During these 14 years studied, researchers found that the prevalence ratio for drug-abuse-related heart infections almost doubled in the United States, from 8% to 16%.
A survey conducted by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in 2017 revealed that, the estimated 56.9 million US adults with a behavioral health condition, 7 out of 10 or 39.7 million adults don’t receive treatment for their conditions.
A federally funded project in New York that tests the value of telemedicine in treating patients battling substance abuse and hepatitis C virus (HCV) is expanding, following promising results.
U.S. overdose deaths seem to have fallen for the first time in nearly three decades, preliminary numbers suggest.
Every day, 115 Americans die due to opioid overdoses and about 40% of these deaths are due to overdoses of prescription drugs.