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LegitScript waives some certification fees for online treatment providers

Certified addiction treatment providers can reduce costly interruptions to their Google Ads, Bing Ads, and Facebook Ads by getting LegitScript-certified.

Private-equity firms acquire addiction treatment provider BRC

Private-equity firms Veronis Suhler Stevenson and NewSpring Health Capital acquired Texas-based BRC Healthcare last week, the Wall Street Journal reports.

What it’s like in addiction psychiatry: shadowing Dr Balasanova

The American Medical Association interviews Dr Alena Balasanova to help medical students determine if a career in addiction psychiatry might be a good fit for them.

Opioid-overdose prescriptions might go unfilled due to cost

Although naloxone is perceived as an antidote for reversing opioid overdoses, Stat analyses a new study by Drug Safety which suggests that the cost of the medication has dissuaded people from filling prescriptions.

Dramatic rise in online gambling during Covid-19 lockdowns

A study by Australian credit bureau illion (sic) and analytics firm AlphaBeta revealed a 67% increase in online gambling in the past week alone after shutdown of all non-essential services due to Covid-19. The figures were based on transactions of 250,000

South African rehabs to reopen during lockdown after legal threat

Drug rehabs, forced to close during lockdown, have been authorised to accept new patients on referral by a social worker. The change followed threat of legal action by at least one centre, The Cedars, which argued that the ban on

8 April 2020

Cannabis and chronic pain: latest research

University of Washington study found”significantly poorer sleep and significantly higher intensities of pain, emotional distress, and physical and social dysfunction in patients reporting ongoing cannabis use“.

An idea for all rehabs to follow

Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services launched a free, emotional support line for local people with stress and anxiety about coronavirus. It’s a good way for rehab experts to help their local community, reach out to new connections and

Help Me Stop launches digital dayhab

Many drug and alcohol services are now unable to offer face to face support as a result of measures introduced to address the Covid-19 pandemic. With growing concerns surrounding the impact of isolation on people with problematic alcohol and drug

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