Tag: Substance Use Disorder


Rural seasonal workers worry about Montana Medicaid’s work requirements

November 7, 2019

Via: The Medical News

People on Medicaid who work rural seasonal jobs in Montana are wondering about the future of their access to health coverage. Montana recently passed a law that, if it gains federal approval and goes into effect as planned in January, […]


An overview about emerging prevalence of post opioid-overdose interventions in the U.S.

August 30, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Opioid-related deaths continue to take the lives of thousands in the U.S. each year, with non-fatal opioid overdoses as a significant risk factor for a subsequent fatal overdose. Post-overdose interventions are emerging in affected communities, using what support systems are […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Telemedicine for treating substance use disorders remains underused, study shows

December 5, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Despite the enormous unmet need for treatment of substance use disorders and the promise of telemedicine to fill some of the gaps in care, the tool remains woefully underused, according to research led by investigators from the Blavatnik Institute at […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

For low-income drug users, Medi-Cal offers a fresh start

September 8, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Breann Johnson stopped using heroin on Mother’s Day this year, determined to end her 13-year addiction. Days later, she began three months of residential treatment in Riverside, Calif. — all paid for by California’s Medicaid program. Johnson, who has two […]