Behavioral Health

Coronavirus causing rise in drug, alcohol relapses among people in recovery, expert says

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By Alexandria Hein | Fox News As the nation gets more stringent about non-essential travel and bans on group gatherings to slow the spread of coronavirus, one expert says the pandemic may result in an unintended rise in drug and alcohol relapses among those who are in recovery. “Yes, we are already starting to see an increase in relapses,” Dayry Hulkow, M.S., […]

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AA, 12-step programs more effective at maintaining sobriety

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March 11 (UPI) — Twelve-step programs still work for people trying to recover from alcohol problems, a new analysis has found. A study published Wednesday by the Cochrane Library shows Alcoholics Anonymous, or AA, and clinically-related 12-Step Facilitation programs are more effective than other treatments, including cognitive behavioral therapy. Researchers say that participants in AA and 12-step programs […]

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Feds OK use of opioid funding toward other substances

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HUNTINGTON — States will soon be able to utilize opioid funding from the federal government to address the resurgence of methamphetamine and cocaine. The 2020 funding bill passed by Congress in December included Republican Ohio Sen. Rob Portman’s Combating Meth and Cocaine Act. The bill expands the use of the State Opioid Response Grant funding […]