We curate a digest of the latest news in our field for advocates, policymakers, community coalitions and all who work toward shaping policies and practices to effectively prevent substance use and treat addiction.
The demand for mental health treatment soared during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, creating what the American Psychological Association is calling a “mental health tsunami,” HealthDay reports.
During the pandemic, many addiction treatment providers switched from in-person treatment to telehealth care. Researchers reviewing studies comparing these two approaches say the potential benefits of telehealth are still unclear, HealthDay reports.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced this week it has authorized the marketing of three new tobacco products, CNN reports. R.J. Reynolds will be allowed to sell three of its Vuse vape products.
College students who misuse prescription stimulant medications such as Adderall or Ritalin in an attempt to focus better while studying are at increased risk of misusing other substances including alcohol and marijuana, new research finds.
California’s state attorney general has approved signature gathering for a proposed ballot initiative that would decriminalize the psychedelic drug psilocybin, the psychoactive compound found in “magic mushrooms.”