Why is the FDA Moving to Ban Flavored Cigarettes and E-cigs?

FDA Moving to Ban Cigarettes & e-Cigs

If you are over 35, you probably don’t know much about electronic cigarettes, or “e-cigs”. Millennials call smoking e-cigs and e-hookahs “vaping”, a term describing the way an e-cig heats flavored liquids containing nicotine to generate vapor that is then inhaled. Nicotine used to make e-cig liquids is extracted from traditional cigarette tobacco and combined with colorings, chemicals,… Read More

Medicaid Changes May Allow Mental Health Care

Mental health care now allowed waived by state - medicaid changes

It’s difficult to quantify exactly how much the prevalence of mental health disorders has grown in the last 50 or more years. Mental health issues have long been misunderstood, leading to underdiagnosis, and as a result, the lack of many trustworthy records being kept. Nonetheless, however, research has concluded scary results when studying the difference in mental health… Read More

America Voted for Marijuana in 2018

How America voted for marijuana in 2018

The 2018 midterms were a massively impactful election on the side of electing Senators and House Representatives so it’s understandable that a few of the results will fly under the radar, but there was one trend that was potentially massive. For another consecutive election, there were a handful of measures appearing on state ballots that allowed state populations… Read More

FDA Approves Controversial New Opioid Dsuvia

New Opioid Dsuvia - FDA Approves

It’s not news that there is currently a crisis in the United States relating to use and abuse of opioid medications, prescribed for pain at a rate that has climbed rapidly between the turn of the century and the present. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 46 people died per day from overdosing on… Read More

Trump Signs H.R. 6 – SUPPORT bill

Support Act signed by Trump

In October 2018, President Trump signed a key bipartisan bill that activates several crucial measures aimed at treating addiction, especially addiction to opioid medications. The bill works with Medicaid and Medicare insurers to standardize triage and treatment for those suffering from addiction, and giving the treatment community the ability to offer patients effective, affordable treatment. The bill is… Read More

Addiction on the Ballot

Addiction on the Ballot - 2018

Addiction has become a hot-button topic during the 2018 election cycle, and there’s a number of initiatives on the table that could have a big impact on our recovery community. Here at FHE Health, we’ve taken a hard look at some of the most prominent addiction-related initiatives across the country. We’ve examined the various amendments and ballot measures,… Read More

The Recovery Voting Guide

The Recovery Voting Guide

With the 2018 midterm elections just around the corner on November 6th, there’s a lot of buzz – and uncertainty – about how members of the recovery community will be impacted by the outcome of the vote. Questions around which candidates are most likely to support positive measures for people dealing with addiction issues are complex, and so… Read More

New Opioid Laws Worth Being Aware Of

There are many reasons for the opioid crisis, One of the main components to the crisis is the issue of easy access to the drugs in pill form. New laws aim to fight the easily availability of these drugs to prevent excess pills from being sold or abused. The problem is maintaining a balance where people who have… Read More

The Criminal Justice System and Addiction

The criminal justice system has long considered drug abuse and at certain points in United States history alcohol abuse to be a prosecutable offense. For years jails and prisons have been bursting at the seams of people being arrested and charged and convicted of crimes of possession, or some kind of crime linked to trying to acquire an… Read More