Addressing Spikes in Substance Use Disorder Following COVID-19 Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Time: 01:00 – 02:00 PM EDT Duration: 1 Hour   Register Here   As communities worry about a second spike in COVID-19, many are overlooking the current spike in substance use disorder (SUD). Prolonged social isolation, heightened anxiety and depression, and a […]

As America continues to grapple with the opioid crisis, nonprofit advocacy group Public Citizen is calling for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to place a moratorium on the approval of any new opioid medications.

The U.S. government’s toll-free substance abuse helpline, which provides free referral services to those looking for treatment, gets little publicity, a new study finds.

Privately held Pear Therapeutics said the company raised $64 million from investors, including Singapore’s Temasek Holdings, weeks after launching a mobile app for treating patients with substance use disorder.

Amygdala Neurosciences has agreed to acquire Gilead’s GS-6637, a highly selective ALDH2 inhibitor with the potential to treat behavior and substance addictions.

At least one in five adult New Yorkers suffer from depression, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts or other psychological disorders every year, according to a report released on Thursday ahead of Mayor Bill de Blaiso’s new mental-health initiative.   New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene expects to release the plan, known as NYC […]

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton would launch a $10 billion initiative to tackle drug and alcohol addiction, a problem she speaks of often on the campaign trail and which affects 23 million Americans.   Clinton’s plan would include a new $7.5 billion federal fund to support states that launch addiction-related prevention, treatment, medical response, prescription […]