Report: Most Insurance Plans Provide Inadequate Addiction Treatment Coverage

A new report from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University found that more than two-thirds of insurance policies violate the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA) regulations concerning coverage for addiction treatment services. The report is titled Uncovering Coverage Gaps: A Review of Addiction Benefits in ACA Plans. Although the passage of […]

Drug Rehab Reviews

Reviews are among the hottest trends in the treatment industry for both consumers/potential clients as well as facilities. People seeking help for themselves or loved ones want to be able to get third party validation of rehab centers from someone else who has been there before. This is completely understandable, and there should be references […]

How Mindfulness Enhances Recovery

There is a growing body of research showing the benefits of incorporating mindfulness practices into many parts of our daily lives. Recovery is no exception, as it has been shown to be particularly helpful in preventing relapse and improving overall mental stability. Sometimes there are some misconceptions of what mindfulness really is, as people may […]

What Role Do Drug Companies Play in the Opioid Epidemic?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 44 people die each day from an overdose on prescription painkillers. In all, more than 47,000 people died of drug overdoses in a single year, according to the most recent statistics, and about 60% of them are tied to opioids such as prescription narcotics […]

Study Links Substance Abuse, Stress to Teen Violence

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Substance abuse and stress appear to be major catalysts for teen violence. A recent study published in the Journal of Pediatrics shows that despite the belief that race, community or culture are the major determining factors when it comes to violent behavior at a young age, drug use and stress are more of the main […]

Drug-Related Overdose Deaths Reach New High, Predicted to Keep Increasing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that drug overdose deaths hit an all-time high, led by a flood of opiate use. Overall, opiods were responsible for about 60% of the 47,000 overdose fatalities in America in 2014. Deaths from heroin specifically jumped over 25%, topping more than 10,000 lives lost. We […]

Marijuana Use and Addiction Sharply Increase

A recent study showed that marijuana use among adults more than doubled in just a dozen years. The results were published in JAMA Psychiatry last month. Researchers found that the percentage of adults who used marijuana in 2001 was about 4.1, but that number ballooned to 9.5 by 2013. Many experts believe that marijuana use […]

Huge Rally in DC Follows Recovery Month

September marked the 26th annual observance of National Recovery Month. Events were held all over the country in support of addiction treatment and recovery, including concerts, walks, runs, rallies, expos, conferences and more. Rather than those events ending in September, a new group called Facing Addiction held a huge rally in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, […]

Methadone Overdose Deaths Often Overlooked

With so much attention placed on the heroin and other opioid-related deaths in the United States in recent years, many people have forgotten how many lives have been lost to accidental overdose on methadone. In fact, the Federal government just announced additional funding for opioid-replacement therapy to treat heroin addiction using methadone or buprenorphine. As […]

Rehabs Going Corporate

The fastest growing segment of drug and alcohol rehabs in the U.S. appears to be private for-profit companies, which have increased from about 25% of facilities to 32% within the last decade. The number of private non-profits, while still making up the biggest percentage, has dropped from 61% to 55%. Programs that are publicly supported […]