Effects of a Single Lyric Analysis Intervention on Withdrawal and Craving With Inpatients on a Detoxification Unit: A Cluster-Randomized Effectiveness Study.

CONCLUSION: Group-based lyric analysis interventions may be effective for temporarily relieving withdrawal and craving in patients on a detoxification unit. Familiarity of the song did not affect results. Implications for clinical practice, suggestions for future research, and limitations are provided. PMID: 26800444 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Substance Use and Misuse - Category: Addiction Tags: Subst Use Misuse Source Type: research

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Source: Australian Health Information Technology - Category: Information Technology Authors: Source Type: blogs
Authors: Spinner EN, Stapleton M, Oppenlander JE, Murray E, Shaikh R, Ramkirpaul E Abstract This case-controlled study determined the utility of the READMIT index to identify the risk for 30-day readmission of patients discharged from an urban community hospital psychiatric inpatient unit. Data was collected from 118 matched patient pairs from 2017 to 2018. Findings demonstrated the READMIT index did not effectively discriminate those patients who were likely to readmit within 30 days. However, the following factors were associated with likelihood of 30-day readmission: the inability to care for self, number...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
APA on Wednesday announced the release ofMy Mental Health Crisis Plan, a mobile app that allows people with serious mental illness (SMI) to create a plan to inform their treatment should they experience a mental health crisis.Through the app, users can easily create and share a psychiatric advance directive (PAD), a legal document that outlines one ’s preferences around treatment during a crisis. Informational videos in the app explain to users what PADs are and how they work. The app also includes state-specific requirements, such as signatures or witnesses, for completing the PAD.The app was developed by SMI Advise...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: APA mental health crisis PAD psychiatric advance directive samhsa Saul Levin serious mental illness SMI Adviser Source Type: research
This commentary focuses on how some Indigenous communities in the United States (U.S.) and Canada are addressing the opioid epidemic within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, from the perspective of the co-authors as researchers, clinicians, and pharmacists working within or among Indigenous communities in three eastern Canadian provinces and two western U.S. states. The pandemic has likely exacerbated opioid use problems among Indigenous communities, especially for individuals with acute distress or comorbid mental illness, or who are in need of withdrawal management or residential services.
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
Historically, federal and state policies have narrowly defined treatment models that have resulted in limited access to and engagement in counseling for individuals receiving medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD; e.g., methadone and buprenorphine). In response to the coronavirus pandemic, outpatient MOUD treatment providers rapidly transitioned from traditional, in-person care delivery models to revised COVID-19 protocols that prioritized telehealth counseling to protect the health of patients and staff and ensure continuity in MOUD care.
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
Receipt of alcohol-related care for alcohol use is particularly low among those residing in the U.S.-Mexico border region. One reason for this disparity may be limited treatment accessibility, making it difficult for those who need it to access needed treatment. The current study assesses whether differences in treatment utilization are mediated by differences in treatment accessibility in cities within and outside of the border region.
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
Correctional facilities are among the highest-risk settings for the spread of COVID-19. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hennepin County Jail in Minneapolis, Minnesota, offered short-term methadone maintenance, buprenorphine initiation and maintenance, and naltrexone initiation and maintenance to all jail residents with moderate to severe opioid use disorder (OUD). In response to the pandemic, the jail reduced its population by 43%. The reduced jail census and relaxed federal telemedicine regulations in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency declaration allowed the jail to institute modifications that permitte...
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
The coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19) pandemic emerged at a time of substantial investment in the United States substance use service infrastructure. A key component of this fiscal investment was funding for training and technical assistance (TA) from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to newly configured Technology Transfer Centers (TTCs), including the Addiction TTCs (ATTC Network), Prevention TTCs (PTTC Network), and the Mental Health TTCs (MHTTC Network).
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
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