicit substances and alcohol in response to the stress brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Counseling
The addition of recovery coaching and the use of a digital breathalyzer test were found to reduce participant attrition rates in an outpatient SUD treatment program.
Technology
A national study of 2,619 licensed psychologists conducted by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University found that their clinical work conducted via telehealth platforms has increased 12-fold since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Counseling
The National Council on Problem Gambling is collaborating with a gambling harm minimization group on a variety of advocacy, training and education initiatives.
Counseling
Now that the cohort in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study has reached ages 12 to 14, more questions will be answered about how substance use affects youth development.
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