It seems like a futuristic world where artificial intelligence (AI) and technology are part of revolutionizing mental health care. However, that future has arrived. Technology and AI are on such a rapid course in development that what seemed like science fiction just a few years ago has now become reality. AI technology is impacting nearly…

By Jenni Deming Opioid addiction has a familiar face. It has the eyes of the retired grandmother next door. It has the smile of the bag boy at your local grocery store. And it has the ears, nose and skin of the lawyer, nurse and social worker you’ve known since childhood. Maybe it even has…

By Sarah E. Ludwig It’s all over the news: Opioid use is on the rise, whether it involves powerful prescription pain relievers, such as Vicodin, codeine, Demerol or OxyContin, drugs used for maintenance therapy in opioid use disorder treatment, such as methadone or buprenorphine, or illicit drugs like heroin. This upward trend impacts many pregnant…

By Tamarra Kemsley Ketamine, an anesthetic infamous for abuse among club drug users, may actually help to alleviate even the most stubborn cases of depression. It’s a hypothesis researchers have been testing for years, including as far back as 2006 when a group from the National Institute of Mental Health injected 17 patients with the…

According to recent estimates, more than 52,000 people lose their lives from drug addiction each year. Of those overdose deaths, about 63 percent or 33,000 people, are from opioids like prescription painkillers and heroin.1 Of course, there’s hardly a single demographic that hasn’t been devastated by the opioid epidemic, but teens are one of the fastest-growing…

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By Kathryn Millán, MA, LPC/MHSP Addiction has become a primary issue across the world. The United States is experiencing a drug crisis with the ongoing opioid addiction epidemic, meth addiction, alcoholism and drug-related crimes. Many people are talking about the culture of substance use in the US and debating what should be done to help…