The drugs gabapentin and baclofen, both of which are sometimes prescribed instead of opioids for chronic pain, are increasingly being misused, according to a new report. The drugs are being used in a growing number of suicide attempts.
Getting help for a young person with a mental health disorder or a substance use problem is hard. It’s even harder when these disorders occur in the same person , Harold S. Koplewicz, MD, President of Child Mind Institute, and Fred Muench, PhD, President of Center of Addiction, explain.
A new government report finds suicide rates increased across the country between 1999 and 2016. Increases in the suicide rate were seen across age, gender, race and ethnicity, according to The Washington Post.
Substance use disorders, suicides and diabetes are driving a rise in premature deaths in almost half of the United States, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act would eliminate a requirement that Medicaid cover basic addiction and mental health services in states that expanded the government healthcare program, The Washington Post reports.
More people with substance use disorders and mental illness had insurance coverage in 2014 because of the expansion of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, a new study finds. Many barriers to treatment remain, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
The Drug Enforcement Administration’s decision earlier this month to make kratom a Schedule I drug is facing resistance from advocates who say they use the drug to cope with a variety of medical issues including post-traumatic stress disorder, alcoholism and fibromyalgia.