Substance Abuse

Federal regulations restrict doctors from prescribing addiction medications

March 11, 2019

Federal regulations restrict doctors from prescribing addiction medications

Addiction Substance Abuse

Opioid-based medications, like buprenorphine, are quite useful to help prevent overdoses, curb cravings, and allow patients dealing with drug abuse issues to get through the day without any fear of painful withdrawal symptoms. Such prescription drug addiction treatment drugs help people achieve long-lasting recovery from addiction and are far more reliable than quitting drug abuse…

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MHPAEA leads to increased spending on outpatient substance abuse treatment

March 08, 2019

MHPAEA leads to increased spending on outpatient substance abuse treatment

Addiction Substance Abuse

The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) has contributed towards increased expenditure on outpatient treatment pertaining to substance abuse, without contributing much to increase the expenditure on outpatient mental health care. This finding was released by Norah Mulvaney-Day and her team of scientists through a report published in February 2019. Norah…

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FDA to hold first public hearings on CBD regulation in April

March 08, 2019

FDA to hold first public hearings on CBD regulation in April

Addiction Substance Abuse

In a recent announcement, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declared that it intended to hold the first civil hearings on cannabidiol or CBD in April 2019. The agency would work on the rules and regulations governing the use of CBD in foods, drinks, and other products. Addressing the House Appropriations Committee on February…

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Opioid overdose death rates likely to rise sharply in coming years

March 06, 2019

Opioid overdose death rates likely to rise sharply in coming years

Addiction Substance Abuse

The opioid epidemic, which has taken over the United States by storm, is far from being over. According to a recent projection pertaining to opioid overdose death rates, the number of fatal overdose is likely to rise sharply in the coming years. Even though there is steady progress in terms of reducing prescription drug abuse…

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CBD and its budding popularity in the world of marijuana addiction

March 04, 2019

CBD and its budding popularity in the world of marijuana addiction

Addiction Marijuana Substance Abuse

A name that is gaining popularity these days in the world of marijuana addiction is cannabidiol (CBD). A part of the cannabis plant, it is different from both cannabinoid and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main active ingredient of cannabis. This popularity is noteworthy especially in the wake of more and more states across the U.S. legalizing…

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