Critical Improvements to Behavioral Health Services in California Getting Ready to Take Place

Critical Improvements to Behavioral Health Services in California Getting Ready to Take Place

California Assemblyman Jim Wood has set out to initiate significant and positive change with the introduction and hopeful passing of Assembly Bill 942. The bill will implement behavioral health components into the Department of Health Care Services’ (DHCS) California...
Data Shows Record-Breaking Spike in Drug Overdose Deaths

Data Shows Record-Breaking Spike in Drug Overdose Deaths

Representative David Trone has released a statement after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data showing a record-breaking spike in drug overdose deaths in the last twelve months. Specifically, the data revealed that from September 2019 to...
Dire Straits: Substance Use Disorder Workforce in Crisis, Legislators Race to improve current Workforce and expand Future Workforce

Dire Straits: Substance Use Disorder Workforce in Crisis, Legislators Race to improve current Workforce and expand Future Workforce

We must not forget how the pandemic’s social isolation affected people suffering from a SUD. Executive Director of Soroptimist House of Hope, Inc. Rebecca Norton says, “Addiction is running rampant due to the social isolation and economic insecurity caused by the...
Truth in Advertising: We Must Eliminate False Advertising and Marketing in Addiction Treatment!

Truth in Advertising: We Must Eliminate False Advertising and Marketing in Addiction Treatment!

People living with a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and their families are a vulnerable population that can unfortunately be taken advantage of by unethical treatment facilities. Senate Bill 434 (SB 434), introduced by Senator Patricia Bates, “Would prohibit an operator...