Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Site-Based Program

Grants to develop, implement, and/or expand comprehensive programs in response to illicit opioids, stimulants, or other substances of abuse. The program provides resources to support state, local, Tribal, and territorial efforts to reduce violent crime and drug abuse and enhance public safety while supporting victims. Geographic coverage: Nationwide -- Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice
Source: Emergency services funding opportunities via the Rural Assistance Center - Category: Rural Health Source Type: funding

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It has been nearly 2 years since I first wrote in this journal about reform efforts at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). At that time, I described SAMHSA ’s plans to better serve Americans living with mental and s...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: This post hoc analysis confirmed that patients with SZ + AUD had a worse illness course than patients with SZ-only and suggests that olanzapine may be associated with a longer time to first and recurrent exacerbations versus other antipsychotics in this difficult-to-treat population. Further research is needed to identify effective treatments for this important yet understudied patient population. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00014001. PMID: 32220153 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: J Clin Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: Postgraduate Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Article Source Type: research
APA todaypraised Congress for approving a $2 trillion stimulus aid package to provide fiscal relief for Americans and businesses in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation, known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), includes many provisions supported by APA that will enable psychiatrists and mental health care professionals to better respond to the pandemic. The relief package will now go to President Donald Trump, where he is expected to sign.“You can’t have a healthy economy without healthy people—and that includes mental health,” said APA President Bru...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: 42 CFR Part II and Economic Security Act Bruce Schwartz CARES Act Congress coronavirus Coronavirus Aid COVID-19 Medicare Relief samhsa Saul Levin stimulus package substance use disorders telehealth Source Type: research
While some people who’ve become addicted to alcohol and drugs have to hit rock bottom before they’re ready to accept treatment, most realize or can be convinced of the need to get professional help long before such a calamitous event. As for the timing, knowing when you are ready for treatment, it’s different for everyone. It may help to know some of the common signs you’re ready to take the crucial next step.  You’ve Had Enough — And So Has Everyone Else The list of addictive behaviors is long and varied, including problem drinking and alcohol abuse that descends into alcohol use d...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Habits Substance Abuse Source Type: news
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Source: Substance Abuse - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
This study explored Black women's interest in, and barriers to adopting PrEP over 6 months. Thirty Black women (age M = 32.2) who experienced multiple substance use, violence and HIV-related syndemic factors were interviewed four times over a 6-month period. Results demonstrated that experiencing intimate partner violence, substance use, community violence and other structural factors (poor access to social services, transport and childcare) all acted as barriers to PrEP adoption. Future research should consider multi-level interventions that include methods such as media campaigns, providing PrEP or r...
Source: Culture, Health and Sexuality - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Cult Health Sex Source Type: research
Patterns generally involve repetitive action, a task or behavior engaged in frequently, often without giving it much thought. Much daily behavior is fairly automatic, an activity done so many times that it feels comfortable and there’s no inherent harm in it. Or, it’s a behavior that we’re reluctant to change because of a reward associated with it. Toxic behavioral patterns are also often automatic, don’t necessarily present themselves as inherently harmful, and they’re more likely to continue due to the associated reward.  Some patterns have caused trouble in the past, are currently cont...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Alcoholism Habits Self-Help Substance Abuse alcholism Habit Change Personal Growth Source Type: blogs
Jeffrey A. SingerIn order to facilitate social distancing among people in treatment for opioid use disorder, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration relaxed some onerous regulations surrounding the use of buprenorphine or methadone in Medication Assisted Treatment.For health care providers to prescribe buprenorphine on an ambulatory setting to patients with addiction, they must apply for an “X waiver” on the narcotics prescribing license they get from the DEA. This is an onerous process that has resulted in a paltry...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - Category: American Health Authors: Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: Presence of MI appears to be the most important in influencing participant attitudes about perceived risk of criminality, though type of MI may influence beliefs about severity of future crimes. The impact of race could not be examined but should be examined in future studies. PMID: 32208898 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research
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