The Opioid Addiction Crisis and Racism: A Long, Troubled HistoryThe enduring racial gap in the opiate addiction rate stems largely from racist 19th-century medical beliefs about Black bodies, coupled with substandard medical care provided to Black Civil War troops.
FDA Must Do More to Stop Youth Vaping, House Members Say
"The alternative is going to be years and years of delay," says Democratic representative
Addictions services commissioned by councils are failing their service users
An analysis in Health Service Journal headed by Dr Dan Poulter, who alongside being a local MP is a psychiatrist at an NHS mental health trust, has found that the move introduced in 2013 to take away responsibility for drugs and alcohol services from the NHS and to hand over to local councils, has failed. This is particularly concerning as the number of adults drinking and using opiates has risen during the pandemic.
Zoom Therapy And Not Enough Beds: How The Pandemic Affected Kids' Access To Mental Health Care
Mental health care for kids in Massachusetts is a confusing web of services. They can be hard to access — even in normal times.