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Substance Use Disorders

The compulsive use of substances despite negative consequences in life defines substance use disorder. Unfortunately, substance use is often comorbid with mental illness and are more difficult to treat. This searchable online library are collated for substance use disorders and offers hundreds of helpful resources. Check in often as new content is posted regularly.

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SAMHSA Unveils National Model Standards For Peer Support Certification

SAMHSA Unveils National Model Standards For Peer Support Certification

On June 6, 2023, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released national model standards for peer support certification to be used for peer workers providing assistance for people with addiction disorder, mental health disorders, or families/caregivers of a dependent with behavioral health challenges. Peer workers are individuals…
The Senior Shift

The Senior Shift

An estimated 1.7 million Medicare beneficiaries have a substance use disorder (SUD). Of these beneficiaries—8% of Medicare beneficiaries under 65 years of age and 2% over 65. But eleven percent of these beneficiaries have received treatment. At the same time, the overdose among people 65 years and older quadrupled from 3.0 per…

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