From VR to Oxytocin: Pioneering Autism Therapies

The number of U.S. children diagnosed with autism has dramatically increased to one child out of every 36, according to a Centers for Disease Control study published last year. That’s nearly double the amount of diagnoses a decade prior. Meanwhile, most commercial insurance and Medicaid health plans must cover at least some autism treatments, and […]

From Psychedelics to Weight-Loss Drugs: Examining New Approaches to SUD Treatment

When Peter Loeb co-founded Lionrock Recovery in 2010, the business of treating substance use disorders (SUDs) was very different. SUDs were stigmatized as taboo addictions, drug laws were stricter and models like Lion Rock charging clients for telehealth visits had not started. At the same time, there were fewer acute problems around SUDs – the […]

Medicaid Making Major Progress in SUD, But Critical Coverage Gaps Remain

Stephanie Strong founded Boulder Care in 2017 with an ambitious goal: build a profitable substance use disorder (SUD) treatment business that would also accept Medicaid patients, many caught up in the opioid epidemic. Strong’s timing proved auspicious. Over a year later, a new federal law came into effect requiring states to cover federally approved opioid […]

With Gambling Addiction Soaring, Providers Struggle to Launch Sustainable Treatment Programs

For years, the Lewis & Clark Community Counseling Center in Portland, Oregon, had helped a small group of patients dealing with gambling addiction. “We could offer someone an appointment the same or next business day,” Frankie DiFerdinando, director of Lewis & Clark’s problem gambling service, told Addiction Treatment Business. Then came the gambling apps, which […]