Substance Use Disorder

May 18, 2021
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration allocated to states and territories $3 billion in supplemental block grants for mental health and substance use treatment included in the American Rescue Plan Act.
May 17, 2021
Children and adults in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program used 26 million fewer mental care health services between March and October 2020 than during the same period in 2019, declining 34% for children and 22% for adults, according to preliminary data released by the Centers for…
May 4, 2021
With the country in the grips of an opioid epidemic, Norton Healthcare in 2015 launched the Maternal Opiate and Substance Treatment program, which makes it easy and non-stigmatizing for pregnant women with substance use disorder to access addiction treatment during obstetrical care, dramatically…
Apr 15, 2021
The AHA released the second poster in the People Matter, Words Matter series, this time helping hospitals and health systems talk to and about individuals with a substance use disorder by seeing them as people battling severe illness.
Apr 8, 2021
Public health departments that receive certain federal grants to prevent opioid overdoses can now use those funds to purchase fentanyl test strips, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration announced.
Mar 29, 2021
Health care and behavioral health care systems can apply through April 19 for grants to screen children and/or adults in primary care and community health settings to screen for substance use disorders, implement brief interventions and refer for treatment services, the Substance Abuse and Mental…
Feb 27, 2021
The House of Representatives early this morning voted 219-212 to approve a modified version of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, legislation to provide reconciliation protection for a roughly $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, which includes a number of provisions that affect hospitals and…
Feb 26, 2021
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will host a March 3 roundtable discussion on the academic, social and emotional impacts of distance learning on children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Feb 8, 2021
In this week’s episode, Marie Cleary-Fishman, vice president of clinical quality at the AHA Center for Health Innovation is joined by Debra Houry, MD, MPH, director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to discuss how to navigate…
Jan 25, 2021
This webinar is presented by: Sarah E. Wakeman, MD Medical Director, Massachusetts General Hospital Substance Use Disorder Initiative Medical Director, Massachusetts General Hospital Addiction Consult Team Director, Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard…