What Are Resources for Loved Ones of Those With Addiction?

Addiction is often referred to as a family disease, because it significantly impacts those in the person with addiction’s life. When the person enters recovery, their friends, family, partner, and other loved ones may need to recover, too. Thankfully, there are plenty of resources for the loved ones of people with substance use disorders. Al-Anon…

Recent Review Measures How Many People Receive Medication-Assisted Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder

The 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) was the first nationally representative survey to ask respondents who received treatment for alcohol addiction if medications were part of their care. A new review in JAMA Psychiatry used data from this survey to understand how many Americans receive medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for alcohol use…

New Study Measures Efficacy of Internet-Based CBT for Youth with Social Anxiety

A study published May 12th evaluated the effectiveness of internet-delivered cognitive behavioral Therapy (CBT) for youth with social anxiety disorder.[1] While CBT is considered the first line of treatment for social anxiety disorder, only 10% of people with the condition have seen a mental health professional.[2] This is in part due to access issues and…