Examining sleep over time in a randomized control trial comparing two integrated PTSD and alcohol use disorder treatments - Colvonen PJ, Straus LD, Drummond SP, Angkaw AC, Norman SB.
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Insomnia is highly co-occurring with both posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcohol use disorder (AUD). This is concerning since insomnia contributes to worse substance abuse and PTSD, and a host of negative health consequences. No... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Increasing Attachment in Grandfamilies and Kinship Care
While working as a family therapist with kinship families, also known as grandparents raising their grandchildren, I came across families who were struggling with the ability to rebuild broken trust. Raising your grandchild (or another relative) brings with it attachment challenges you may not have faced when you raised your biological children. By “attachment” I am referring to the safety and comfort that develops, over time between a child and caregiver. For example, the bond between you and your children probably grew organically, beginning in utero, and continued to develop from the first day of their life...
Source: Psych Central - February 19, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Beth Tyson Tags: Addictions Aging Caregivers Children and Teens Family Grief and Loss Parenting Substance Abuse Adverse Childhood Experience Attachment Bonding Child Development Grandfamily Grandparents grieving kinship family Source Type: news

Teens With ADHD Less Likely Than Preteens to Have Doctor Visit
Depression, suicide, substance abuse monitoring found for most teens, but only half monitored for sexual risk (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 14, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

South Africa: South Africans Describe the Pain of Unemployment
[The Conversation Africa] Unemployment has both individual and social consequences that require public policy interventions. For the individual, unemployment can cause psychological distress, which can lead to a decline in life satisfaction. It can also lead to mood disorders and substance abuse. Unemployment can affect one's social status ascription as well, which manifests through stigmatisation, labelling, unfair judgement, and marginalisation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

More than half of US opioid prescriptions for dental procedures exceeded 3-day supply recommendations from CDC 2016 guidelines
New largescale study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found overprescription of opioids by dentists common, particularly to patients at high risk for substance abuse, and that almost 1/3 of patients received more powerful drugs than neededElsevierIMAGE: In this cross-sectional analysis of 542,958 dental visits by adult patients, between 1 in 4 and 1 in 2 opioid prescriptions exceeded the recommended morphine equivalents and days'supply for...viewmore Credit: Michelle S. Woods Ann Arbor, February 4, 2020 - Dentists are among top prescribers of opioids in the US, however, whether their opioid prescrib...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 13, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Notice of Meeting; Advisory Committee for Women's Services (ACWS)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Advisory Committee for Women's Services (ACWS) will hold a public meeting on March 17, 2020. Agenda items include a discussion on current SAMHSA strategies to address the mental health and substance use needs of women and girls, including priorities for women veterans, foster care systems of care, direction around access to behavioral health services. Registration to attend in person or online is required. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 13, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

How Companies Teach Their Employees First Aid for Mental Health
At Delta Air Lines’ Atlanta headquarters in late January, 24 employees are arguing over which of them has the worst disease. Half of them had been given cards naming a physical or mental health diagnosis and were told to line up, from the least debilitating to the most. The woman holding “gingivitis” quickly takes a place at the far left of the line. But everyone further down to the right—low back pain, moderate depression, paraplegia, severe PTSD—keeps switching spots. “Severe vision loss,” someone says to the man holding the corresponding card, “are you a pilot?” He d...
Source: TIME: Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized Mental Health/Psychology microsoftfutureofwork Source Type: news

Keep Your Teen Moving To Reduce Risk Of Depression, Study Says
(CNN) — Science shows moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise is good for us — it improves sleep; lowers blood pressure; protects against heart disease, diabetes and cancer; reduces stress; boosts mood; and fights anxiety and depression. It’s especially important in adolescence, where the first signs of depression often begin, studies show. But unless your child is an athlete, it can be tough to wean them away from social media and the ever-present screen to swim laps or go for a blood-pumping jog. A new study has some good news: even light exercise may help protect children against developing depression. T...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Depression Source Type: news

