Tag Archives: Substance

State AGs ask Congress to replace law on substance use disorder records

The National Association of Attorneys General wants the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to get rid of decades-old regulations preventing doctors from knowing patient addiction treatment histories. In a letter to congressional leaders, 39 state AGs called on Congress to “replace the cumbersome, out-of-date, privacy rules contained in 42 CFR Part 2 with the… Read More »

Substance abuse among veterans increasing as mental health issues go untreated, study finds

More U.S. military veterans are struggling with substance abuse and half of returning service members who need mental health treatment don’t seek out care, according to newly released data. According to information from the Centers for Disease Control’s 2017 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System compiled by American Addiction Centers, the rate of binge drinking among veterans… Read More »