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Analysis of multisource data establishes wide-ranging antecedents of youth suicide in England.
Suicide is a leading cause of death among young people worldwide and an international public health concern.1 While research has established common risk factors that may serve as key components of suicide prevention strategies (eg, past suicidal behaviour, psychiatric disorders, substance abuse), little is known about specific antecedents of youth suicide. Knowing what factors precede youth suicide can help frame targets for intervention and identify promising sites for suicide prevention.The authors collected data from the Office for National Statistics about people aged 10G Ç ô 19- á years who died by...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maine Department of Health and Human Services Data and Reports
Maine DHHS releases annual reports on child abuse, infectious disease, syringe exchange, substance abuse, asthma, and more. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Follow-up protocol was useful for children whose parents attended emergency departments after partner violence, substance abuse or a suicide attempt - Hoytema van Konijnenburg EMM, Gigengack M, Teeuw AH, Sieswerda-Hoogendoorn T, Brilleslijper-Kater SN, Flapper BC, Lindauer RJL, van Goudoever JB, van der Lee JH.
AIM: This was a one-year follow up of families referred to support services after the parents visited the emergency department due to intimate partner violence, substance abuse or a suicide attempt. Its aim was to evaluate the wellbeing of any children. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Findings from NSDUH Reveal That Only a Subset of Individuals Receive Services for Substance Use and Mental Health Issues
A new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA),Receipt of Services for Substance Use and Mental Health Issues among Adults: Results from the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, found that only 10.8% of the 19.9 million adults that needed substance use treatment in the past year received treatment at a specialty facility. It also found that 43.1% of the 44.7 million adults with any mental illness and 64.8% of the 10.4 million adults with serious mental illness received mental health services. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 21, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

FDA: Opioid-Benzo Combo OK in Substance Abuse Tx
(MedPage Today) -- Also, buprenorphine labeling will note that treatment may extend indefinitely (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - September 20, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the agency ’s continued efforts to promote the safe adoption of medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) – the use of medication combined with counseling and behavioral therapies – is one of the major pillars of the federal response to the opioid epidemic in this country. This type of treatment is an important tool that has the potential to help millions of Americans with an opioid use disorder reg ain control over their lives. In fact, patients receiving MAT cut their risk of death from all causes in half, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Addressing the epidemic of opioid addiction is my highest public health priority. One element of t...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 20, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the agency ’ s continued efforts to promote the safe adoption of medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) – the use of medication combined with counseling and behavioral therapies – is one of the major pillars of the federal response to the opioid epidemic in this country. This type of treatment is an important tool that has the potential to help millions of Americans with an opioid use disorder regain control over their lives. In fact, patients receiving MAT cut their risk of death from all causes in half, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Addressing the epidemic of opioid addiction is my highest public health priority. One element of th...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 20, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Victimization of transgender youths linked to suicidal thoughts, substance abuse
(University of Texas at Austin) In two peer-reviewed papers, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have found that transgender adolescents are twice as likely to have suicidal thoughts as the general population, and they are up to four times as likely to engage in substance use. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Delegates Address Violence in Health Care, Homelessness
The 2017 Congress of Delegates addressed issues such as violence in health care, so-called Housing First approaches to aid homeless people and substance abuse in incarcerated populations. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Higher Cigarette Taxes May Mean Fewer Infant Deaths
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Pregnancy and Substance Abuse (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Missouri health centers awarded $4 million to fight opioid abuse, add mental health services
Twenty-four health centers across Missouri have been awarded $3.97 million in funding from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration to expand services related to substance abuse and mental health. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

5 Dayton-area health centers get $850K to tackle mental health/opioid crisis
To help combat the issues of mental health treatment and the rising opioid crisis, the Health Resources and Services Administration is giving $850,000 to several Dayton-area health centers. The money will support expansion and integration of mental health services and substance abuse services. These services focus on the treatment, prevention, and awareness of opioid abuse in the primary care setting by increasing personnel, leveraging health information technology, and providing tra ining. “No… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: DBJ Staff Source Type: news

FDA Blesses First App to Treat Substance Abuse
FDA has given the thumbs up to reSET, a prescription digital therapeutic from Pear Therapeutics. The offering is now cleared for use as an adjuvant to standard outpatient therapy to treat patients with substance use disorder for stimulants, cannabis, cocaine, and alcohol. This the first FDA-cleared mobile medical application system for treating patients with substance use disorders. “This is a defining moment for digital therapeutics and for patients with substance use disorder,” Corey McCann, president and CEO of Pear Therapeutics, said in a company press release. “As the first FDA-cleared Prescription D...
Source: MDDI - September 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Marie Thibault Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

HHS Commits $144.1 Million in Additional Funding for Opioid Crisis
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $144.1 million in grants to prevent and treat opioid addiction. These grants will be administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through six grant programs:First Responders, theState Pilot Grant for Treatment of Pregnant and Postpartum Women,Building Communities of Recovery,Improving Access to Overdose Treatment,Targeted Capacity Expansion: Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), and theServices Grant Program for Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 15, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

FDA Permits Marketing of App to Help Treat Substance Abuse
But app is not recommended for opioid dependence (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & Pain, Institutional, Source Type: news

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. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pear Therapeutics gets de novo FDA clearance for reSET, a digital therapeutic for substance abuse
In an FDA first, Boston- and San Francisco-based Pear Therapeutics'reSET system for the treatment of substance abuse has been granted a de novo clearance by the agency. It's the first software-only digital therapeutic the FDA has cleared with  claims to improve clinical outcomes in a disease. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

CBT App for Non-Opioid Substance Abuse Gets FDA Nod
(MedPage Today) -- To be used in conjunction with outpatient therapy (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

App to Help Treat Substance Abuse Approved
But app is not recommended for opioid dependence Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brentwood-based AAC Holdings announces $85M buy
Brentwood-based addiction treatment company AAC Holdings Inc. is on the move. AAC, parent company of American Addiction Centers, has announced plans to buy New England-based AdCare Inc. for $85 million, according to a news release. AdCare sees more than 6,000 hospital and residential admissions and more than 115,000 outpatient visits per year. The purchase includes a 114-b ed hospital for substance abuse treatment and five outpatient centers in Massachusetts and a 52-bed residential treatment center… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Alison Nash Source Type: news

App to Help Treat Substance Abuse Approved
THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 2017 -- 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. The Reset application is designed to help treat abuse of alcohol,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 14, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

HRSA Awards $200 Million to Health Centers Nationwide to Tackle Mental Health and Fight the Opioid Overdose Crisis
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced that it is awarding more than $200 million to 1,179 health centers and 13 rural health organizations to increase access to substance abuse and mental health services. This money will be distributed to every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Basin. 498 of the health centers receiving these awards are located in rural communities. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 14, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Is an Occasional Drink OK During Pregnancy?
Evidence isn't yet clear, but a new review says there's a slight chance of possible harm Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Fetal Health and Development, Pregnancy and Substance Abuse (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Methadone clinics in Houston are reopening after Harvey
Methadone clinics that provide care to substance abuse patients are opening up in the aftermath of Harvey, working to track down and accommodate patients who rely on the drug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National Survey Reveals the Scope of Behavioral Health Across the Nation
Details the results of the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). In 2016, there were 11.8 million people aged 12 and older who misused opioids in the past year. 11.5 million of those were misusing pain relievers rather than heroin, despite higher rates of people with heroin misuse disorder receiving treatment at a specialty facility. Even so, less than a quarter of people with an opioid use disorder received treatment at a specialty facility in the last year. Additionally, the prevalence of serious mental illness, depression, and s...
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 7, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Opioid abuse can be treated successfully in primary care settings, study finds
(RAND Corporation) While many medical strategies have been shown helpful in treating opioid and alcohol abuse, the approaches are often most available in specialized treatment centers that are costly and limited in number. A new study finds that combining substance abuse treatment with regular medical care can successfully treat people with opioid or alcohol addiction, providing an option that might expand access to treatment and lower costs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Treatment for Opioid or Alcohol Abuse Can Be Successful in Primary Care Settings
Combining substance abuse treatment with regular medical care can successfully treat people with opioid or alcohol addiction, providing an option that might expand treatment and lower the cost of caring for people caught up in the nation's opioid epidemic. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - September 5, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

What is Internet Gaming Disorder?
This study also found that “Internet gaming disorder, …, affects a small subset of the population exposed to online games, and does not appear to have increased in prevalence to the extent the [I]nternet usage has increased.” Data shows “[s]ignificant overlap in the neurobiology underlying both [gaming and Internet] addictions and substance use disorders have been found in animal models and human brain imaging studies.” People with IGD can have similar symptoms to people with substance abuse disorders including building tolerance for the activity (i.e. needing more) and having withdrawal sym...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 4, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Book Review: Addiction Treatment
Spanning across all socioeconomic statuses, races, cultures and ages, addiction is one of the largest and most insidious problems our society faces today. And yet, for the medical doctors who are often tasked with treating addiction, identifying and treating it is not always a straight forward process. In his new book, Addiction Treatment, Dr. Michael Weaver, a specialist in substance abuse disorders, provides a comprehensive review of addiction, dual diagnosis, pharmaceutical treatment and clinical advice about how to work with an addict. “People are embarrassed to admit to using drugs partly because they worry...
Source: Psych Central - August 31, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Book Reviews Medications Psychiatry Substance Abuse Treatment Source Type: news

Addressing maternal deaths due to violence: the Illinois experience - Koch AR, Geller SE.
Homicide, suicide, and substance abuse accounted for nearly one-fourth of all pregnancy-associated deaths in Illinois from 2002-2013. Maternal mortality review in Illinois has been primarily focused on obstetric and medical causes and little is known about... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Incremental predictive validity of the Addiction Severity Index psychiatric composite score in a consecutive cohort of patients in residential treatment for drug use disorders - Thylstrup B, Bloomfield K, Hesse M.
BACKGROUND: The Addiction Severity Index (ASI) is a widely used assessment instrument for substance abuse treatment that includes scales reflecting current status in seven potential problem areas, including psychiatric severity. The aim of this study was t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Financing and Service Delivery Integration for Mental Illness & Substance Abuse
October 18, 2017 12:00-1:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Traumatic brain injuries during development disrupt dopaminergic signaling - Karelina K, Gaier KR, Weil ZM.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) sustained during peri-adolescent development produce lasting neuro-behavioral changes that render individuals at an increased risk for developing substance abuse disorders. Experimental and clinical evidence of a prolonged pe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Portland's Lines for Life gets $3.4M contract to serve vets in crisis
Lines for Life has been awarded a $3.4 million contract to serve as the sole backup center for the national Veterans Crisis Line. The Portland-based suicide and substance abuse prevention nonprofit has hired 26 more staff members to handle an additional 1,200-plus calls each month from veterans in crisis around the U.S. The nonprofit's new status as the VA's "Ambassador Center" means it will provide backup when the Veterans Crisis Line experiences high call volume or service interruptions. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 24, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Some treatment centers keep addicts hooked for insurance $$$
Authorities say South Florida, long a national hub of the substance abuse recovery industry, has become a focal point for rampant insurance fraud that relies on a lethal cycle of failure (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Some treatment centers keep addicts hooked for insurance $$
Authorities say South Florida, long a national hub of the substance abuse recovery industry, has become a focal point for rampant insurance fraud that relies on a lethal cycle of failure (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Many addicts seeking opioid recovery find relapse and fraud
Authorities say South Florida, long a national hub of the substance abuse recovery industry, has become a focal point for rampant insurance fraud that relies on a lethal cycle of failure (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Trends in the Use of Methadone, Buprenorphine, and Extended-Release Naltrexone at Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities: 2003-2015 Updated (August 2017)
Report updates use of Methadone, Buprenorphine, and Extended-Release Naltrexone in substance abuse treatment facilities using the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS). (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA Report Shows Increase in Opioid Treatment Facilities
A new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA),Trends in the Use of Methadone, Buprenorphine, and Extended-release Naltrexone at Substance Abuse Facilities 2003-2015, found that opioid treatment programs in the United States increased 39% from 2003 to 2016. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - August 22, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