Randomized trial of screening and brief intervention to reduce injury and substance abuse in an urban level I trauma center - Field CA, von Sternberg K, Velasquez MM.
BACKGROUND: The TIP (Traumatic Injury Prevention) Project evaluated the impact on post-injury drug use of two brief motivational interventions compared to brief advice (BA) among injured patients who use drugs. METHOD: Three-group, single blind, ra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Teens with a history of ADHD need stronger monitoring of health risks
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) wanted to better understand how primary care doctors addressed risks with ADHD patients as they transitioned from childhood to young adulthood. They found that although doctors generally discuss depression, substance abuse, and suicide risk with patients who have a history of ADHD, they rarely discuss safe driving with them and most of the time they do not monitor patients for risky sexual behavior. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is requesting comments on a case study collection to determine the impact of the"Talk. They Hear You." campaign. The campaign is designed to educate parents and caregivers of effective ways to talk to their children about alcohol and other substances. Comments are due by March 6, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 5, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

South Africa: How a Town Called George Is Tackling Alcohol, Tobacco and Substance Abuse
[Daily Maverick] Something remarkable is happening. About five hours drive from Cape Town, in a town called George; alcohol, tobacco and drug addicts are coming together as activists to stop the damages caused by substances in their communities. This network of activists, social workers and healthcare practitioners have a multifaceted plan that could be the game-changer in the fight against substance use.... (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Notice Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Notice from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) seeking comment on methodological field tests for the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). Comments are due March 4, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 3, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

On the complexity of discounting, choice situations, and people - Green L, Myerson J.
Although steep delay discounting is associated with various behavioral problems, perhaps most prominently substance abuse, we argue that it is best not conceived of as a character flaw such as impulsivity. Such a view, although part of a centuries-old trad... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

How are depression and suicidal ideation associated with multiple health risk behaviors among adolescents? A secondary data analysis using the 2016 Korea Youth Risk Behavior web-based survey - Kim EM, Kim H, Park E.
INTRODUCTION: There is limited understanding about whether poor mental health is associated with certain combinations of multiple health risk behaviors (HRBs) such as smoking, drinking, early sexual activity, and substance abuse. AIM: To determine ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Forging, protecting and repairing community resilience informed by the 2019-2020 Australian bushfires - West S, Visentin DC, Neil A, Kornhaber R, Ingham V, Cleary M.
Natural disasters are inherently traumatic. The unexpected, unpredictable, threatening, and overwhelming nature of these events can be destabilising and distressing, potentially leading to psychological trauma (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Ad... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

New Substance Use Resource Center Made Possible by Blue Cross and Blue...
Furthering its commitment to address the opioid epidemic and fight substance abuse in local communities, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia announced that a new Substance Use Resource...(PRWeb January 30, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/new_substance_use_resource_center_made_possible_by_blue_cross_and_blue_shield_companies_aims_to_make_local_resources_accessible_to_all/prweb16874547.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

First of its kind mental health app for police officers launches in Halton Region
A new app for Halton Region Police Service members includes contacts, mental health tips, and details a number of common issues from anger to alcohol abuse, post traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

We Are the Luckiest: An Interview with Laura McKowen on the Magic of a Sober Life
Addiction affects a staggering number of lives in the United States; not just those who use substances, but family, friends, co-workers and society at large. According to Defining the Addiction Treatment Gap, a CATG review of the annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and other national data sources, addiction continues to impact every segment of American society.  “Drug use is on the rise in this country and 23.5 million Americans are addicted to alcohol and drugs,” said Dr. Kima Joy Taylor, director of the CATG...
Source: Psych Central - January 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Addictions Interview Substance Abuse Addiction Recovery Alcoholism Sobriety Source Type: news

