Pain Medication Addiction Reaching Epidemic Level

In a recent newspaper article, a Nebraska State Patrol investigator called the abuse of prescription drugs an “epidemic” in the state.  Aly Hassan, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry in the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine,...

National Treatment Admissions for Substances of Abuse

The percentage of admissions to state-funded substance abuse treatment facilities citing opiates other than heroin as a primary substance of abuse continue to increase, according to recently released data from the national Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). Admissions...