Substance Abuse

One-size-fits-all addiction treatment must be replaced

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While addiction treatment has traditionally focused on the removal of substance use ‘symptoms’ by collecting urine samples and screening for substance use, the complexity of the biopsychosocial framework requires commensurate measurement tooling.

La pandemia genera abuso de alcohol, y récord de hospitalizaciones por enfermedad hepática

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La pandemia ha hecho recaer a miles de alcohólicos en recuperación, y los hospitales del país informan de un aumento espectacular de ingresos relacionados con el alcohol y enfermedades graves, como la hepatitis alcohólica y la insuficiencia hepática. Las enfermedades hepáticas relacionadas con el alcoholismo… Read More »La pandemia genera abuso de alcohol, y récord de hospitalizaciones por enfermedad hepática

Pandemic-Fueled Alcohol Abuse Creates Wave of Hospitalizations for Liver Disease

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This story also ran on Los Angeles Times. It can be republished for free. As the pandemic sends thousands of recovering alcoholics into relapse, hospitals across the country have reported dramatic increases in alcohol-related admissions for critical diseases like alcoholic hepatitis and liver failure. Alcoholism-related… Read More »Pandemic-Fueled Alcohol Abuse Creates Wave of Hospitalizations for Liver Disease

SPAC Mergers with 2 Telehealth Companies to Form Public Digital Health Company in $1.35B Deal

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What You Should Know: – GigCapital2 Inc has agreed to merge with UpHealth Holdings Inc and Cloudbreak Health LLC to create a public digital healthcare company valued at $1.35 billion, including debt, the blankcheck acquisition company said on Monday. – The combined company will be… Read More »SPAC Mergers with 2 Telehealth Companies to Form Public Digital Health Company in $1.35B Deal

Ontrak Acquires Science-Backed, Behavior Change Platform LifeDojo

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What You Should Know: – Ontrak acquires LifeDojo Inc, a San Francisco, CA-based comprehensive, science-backed behavior change platform. – The acquisition broadens Ontrak’s addressable market and footprint to lower acuity populations enabling new interventions and remote patient monitoring. Ontrak, Inc., a leading AI-powered and telehealth-enabled,… Read More »Ontrak Acquires Science-Backed, Behavior Change Platform LifeDojo

Were We Mentally Ready for COVID-19? Why It’s Time to Take Behavioral Health Seriously

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Dr. Jacob Lazarovic M.D., IMCS Group As you read this, over 200,000 American deaths have been attributed to the virus. The influx of cases continues, while state and local economies are experiencing hardship, children are shuttered in their homes learning remotely, grown children are moving… Read More »Were We Mentally Ready for COVID-19? Why It’s Time to Take Behavioral Health Seriously

Drug Overdose Deaths Showed a One-Year Decline in 2018. But There’s More to the Story.

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    Detective Ryan Holets, whose personal story includes the adoption of an infant born to a drug-addicted mother, addressed the Republican National Convention on its second night. He praised President Donald Trump’s efforts in addressing drug and opioid abuse and noted “drug overdose deaths… Read More »Drug Overdose Deaths Showed a One-Year Decline in 2018. But There’s More to the Story.

Virtual Behavioral Health Could Reduce Costs, Improve Patient Outcomes, Report Finds

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What You Should Know: – A new Accenture report called “Breakthrough Behavioral Health Access: Think Virtual” finds that the use of virtual behavioral health could expand care for more than 53 million Americans facing these conditions. – Demand for behavioral health specialists significantly outweighs current… Read More »Virtual Behavioral Health Could Reduce Costs, Improve Patient Outcomes, Report Finds