90% of OD survivors released without addiction treatment

Fewer than 10 percent of West Virginia Medicaid patients treated in emergency rooms for opioid poisoning received medication assisted treatment following the episode, a new study finds. About 15 percent received mental health counseling in the month the overdose occurred, but fewer than 10 percent received counseling after that. Researchers blame the missed opportunity for addiction treatment on a lack of training among health professionals to treat substance use disorders. (Kaiser Health News)