White House Expands Suboxone Limit, Calls For More Funding

While expanding the number of patients physicians can treat under Buprenorphine can be beneficial, it has the potential to indirectly create ‘pill mills’ where doctors write prescriptions for patients, but patients do not receive addiction treatment. For the full article describing the Obama Administration’s decision to increase the number of patients physicians can treat with Suboxone, click here.

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Congress Passes CARA! ASAM applauds passage of historic addiction legislation

by ASAM Staff | July 13, 2016 July 13, 2016 – Today, the United States Senate voted overwhelmingly to pass the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). The Senate vote follows a similar near-unanimous vote in the House of Representatives last week and will send the bill to the President’s desk for his signature. The American Society of Addiction Medicine…

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Schizophrenia and Addiction: The Guide to Unraveling Comorbidity and Finding the Path to Recovery

It’s estimated that approximately 1% of the world’s population is diagnosed with schizophrenia, while the prevalence in the United States is slightly higher with an estimated 1.2% of the population diagnosed with the illness. That’s about 3.2 million Americans as of 2009, with an expected 100,000 people diagnosed annually – or 7.2 in every 1,000 people. For the full article…

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Bipolar Disorder and Addiction

“Bipolar disorder, once commonly known as manic depression, is a serious mental disorder that is characterized by sudden and intense shifts in mood, behavior and energy levels. Like substance abuse, bipolar disorder poses a risk to the individual’s physical and emotional well-being. Those afflicted with bipolar disorder have a higher rate of relationship problems, economic instability, accidental injuries and suicide…

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Bipolar Disorder and Addiction

“Bipolar disorder, once commonly known as manic depression, is a serious mental disorder that is characterized by sudden and intense shifts in mood, behavior and energy levels. Like substance abuse, bipolar disorder poses a risk to the individual’s physical and emotional well-being. Those afflicted with bipolar disorder have a higher rate of relationship problems, economic instability, accidental injuries and suicide…

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