Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Is Diagnosed in a Major League Soccer Player for the First Time
BOSTON — Researchers have diagnosed chronic traumatic encephalopathy in a Major League Soccer player for the first time, saying Tuesday that former Sporting Kansas City defender Scott Vermillion suffered from the degenerative brain disease. The Boston University CTE Center said Vermillion, who died of an accidental drug overdose in December 2020 at the age of 44, had CTE. Although it is not possible to connect any individual case to a cause, the disease has been linked to repeated blows to the head. CTE has been found in more than 100 former NFL players as well as semi-pro and high school soccer players. Vermillion i...
Source: TIME: Health - June 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jimmy Golen/AP Tags: Uncategorized Disease healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

Addiction treatment center proposed at former Salvation Army space in midtown Dayton
If the project moves forward, it will replace a former rehabilitation center that ceased operations last year — ensuring the continuation of treatment for one of the hardest hit areas in the country for substance abuse. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 28, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: John Bush Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Center for Substance Abuse Treatment; Notice of Meeting
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) National Advisory Council (NAC) will hold a virtual public meeting on August 30, 2022, from 12:00 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern. Agenda items will include an update on CSAT activities and a discussion on the behavioral health workforce.Registration for the meeting is required. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - June 28, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Pride Week 4: Searching for Quality Resources for Sexual and Gender Minority Health
As mentioned earlier in this series of articles for LGBTQ+ Pride Month, the Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) is Sexual and Gender Minorities (SGM). This term is nested under Health Disparity, Minority and Vulnerable Populations, and below SGM are Intersex Persons and Transgender Persons. The scope note for SGM reads: Individuals including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, gender non-conforming people, and other populations whose sexual orientation or GENDER IDENTITY and reproductive development is considered outside cultural, societal, or physiological norms. Year introduced: 2018 Note that gender identit...
Source: The Cornflower - June 22, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Jacqueline Leskovec Tags: Blog health resources LGBTQ Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Meeting of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services National Advisory Council
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services National Advisory Council (CMHS NAC) will hold a virtual public meeting on August 18, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern. Agenda items include updates from the SAMHSA CMHS director, updates from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, and council discussions. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - June 22, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Why Some Doctors Are Prescribing Ballroom Dance or a Day at the Museum
It took two years and nearly 50 emergency-room visits for Dr. Ardeshir Hashmi to realize he didn’t need to prescribe pills for his 93-year-old patient’s excruciating chest pains. He needed to prescribe ballroom dance. Ruth—a pseudonym used for privacy—hadn’t always been a frequent flier in the ambulance. But beginning in 2015, a tight, suffocating pressure in her rib cage would leave her shaking, aching, and dialing 911. Every two weeks, she arrived at Massachusetts General Hospital and received what Hashmi, then her geriatrician and now the chair of geriatric innovation at Cleveland Clinic, c...
Source: TIME: Health - June 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Chen Tags: Uncategorized freelance Health Care healthscienceclimate Public Health Source Type: news

Research by Cleveland behavioral health expert sheds light on substance abuse disorders and inequitable treatment among people of color
Martina Moore is CEO of a successful Cleveland-based counseling and mediation service agency. Most of her clients (70%) are white and many have access to her advanced treatment like equine therapy and psychiatry to treat substance use disorders (SUD) and mental illness. But Moore is well aware of the painful reality that for many Black and Latino people, treatment for behavioral health disorders is harder to obtain and the consequences are much harsher. That knowledge fuels the work she is doing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 13, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ohio Opioid Education Alliance Source Type: news

Can substance abuse media literacy increase prediction of drug use in students? - Barati M, Bashirian S, Jormand H, Babamiri M, Rezapur-Shahkolai F.
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to determine the predictors of drug use among students based on the Extended Prototype willingness model (EPWM). METHODS: This cross-sectional study was performed at Hamadan universities. The participants were sel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Risk and protective factors associated with suicidal thoughts and behaviors among Maryland middle school students - Flores JP, Stuart EA, Swartz KL, Jallah NA, Wilcox HC.
The aim of this study was to identify independent risk and protective factors associated with self-reported suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STB) among young adolescents by examining self-report data on mental health, substance abuse, violence involvement,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Episode 5: Managing Mental Health and Substance Abuse In HIV Patients Episode 5: Managing Mental Health and Substance Abuse In HIV Patients
Drs Michael Saag and Glenn Treisman discuss methods of managing mental health and substance abuse in HIV patients.Medscape (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 7, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS InDiscussion Source Type: news

Mental health disparities amongst sexual-minority adolescents of the US - a national survey study of YRBSS-CDC - Depa N, Desai S, Patel S, Silvi S, Hanif S, Rizvi S, Rahman F, Ortega G, Hsieh YC, Malik P, Pathrose RPM, Parikh T, Mansuri Z.
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the prevalence and trend of identifying as a sexual minority among the American adolescent population. Additionally, we aimed to evaluate the prevalence and odds of substance abuse, hopelessness, and suicidality among the se... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 2, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Another look at the self-control vs. psychopathy debate: a study assessing sexual aggression, aggression, and substance abuse - DeLisi M, Bouffard JA, Miller HA.
Self-control and psychopathy are general theories of antisociality that have considerable empirical support, are conceptually similar, and have occasionally been studied together. A recent head-to-head test of the theories and found that self-control gener... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 2, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

UCLA psychologist looks for new ways to treat alcohol addiction
Lara Ray, professor of psychology at UCLA, has been studying alcohol use disorders since long before the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2008, she established theUCLA Addictions Lab to research medications and other treatments for those who want to quit or reduce their drinking. But a spike in alcohol consumption during the pandemic has brought substance abuse back into the spotlight. Alcohol-related deaths in the U.S. rose 25% to nearly 100,000 in the first year of the pandemic, according to a study from the National Institutes of Health.UCLA Newsroom asked  Ray, who today became president of the Research Society on Alcoholism, ab...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 1, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority
Notice from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announcing the modification of its organizational structure to include a new Office of Prevention Innovation (OPI). The Office of Prevention Innovation (OPI) will provide support across the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention by analyzing program data to uncover common barriers to program implementation, as well as innovative approaches, and quickly turn these into technical assistance to the field. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - June 1, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

HRSA: Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Infant and Maternal Mortality (Formerly the Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality)
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will hold a virtual public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Infant and Maternal Mortality (ACIMM) on June 14-15, 2022. Agenda items are being finalized but may include federal program updates; Sudden Infant Death Syndrome/Sudden Unexpected Infant Death; violence, incarceration, and substance abuse; cultural strength/resilience; American Indian/Alaskan Native maternal and infant health disparities; workforce and workforce development; and race concordant care. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 31, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news