Behavioral science and the prevention of adolescent substance abuse - Biglan A, Van Ryzin MJ.
This article reviews the evidence regarding behavioral science approaches to the prevention of substance use disorders. Prevention science grew out of research on family and school-based interventions that were designed to treat common behavioral problems ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Choosing Freedom, After Decades of Switching Addictions
This article includes references to self-injury, intravenous drug use and disordered eating.* One in five US high school students have reported being bullied. Approximately 160,000 teenagers have skipped school as a preventative measure. I encountered bullies for the first time in second grade, in the midst of such an innocent time of my youth. I dreaded entering my elementary school classroom, as I was well aware of what my presence would entail. I endured both verbal and physical harassment from my fellow peers for nearly a decade. I was passive, inevitably leading to the acceptance of my “fate,” in addition ...
Source: Psych Central - January 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Megan Lane Tags: Addictions Anorexia Bullying Depression Eating Disorders Personal Stories Substance Abuse Addiction Recovery Anorexia Nervosa Drug Use heroin Self Harm Self Injury Source Type: news

Sleep duration, handgun carrying, and taking a handgun to school: An analysis of a statewide sample of Florida youth - Meldrum RC, Jackson DB, Zgoba K, Testa A.
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether sleep duration is associated with adolescent handgun carrying behaviors. DESIGN: The Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey (FYSAS) is a cross-sectional study of adolescents. SETTING: The state of Florida. PARTICIPA... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Who Self-Harms?
Discussion IF YOU ARE IN A CRISIS SITUATION AND NEED HELP, call 1(800) 273-TALK(8255) there IS someone there who can help you, En Espanol 1-888-628-9454, or Text “HOME” to 741-741. Other resources are available at http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is defined as the intentional, self-inflicted damage to the surface of the body without suicidal intention, which is not socially sanctioned[,]” such as piercing or tattooing. Examples of NSSI include self-cutting (70-97%), hitting (21-44%), burning (15-35%), scratching, banging, scraping or carving. The prevalence is in...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 20, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Kicking Toxic Love
The last man that used the words “I love you” used them to control me.  He used them by not saying it back, ever, when I said it.  He used them by smugly making me say it when he wanted to hear it.  He used them by only ever saying them himself when I would work up the strength to try to end things.   He used them to make me feel bad when I didn’t “behave” how he wanted me to.  He used them to convince me of a false future that he had no intention of ever providing.  The words “I love you” meant absolutely nothing. They were alternately a crowba...
Source: Psych Central - January 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jessie Monreal, CADC Tags: Addictions Codependence Narcissism Personal Stories Relationships & Love Addiction Recovery Alcoholism Breakups Emotional Abuse Substance Abuse Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Meeting of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services National Advisory Council
Notice from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of a Center for Mental Health Services National Advisory Council public meeting on February 20, 2020. Agenda items include updates from SAMHSA Centers Directors and discussion on Trauma Informed Care and Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 16, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Meeting of the the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Advisory Council
Announcement from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of a National Advisory Council (NAC) public meeting on January 28, 2020 to be held in person and via webinar. Agenda items include remarks from the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, updates from SAMHSA Centers Directors, and discussion on clinical trends and emergency issues. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 9, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Connecting up the care: supporting London's children exposed to domestic abuse, parental mental ill-health and parental substance abuse
This report from the London Assembly Health Committee examines three ACEs that commonly co-occur (domestic violence and abuse, parental mental ill-health, and parental alcohol and drug misuse) to assess how access to and support from services could be improved. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supporting London ’s children exposed to domestic abuse, parental mental ill-health and parental substance abuse
A report from the London Assembly Health Committee examines three ACEs that commonly occur together (domestic violence and abuse, parental mental ill-health, and parental alcohol and drug misuse) to assess how access to and support from services could be improved. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 8, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Decision-making deficits in adolescent boys with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): an experimental assessment of associated mechanisms - Dekkers TJ, Huizenga HM, Popma A, Bexkens A, Zadelaar JN, Jansen BRJ.
Adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) demonstrate increased levels of real-life risk-taking behavior like substance abuse and reckless behavior in traffic, which potentially originates in decision-making deficits. Using experimen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The effects of mental health and substance abuse/dependence disorders on prison misconduct among male inmates in Taiwan - Kuo SY.
This study examined the relative effects of mental illness, substance abuse/dependence, and co-occurring mental disorders and substance abuse/dependence (CODs) on prison misconduct among male inmates (N = 2,065) incarcerated in Taiwan's nine correct... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

