FDA approves app to help treat substance abuse

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved its first mobile app to help treat substance abuse, the agency said Thursday in a news release.
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Healthcare providers are susceptible to substance abuse, and anesthesia personnel are some of the most vulnerable. Substance abuse is the principal cause of professional impairment for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), with 1 of 10 experienc...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
The global novel coronavirus pandemic afflicting everyone is showing mixed signs of activity. In some countries it appears to be easing, while in others it appears to be experiencing a resurgence. It’s not at all clear when the pandemic will end, but it’s unlikely to do so before 2021. What has become increasingly clear is that the toll of the pandemic will impact more than the people who come down with COVID-19. The mental health impact of living with a pandemic is being mostly ignored — for now. But as the deaths continue to rise, we need to pay close attention to the cost of the pandemic’s reperc...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Grief and Loss Health-related Mental Health and Wellness Policy and Advocacy coronavirus COVID-19 Source Type: blogs
A 56-year-old male with no known history of substance abuse and no known prior medical conditions presented  via ambulance to the emergency department after being found by coworkers with bizarre behavior, vomiting, and slurred speech. He had legally purc...
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Despite recent reductions, youth substance use continues to be a concern in the United States. Structured primary care substance use screening among adolescents is recommended, but not widely implemented. The ...
Source: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
This article addresses the need for a protocol by including occurrences of accidents and injuries, consequences to anesthesia practice and patient care, costs, and the culture in an anesthesia group or department. Components of the protocol are formation of a committee, risk assessment, clear workplace policy, annual continuing education, annual supervisor training, drug screening of anesthesia personnel, pharmacy accountability, and access to treatment. The article describes the protocol and provides supplemental information to aid in implementation at other anesthesia departments. Substance abuse among CRNAs is a complex...
Source: AANA Journal - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: AANA J Source Type: research
While treatment satisfaction has been associated with better outcomes in substance abuse treatment, there is an obvious need for a more profound understanding of what predicts client ’s satisfaction with treatm...
Source: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
AbstractFamily-run organizations are an important source of support for families of children with serious emotional disturbance, yet little work has explored how these organizations sustain their work. The National Evaluation Team (NET) for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration ’s Children’s Mental Health Initiative grant program interviewed 20 family organizations in Grant Year 2 and 22 organizations in Year 4 to assess their main funding sources, the adequacy of this funding to support the organization, and changes in their funding and financial sustainability over t ime. Family organi...
Source: The Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
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FRIDAY, May 22, 2020 -- Mental health problems and substance abuse are common among cops, and more needs to be done to address those issues, researchers say. Previous studies have suggested that first responders have a higher risk of mental health...
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Source: Substance Abuse - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
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