Substance Use Disorder

Nov 13, 2020
ombating stigma is the missing element to the nation’s response to the addiction crisis, writes Matthew Stefanko, director of National Stigma Initiative for Shatterproof, a national nonprofit dedicated to reversing the addiction crisis in the U.S.
Nov 13, 2020
Combating stigma is the missing element to the nation’s response to the addiction crisis, writes Matthew Stefanko, director of National Stigma Initiative for Shatterproof, a national nonprofit dedicated to reversing the addiction crisis in the U.S. Read more about how and why our understanding of…
Nov 10, 2020
A U.S. district court judge Nov. 3 ordered United Behavioral Health, part of UnitedHealth Group, to reprocess close to 67,000 mental health and substance use disorder benefit claims denied over a six-year period.
Oct 13, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. ET will host a Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity webinar on improving clinicians’ understanding the relationship between COVID-19 and the concerns of people who use drugs or who have a substance use disorder.
Oct 12, 2020
About Project TRANSFORM Prisma health-Upstate, University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville and Clemson University School of Nursing have developed Project TRANSFORM (Teaching Recovery-informed Addiction Care and Negating Stigma FOR Medical Professionals) to provide training for…
Oct 5, 2020
In this first in a series of AHA blogs about reducing stigma, Richard Bottner, a physician assistant and affiliate faculty member at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin, and Rebecca Chickey, AHA senior director of behavioral health services, unveil a new website and training to…
Oct 5, 2020
Stigma leads to discrimination and creates barriers for people to seek treatment and access care, write Richard Bottner, a physician assistant and affiliate faculty member at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin, and Rebecca Chickey, AHA’s senior director of Behavioral Health…
Sep 29, 2020
AHA provides input on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Request for Information regarding electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS).
Sep 15, 2020
People recently diagnosed with substance use disorders were more likely to develop COVID-19 and be hospitalized or die from the virus, according to a National Institutes of Health-funded study.
Aug 18, 2020
In today's episode Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president of AHA's Physician Alliance, sits down with Richard Bottner — an affiliate faculty member at Dell Medical School — to discuss how they have implemented an innovative treatment program to address opioid use disorder and reduce stigma.