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Role of urine test in contingency management therapy
03-12-18 Category: Drug Abuse, Treatment

Contingency management, a behavioral therapy used for treating substance abuse, encourages behavioral changes like abstinence from alcohol and drugs by providing stimulus like control and positive reinforcement to meet the treatment goals. To reinforce abstinence from addictive substances, various drug-screening procedures are used and the goal is to detect all the instances of target drug. […]

Contingency management therapy – ensuring positive outcomes in patient retention and drug abstinence
01-31-18 Category: Substance Abuse, Treatment

Despite immense advancements in medical science, it is a challenging task to select the right treatment for the people struggling with substance abuse. Since every individual needs a more integrated, individualized, comprehensive and long-term approach of care, it becomes quite difficult to provide quality substance abuse treatment to everyone. In the absence of one effective […]

Addiction treatment centers on verge of closure after Health Net refuses to foot patients’ bills
12-15-17 Category: Addiction Treatment, Recovery, Treatment

Patients receiving treatment for substance abuse in California are a disgruntled lot because Health Net—an insurance provider that offered the best coverage for addiction treatment—has refused to pay for their treatments anymore. The acrimonious tussle between the insurer and treatment providers has been going on for quite some time now, leaving the patients uncertain of […]

10-26-17 Category: Rehabilitation, Treatment

There is no conclusive medical test to determine the presence of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Its diagnosis is usually based on consultations with physicians as well as questionnaires completed by the patients, their family members, teachers, caregivers and/or co-workers regarding abrupt behavior patterns. In some cases, additional co-existing conditions can make the diagnosis difficult as […]

10-26-17 Category: Rehabilitation, Treatment

Accepting the mistake of not regulating opioid prescriptions more during the 2000s, Scott Gottlieb, M.D., the Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has said he doesn’t want to repeat it now in his third stint at the agency and the first as its chief since May 2017. Speaking at a special session of the […]

09-07-17 Category: Chronic Pain, Opioid, Treatment

Estimates from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) show that 126 million American adults experience some type of pain — 25 million suffer from daily chronic pain and another 23 million experience severe pain. With a significant section of the population battling moderate to severe pain and opioids continuing to be the “drug of […]

08-10-17 Category: Addiction, Drug Abuse, Treatment

President Trump is not in a haste to declare a national emergency because of the ongoing opioid crisis in the country, said Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price on Tuesday. The decision has come as a surprise to the opioid commission created by Trump that had earlier advised him to declare a national emergency […]

07-11-17 Category: Addiction, Behavioral Health, Treatment

“Two substance abuse treatment facilities in California refused to admit my son,” said a distraught Gary Millman of Santa Rosa, California, whose son was struggling with heroin addiction. “The moment they learnt that he had a Health Net policy, they wouldn’t touch him. The facilities don’t know if Health Net would come through on paying […]


The United States is grappling with a deadly opioid epidemic, causing a surge in the number of overdoses and associated fatalities. Opioid overdoses are happening not only along the borders and crime-ridden alleyways but also in every nook and cranny of concrete high-rises and bustling metropolises. According to a recent report published by the Blue […]

06-20-17 Category: Mental Illness, Treatment

On Dec. 4, 2000, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted a resolution which stated that beginning 2001, June 20 will be designated as the World Refugee Day. In the current global scenario where violence forces hundreds of people to leave their homeland every day, the UN Refugee Agency affirms that all refugees deserve to […]

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