UH receives $3.3 million from state cancer research program
(University of Houston) The University of Houston has received $3.3 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, including $2 million to hire Rohith Reddy, a post-doctoral researcher at Harvard Medical School who focuses on next-generation technologies for detecting gynecological cancers, and $1.3 million to allow the College of Education's Lorraine Reitzel to expand a tobacco cessation program to substance abuse treatment centers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Geisel Students Confront Granite State ’s Opioid Epidemic
Project 439 seeks to stem the rising tide of opioid overdose deaths in New Hampshire while helping those struggling with substance abuse protect their health. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - August 16, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Susan Green Tags: Insider News community health community service Features Home-feature medical students opioid opioid crisis Source Type: news

Amphetamine combo linked to Islamic State more potent than thought
LONDON, Aug 16 (Reuters) - A synthetic psychoactive drug linked to substance abuse in the Middle East and said to be a fund-raising tool and stimulant for Islamist militants is more dangerous than previously thought, scientists said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

$8.5M sale of Philadelphia hospital gets tentative approval
The buyer plans to keep the hospital open as a provider of substance abuse and mental health services. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Implementing Substance Abuse Services in Health Center Settings - Part 2: Lessons from the Field
August 17, 2017 2:00-3:30pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - August 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Allegheny Health Network creates opioid treatment center
Allegheny Health Network on Tuesday unveiled the AHN Center for Excellence for Opioid Use Disorder, which will be used to treat substance abuse in southwestern Pennsylvania. The program is one of 45 across Pennsylvania that are being funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services grant. The care management treatment team is being led by Dr. William Johnjulio, chair of family medicine at AHN and also includes AHN Center for Inclusion Health Director Stuart Fis k plus a registered nurse, social… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 15, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Chapman University publishes research on substance use among transgender students in California
(Chapman University) Chapman University has published research on substance abuse among transgender students in California. The research looked at students in middle and high schools in nearly every school district in California. Results showed transgender adolescents were more than two times more likely to engage in substance use in their lifetimes. The paper appears in the Journal of School Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Marijuana use amongst youth stable, but substance abuse admissions up
(Binghamton University) While marijuana use amongst youth remains stable, youth admission to substance abuse treatment facilities has increased, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Smoking on The Rise Among Pregnant Women with Depression
More than 1 in 3 smoke, compared to 1 in 10 who aren't depressed, U.S. survey findsSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Depression, Pregnancy and Substance Abuse (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Finding Local Health Centers for National Health Center Week
August 13-19 is National Health Center Week. Health centers are a valuable resource for anyone without health insurance. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Health Centers provide preventative and primary care services for patients even if they do not have health insurance, and patients can pay what they can afford based on their income. HRSA Health Centers provide services like: Checkups for adults and children Treatment for ill patients Care for pregnant women Immunizations for children Some health centers also provide mental health, substance abuse, oral health, and/or vision services HRSA provides a...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 14, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Public Health Source Type: news

Goal commitment predicts treatment outcome for adolescents with alcohol use disorder - Kaminer Y, Ohannessian CM, McKay JR, Burke RH, Flannery K.
OBJECTIVE: Commitment to change is an innovative potential mediator and mechanism of behavior change (MOBC) that has not been examined in adolescents with substance use disorders (SUD). The Adolescent Substance Abuse Goal Commitment (ASAGC) questionnaire i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news