People with mental health challenges, especially young people, face an overwhelmed and under-resourced health care system.
BY THE NUMBERS A new study examined disparities in buprenorphine treatment duration for 240,923 patients from 2006 to 2020. Researchers found that racial and ethnic disparities in the discontinuation of opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment with buprenorphine increased in the 14-year study period. In analyzing trends in treatment duration,…
Recruiting more mental health and substance use professionals represents one of the most urgent needs we face in improving access to care.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT Join the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for a webinar to kick-off the agency’s initiative to update to Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) certification criteria. SAMHSA is preparing to make minor revisions to the certification criteria based on…
As we observe World Mental Health Day, it’s important to acknowledge that far too many people still face hurdles when they try to receive care for a mental health or substance use challenge.
The staff of Prevention First in Illinois are creating partnerships to promote healthy behaviors and prevent drug and alcohol misuse in youth.
Now, more than ever, it is vital for a workforce to have tools and resources to increase its wellbeing and ability to deliver services to those most in need.
As we observe Recovery Month, we’re shedding light on Recovery Community Centers because they represent a rapidly growing component in the recovery support infrastructure, or recovery capital.
The Recovery Ready program is intended to create a network of support services at no cost to residents currently seeking treatment for alcohol and other drug addictions.
About 50% of youth report not feeling a sense of belonging at school. Increasing students’ sense of belonging is vital to substance use prevention efforts.