California pharmacies rarely take back unused opioids
(Reuters Health) - Only 1 in 10 California pharmacies have programs to take back unused prescription opioids and just one in five give consumers accurate disposal information, according to a study that suggests drugstores could do more to help combat substance abuse. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Quickstats: Number of emergency department visits for substance abuse or dependence per 10,000 persons aged ≥18 years, by age group - United States, 2008-2009 and 2016-2017 -
The rate of ED visits with a primary diagnosis or primary complaint of substance abuse or dependence by patients aged 18 –34 years in the United States increased from 45.4 visits per 10,000 persons in 2008–2009 to 76.0 visits in 2016–2017 but rema... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

QuickStats: Number of Emergency Department Visits for Substance Abuse or Dependence per 10,000 Persons Aged ≥18 Years, by Age Group - United States, 2008-2009 and 2016-2017
This report describes the rate of emergency department visits with a primary diagnosis or primary complaint of substance abuse or dependence by patients aged 18-34 years and aged ≥35 years in the United States. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - December 19, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Data & Statistics Emergency Department Visits MMWR Morbidity Mortality Weekly Report Substance Use and Abuse Source Type: news

Tackling the Opioid Crisis: A Whole-of-Government Approach
Source: U.S. Senate, Committee on the Judiciary. Published: 12/17/2019. This two-hour, 33-minute Congressional hearing discusses the opioid crisis and the challenging illicit drug environment in the United States, from the view of a whole-of-government approach. Witnesses detail their work at the Justice Department, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, which is addressing the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department's five-point Opioid Strategy that provides the overarching framework to leverage the expertise and resources of HHS agencies in a strategic and coordinated m...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Interrelationships between post-TBI employment and substance abuse: a cross-lagged structural equation modeling analysis - Awan N, DiSanto D, Juengst SB, Kumar RG, Bertisch H, Niemeier J, Fann JR, Sperry J, Wagner AK.
OBJECTIVE: To describe the interrelationship of post-injury employment and substance abuse (SA) among individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI). DESIGN: Structural equation model (SEM) and logistic regression analytic approach using a merged da... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

State panel grapples with physician mental health
A state licensing board continues to grapple with how best to address mental-health issues and substance abuse among medical students and physicians across Florida. A Florida Board of Medicine subcommittee last week agreed to reduce a look-back period for mental health and substance abuse on a licensure application from five years to two years. But a day later, the full Board of Medicine raised concerns that it could put the public’s health at risk. “The main concern I have is this undermines… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 10, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Christine Sexton Source Type: news

