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November 22, 2020
A combination of the COVID-19 pandemic and a rise in e-commerce has changed familiar traffic patterns around the globe for several illicit substances, Stephen McConachie, chief operations manager for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, told Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit attendees in a Sunday…
November 22, 2020
As those around an individual in recovery from a substance use disorder celebrate that person regaining sobriety, it’s important for loved ones and practitioners alike to recognize that the person is simultaneously experiencing a loss, Derrick Johnson, LCMHC, LCAS, MAC, NCC, executive and clinical…
November 21, 2020
With the lethality, availability and use of stimulants all greatly increasing in the U.S. in recent years and the COVID-19 pandemic complicating the treatment landscape for patients and practitioners alike, it’s critical for providers to weather the storm, Deni Carise, PhD, chief science officer…
November 21, 2020
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…
November 20, 2020
Largely fueled by a surge in methamphetamine and cocaine use, as well as fentanyl, overdose deaths in the United States increased 4.6% in the United States in 2019, NIDA director Nora Volkow, MD, told attendees in a Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit keynote address presented Friday.
November 20, 2020
Fentanyl remains the No. 1 illicit substance threat in the state of Vermont, but multiple trends point to cocaine and methamphetamine becoming increasingly prevalent within the state, drug intelligence officer James Downes, MS, and public health analyst Stephanie Thompson, MPA of the Vermont…
November 18, 2020
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. Other findings from the study, which…
November 13, 2020
Judge Kevin R. Mullins of Kentucky’s 47th district has seen first-hand, both in his courtroom and in his preceding years as an assistant commonwealth attorney, the damaging effects that illicit substances have had on Letcher County in the eastern part of the state. He has also observed the powerful…
November 10, 2020
Universal Health Services announced that Siobhan Morse, MHSA, CRC, CAI, MAC, divisional director of clinical services in the organization's Behavioral Health Division, has been presented with a 2020 National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month Presidential Proclamation.
November 09, 2020
Across the world, social distancing and local lockdowns have disrupted the treatment of, and recovery from, substance use disorder (SUD). There is a troubling uptick in opioid use during the COVID-19 pandemic in some regions of the country. Individuals cannot get to counseling or community support…
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