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 newly launched national 988 mental health hotline is receiving a high volume of calls, texts and chat messages, AP reports. The helpline received 154,585 more calls, texts and chat messages in November 2022 compared with the old national lifeline in November 2021.
View our curated digest of the latest research news, including the comparative effectiveness of two bundled implementation strategies in a randomized controlled trial to improve substance use treatment receipt among justice-involved youth.
Federal regulators are proposing an update to federal treatment regulations for opioid use disorder, STAT reports. The update would make permanent COVID-era policies that allow take-home doses of methadone and the use of telehealth to access buprenorphine prescriptions.
The company that makes the opioid overdose antidote Narcan announced this week that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has fast-tracked its application for an over-the-counter version of the treatment, CBS News reports.