Tag: Addiction

Health Policy News November 2017

Along with the changing weather, this time of year brings some typical health policy events, which are the focus of this month’s edition of Health Policy News. We start with ...

White House releases report on opioid crisis

On November 1, 2017, the White House released a report drafted by the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis.  The report offers 56 recommendations for action ...

White House issues report on the opioid epidemic

On July 31, 2017, the White House posted the initial findings and recommendations of its Commission on Combatting Drug Abuse and the Opioid Crisis. The Commission cites evidence that: 142 ...

Health Policy News March 2016

March was another big month in Federal health policy – with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issuing final guidance on the 2017 certification standards for Qualified Health ...

CCBHC Is The Start of Something Good!

CCBHCs! That’s Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers, for those not familiar with the billion dollar investment that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will soon make to state behavioral ...

The Science of Addiction

Research presented by Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, at NatCon used brain imaging to dramatically illustrate how addiction changes brain function.  Dr. Volkow’s research ...