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Urban Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities Are More Likely to Offer On-Site Infectious Disease Screening

(6/17/2013)

Urban Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities Are More Likely to Offer On-Site Infectious Disease Screening
SAMHSA News
June 11, 2013

People experiencing substance use disorders tend to have higher rates of infectious diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and sexually transmitted diseases than the rest of the population. A new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows that substance abuse treatment facilities located in urban settings are more likely to offer on-site screening for infectious diseases than those in rural areas.
 
View the full article here: http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/1306114533.aspx


Keywords: SAMHSA, substance, abuse, urban, treatment, facilities, on-site, infectious disease, screening



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