With alcohol use disorder among those 65 and older more than doubling in the past decade, according to a study in JAMA Psychiatry, troublesome health effects have emerged for this population.Read More
Motivated by reporting that Google search ads were leading people in need of treatment to "rehab centers that are unfit to help them or...endangering their lives," the company halted all such ad buys until they can verify quality of care.Read More
"When you're working to quit, keep your body and mind comfortable and occupied," says Annum chief clinical officer and co-founder Dr. Lauren Wolfe in this article about how to give up cigarettes in Bustle.Read More
In an interview with the Associated Press, Dr. Mark Willenbring is quoted saying that, "solving the opioid crisis is not a matter of developing new treatments but expanding access of current treatments to those that need it."
"A couple of reports underscore the need for the services of companies like Annum. A JAMA study noted that heavy drinking is on the rise[...] and a Gallup poll from 2015 observed that Americans with an upper middle-class income accounted for the highest proportion of drinkers," writes MedCityNews.Read More
"With smoking, you have to break the nicotine addiction, but you also have to identify and practice coping skills for your triggers, which is where a skilled therapist can play a decisive role," says Annum chief clinical officer and co-founder Dr. Lauren Wolfe in this article about a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health.Read More
"[Food services industry] executives must realize that although far removed from them directly, the staff’s substance abuse has compounding effects on the bottom line through workplace injuries, absenteeism and low employee morale," writes Brittany Bronson in this call to action to support treatment for heavy drinking in the workplace.Read More
“This should be a big wake-up call. Alcohol is our number one drug problem," said David Jernigan, director of the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in response to a new study published by JAMA Psychiatry.Read More
"With every investment in digital health, we look at areas where current solutions are ineffective and we also weigh the experience and credibility of the team and like to bet on been-there, done-that entrepreneurs. Annum has all of this in spades," writes Nina Kjellson, general partner at Canaan Partners.Read More
"We need the public to understand the treatments are not just rehab and AA," says the head of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism in an interview alongside Annum chief medical officer and co-founder Dr. Mark Willenbring.
"Experts have warned that almost 63,000 people will die due to alcohol misuse between 2017 and 2022 if the Government do not crack down on advertising alcoholic products and pricing," according to the London Evening Standard.Read More
In an interview with the Associated Press, Dr. Mark Willenbring is quoted saying that, "not informing patients about the effectiveness of treating addiction with medication is like a doctor not telling a cancer patient about chemotherapy."Read More
"Nearly 32 million adults in the United States (13 percent of the U.S. population aged 18 and older) consumed more than twice the number of drinks considered binge drinking on at least one occasion" according to the study.Read More
"Most people don't want to quit drinking, and so if we offer them tools to reduce their drinking, then that's going to reduce harm, and that's a good thing," Katie Witkiewitz, associate professor of psychology at the University of New Mexico.Read More
"To the extent that new approaches to treatment catch on, you can thank a slew of new entrepreneurs and the venture capitalists backing them," writes Clifton Leaf.Read More