A new study from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center finds that an unexpectedly high percentage of opioid prescriptions go to people with mental health disorders, despite the elevated risks that opioids pose for these patients.Read More
Addiction experts have long argued that alcohol and drug abuse needs to be treated like other chronic medical conditions. But there is little research-based evidence of how changing the existing model of short-term rehabilitation would improve outcomes.
But a new model unveiled earlier this year in New Hampshire seems to be working for a group of people with severe substance-abuse disorders.Read More
New Hampshire’s efforts to expand substance-abuse treatment have been complicated by a shortage of addiction specialists. Newly licensed therapists barely outnumber those who leave the profession every year.
But there's strong evidence that digital technology can bridge the skills gap in outpatient therapy, improve outcomes and lower the cost of care.Read More