Posts Tagged: addiction

Combating the Opioid Epidemic

The complexity of the problem can’t be overstated. Opioid addiction can have many different causes, from over-prescribing opioids for pain to improper disposal methods of unused drugs and limited treatment and rehabilitation resources. But there is a solution that can address all of these complexities as well as increase awareness and connect opioid victims to… Read more »

Freedom From Nicotine Addiction

This July 4, as we commemorate our nation’s independence, declare your freedom from nicotine addiction or encourage a smoker in your life to quit. To promote this different kind of independence, CDC created an eCard, button, and a feature article designed to raise awareness about tobacco addiction, encourage smokers to make a quit attempt, and… Read more »

Veterans Administration Drops the Ball on Successful Project Helping Homeless Veterans

I am an addiction counselor at the Lincoln Nebraska Veterans Hospital. My supervisor received an Innovations Proposal Grant for a therapeutic Living House to supplement our treatment program at the hospital. It was a huge success! Guess what. After helping over 75 veterans, with an over the top success rate, it was closed down. This… Read more »

One parity goal reached, yet others remain

BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE Issue Date: Online ExclusiveOnline Exclusive One parity goal reached, yet others remainFour more doors must be opened in order to ensure fair, effective care for behavioral health by Ronald W. Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD On Tuesday, Feb. 2, the U.S. Departments of HHS, Labor, and Treasury published the long-awaited “Interim Final Regulations”… Read more »