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Battling opioids: Discussing innovative approaches to a national epidemic with VA experts

Combating the opioid crisis head on is key to reducing the number of Veterans who die from opioid overdoses, and to changing the way VA offers care to Veterans.

By |April 26th, 2018|VA Innovations|2 Comments

VA Launches Scott Hannon Initiative for Precision Mental Health

Precision medicine is an approach which aims to tailor disease prevention and treatment by taking into account differences in an individual’s clinical, lifestyle, genetic, and biomarker information. Within mental health care, precision medicine is in its infancy.

By |May 28th, 2022|Research|Comments Off on VA Launches Scott Hannon Initiative for Precision Mental Health

About 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes annually

VA has many ways to help you recover from alcohol disorders. Learn about the VA treatments, including support groups and specialized therapy.

By |April 8th, 2022|Health, Top Stories|Comments Off on About 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes annually

VA researcher, former White House policy advisor, leads panel recommending solutions to the opioid crisis

Experts believe the precipitous rise was driven by abuse of the synthetic opioid fentanyl, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, which has left many drug users feeling isolated and unable to get treatment or other support. Fentanyl is believed to be much more potent than heroin and morphine.

By |March 11th, 2022|Research|2 Comments
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