Co-addiction of meth and opioids hinders treatment
(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) A study published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment found that methamphetamine use was associated with more than twice the risk for dropping out of treatment for opioid-use disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Telepsychiatry in an Alaska Native Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program - Legha RK, Moore L, Ling R, Novins D, Shore J.
Introduction:  Alaska Native communities experience high rates of alcohol and substance abuse and face challenges accessing quality, culturally appropriate treatment. Telepsychiatry could hel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Substance abuse in adolescents before admission to Peruvian juvenile detention centers: results from a national census in Peru, 2016 - Vargas-Fern ández R, Rojas-Roque C, Santero M, Runzer-Colmenares FM, Figueroa W.
OBJECTIVEs To estimate the prevalence of drug use before admission to juvenile detention centers (JDC) in Peru and determine individual, family and social influences on behavior. METHODS A cross-sectional analysis was performed using data from the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Chronic opioid treatment may raise risk of post-traumatic stress disorder, study finds
While opioids are often prescribed to treat people with trauma-related pain, a new UCLA-led study suggests doctors should use caution before prescribing the drug to those they believe may experience severe stress in the future, in order to reduce the risk the patient will develop PTSD.In the study, researchers administered doses of the opioid morphine to a group of 22 mice for one week, then gave the mice relatively strong foot shocks. After the morphine wore off, the mice were given mild electric foot shocks. These mice showed a substantially longer “freezing response” than a second, control group of 24 mice t...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 3, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Health Affairs Releases Issue on Rural Health
The December 2019 issue of Health Affairs features articles focusing on different aspects of rural health, including topics like substance abuse, palliative care, access to care, workforce, mortality disparities, and more. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - December 3, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Affordable treatment for mental illness and substance abuse gets harder to find
Patients are more likely to resort to out-of-network providers. Insurance firms also reimburse behavioral health providers at lower rates. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jenny Gold Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality is seeking comment on a proposed revision to the National Mental Health Services Survey, which is set to expire on January 31, 2020. The survey provides data on the number and characteristics of mental health treatment facilities and people in treatment in the United States. Comments are due by December 30, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 29, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Notice from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) seeking comment on methodological field tests for the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). These tests are used to test the reliability and validity of survey questions and to assess the impact of new sampling techniques on respondent behavior and reporting, among other things. Comments are due January 27, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 26, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Survivors of Disasters Resource Portal
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Published: 11/26/2019. This web page provides information about possible reactions to disasters, as well as resources for survivors to prepare for, and cope with disasters or traumatic events. It provides links to the web page for Recovering From Disasters, and the Disaster Distress Helpline. Other topics include Disaster Reactions, Disaster Technical Assistance Center (DTAC) Tip Sheets, Disaster-Specific Resource Collections, Other Helpful Resources, and DTAC Bulletins and Newsletters. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Med...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Intimacy Without Intoxication: Is Sober Sex Better?
The sun is streaming through the curtains of a room that you have never seen before. You squint and rub your bloodshot eyes, as your hand reaches out to feel the prone body of the snoring person who a few hours earlier was a stranger. You notice your own naked body and wonder how the two of you spent the interceding time. You look at the floor next to the bed and see your clothes, strewn across the carpet, wine bottles and glasses, a few joints, and a line of cocaine on the dresser across the room. You slide out of bed, gather your belongings, hightail it to the bathroom and quickly get yourself street ready. Wondering ho...
Source: Psych Central - November 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Addictions Sexuality Substance Abuse Drug Abuse Rape Sexual Assault Sober Support Sobriety Trauma Source Type: news

Two-Thirds of Child Abuse Survivors Do Well as Adults
FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2019 -- Two in three survivors of childhood sexual abuse have good mental health, but a new study suggests that social isolation, chronic pain, substance abuse and depression can hinder recovery. Researchers looked at 651 Canadian... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Utah's Rehab Deserts: Despite Crises, Drug Treatment Options Decline in Rural Counties
Covers the 'rehab deserts' in southern Utah and describes that even though substance abuse is on the rise, the number of treatment centers remains insufficient. Discusses how capital funding, stigma, and the cost of care are barriers to those seeking substance use treatment. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - November 21, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Exploring substance use and mental health for minority transgender youth: implications for advanced practice nurses - Raynor PA, Nation A, Outlaw F.
BACKGROUND: Transgender youth, particularly if they are transgender female and of a minority racial or ethnic group (i.e., minority transgender youth [MTY]), are known to have higher incidence of new HIV infections, substance abuse, and suicidality when co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Psychoactive substance abuse in adolescence and social work in the school: a point a view from professionals and students in Castelo Branco, Portugal - Real D, Vieira R.
This paper explores the relevance of preventive social work-focused programs implemented in schools in order to reduce psychoactive substance abuse by adolescents. The research was implemented in the city-district school of Castelo Branco, a Portuguese cen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news