A new study from researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital assessed whether inpatient addiction consultation improves substance use outcomes 1-month post discharge.
A relatively unknown initiative to treat depression, anxiety and other common mental illnesses in England uses open-ended talk therapy, free of charge, at clinics throughout the country. The goa; is to create system of primary care for mental health not just for England but for all of Britain.
An editorial published by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) states that nearly 800 University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) medical and graduate nursing student, residents and fellows have completed the Opioid Safe-prescribing Training Immersion (OSTI), a curriculum developed by UMMS and other Massachusetts medical schools in response to the opioid crisis.
A study prospectively assessed the incidence and predictors of suicidal ideation and attempt among substance-using patients over 12-months after receiving primary care within seven clinical sites. Results support the need for screening of suicidality among primary care patients who use illicit substances.
The relationship between mental health disorders and prescription opioid use was examined in a cross-sectional study of a nationally representative sample. Researchers found that 16 percent of Americans who have mental health disorders receive over half of all opioids prescribed in the United States.
The ACA mandates that health insurance plans include sufficient access to behavioral health providers but lacks a specific guideline to define sufficient access. Findings suggest that access to outpatient behavioral health care is limited despite existing ACA regulations.
A study finds the tailored strategies to address barriers to providing buprenorphine for opioid use disorder and to support physicians who are providing this service.
An op-ed discusses the unique role family doctors play in treating addiction and providing the community-based response to the opioid epidemic.
The July/August 2017 Annals of Family Medicine features multiple articles focusing on the imminence to address substance use disorders in primary care.