Nashville’s Thistle Farms is no ordinary business -- it’s a nonprofit staffed by women who have survived addiction, sexual abuse or trafficking. The organization’s two-year program offers participants housing, free therapy and medical care, as well as opportunities to work…
By John Yang, Leah Nagy
On Thursday, the Department of Health and Human Services proposed a new rule that would give doctors greater access to records of patients who are being treated for substance use disorder, in an effort to better coordinate care.
By Laura Santhanam
In terms of whether Medicare will cover addiction treatment, the key variable is whether such care is proscribed as medically necessary.
By Philip Moeller
The pathway to deadly heart infections for people addicted to opioids often begins with a dirty needle or polluted drug. Special correspondent Kay Colby of Ideastream reports on a little-known problem with big consequences for patients and society as a…
By Kay Colby, ideastream
By Christine Vestal, Stateline
An estimated 22 million Americans have a drug or alcohol addiction that needs treatment, yet only one in 10 receive it.
More than 90 percent of heroin users who detox cold turkey will relapse, but there’s a dispute over prescribing drugs to help addicts get clean and keep them from deadly overdoses. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Ryan Grim of The Huffington…
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