Kerry is a freelance writer holding a master’s in science writing from Johns Hopkins University. Her work has appeared in Boston University’s The Brink, Northeastern University’s News@Northeastern, and Hippocampus Magazine, among others. She has also authored three nonfiction books, most recently about the opioid epidemic.
A clinic helps close a major treatment gap by addressing co-occurring mental and substance use disorders under one roof.
New research shows that the majority of patients don’t receive any further treatment in the month after a detox episode — but those who do are much more likely to survive.
In an effort to reduce harmful interactions and overdoses, providers may be going too far in steering people with opioid use disorder away from anxiety medication, a new study suggests.
Experts call for integrated subspecialty training that acknowledges the relationship between addiction and infectious disease.
Pharmacy pickup is a significant barrier to naloxone access. A policy allows pharmacists to hand out the drug directly at the point of care.
A comprehensive hospital initiative addresses treatment challenges for children and adults with autism.