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Thomas G. Kimball, PhD
College is a time when young people begin to use or abuse substances. Collegiate recovery programs offer students in recovery organized, specialized support.
Unlike cancer, the disease of addiction carries with it massive stigma because we fail to apply known research & properly categorize addiction as a chronic brain disease.
Millennials were born during a period of rapid technological transformation. Most millennials have never known life without a cellular telephone or without having access to the internet. The mental health effects of being "always connected" have only recently started to be considered.
Medication Assisted Treatment programs for opioid-addicted incarcerated individuals increase reporting for post-release treatment and lower recidivism and relapse rates.
Finding effective and safer alternatives to pain management is essential in the fight against the opioid epidemic.
The need for these services far outweighs the demand as many people who meet the critical for severe substance use disorder meet financial barriers to access treatment.
New data about a heroin vaccine working in mice and monkeys is exciting but addiction is complicated—psychological aspects must also be addressed.
The prevalence and potency of Fentanyl are fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic putting many people at risk, not just those with the disease of addiction.
Native Americans have experienced strong bias, stereotype, myth, and marginalization on multiple levels, including with respect to alcohol addiction.
One of the crucial things missing within the substance abuse treatment space is longitudinal outcomes data that documents the success or failure of a given treatment plan for a given person. Such data could be used improve individual patient outcomes and advance the field.
We must apply clinical and payment models to the treatment of addiction that acknowledge that it is a chronic condition that requires treatment for months and sometimes years.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “Our nation is in the midst of an unprecedented opioid epidemic.”