Substance Use Disorder

Sep 23, 2021
U.S. overdose deaths involving psychostimulants other than cocaine, largely methamphetamine, increased 180% among adults under age 65 between 2015 and 2019, to 15,489, according to a study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse published this week in JAMA Psychiatry. The number of people reporting…
Sep 20, 2021
The Brigham Comprehensive Opioid Response and Education program and McLean Hospital of Belmont, Mass., on Sept. 21 at 12 p.m. ET will host a town hall virtual event, during which experts and those with experience with substance misuse and treatment will discuss COVID-19’s impact on these…
Sep 20, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awarded 20 states American Rescue Plan Act grants to develop and implement mobile crisis intervention services for people experiencing a substance use-related or mental health crisis.
Sep 15, 2021
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration awarded $123 million in grants to help health care providers and communities prevent and treat opioid and other substance use disorders and overdoses. 
Aug 27, 2021
Nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults with disabilities surveyed during February and March reported adverse mental health symptoms or substance use early this year, compared with about one-third of adults without disabilities, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and…
Aug 16, 2021
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration distributed about $850,000 each to health departments in 12 states and Puerto Rico to train first responders and community groups to prevent prescription drug and opioid overdose deaths.
Aug 16, 2021
The opioid epidemic has been an incredibly challenging public health crisis in communities across our country. And it’s clear the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the challenges. 
Aug 6, 2021
The Health Resources and Services Administration yesterday awarded $85.5 million to expand substance use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery services in rural areas. It also awarded $2.9 million to test rural maternal and obstetrics care models, and $760,000 to identify key rural health…
Aug 2, 2021
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration awarded $13.3 million to expand treatment, early intervention and recovery support for adolescents and young adults with substance use and/or mental health disorders and their families, as well as family-based services for pregnant and…
Jul 30, 2021
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration awarded $250 million in grants to expand access to mental health and substance use disorder treatment services through Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics.