Disclosure of alcohol-related harm: children's experiences - Tamutiene I, Jogait ė B.
OBJECTIVES: (1) to learn to whom children disclose experiences of harm caused by their parents' or carers' substance abuse, (2) to show whether professionals enable children to disclose this harm, and (3) to highlight what kind of assistance they provide a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Guidance for working with a patient who elicits fear in the psychiatrist - Nossel I, Lowenthal D.
While it is clear that most societal violence is not due to mental illness, there is conflicting evidence regarding whether mental illness itself increases violence risk.1 Nonetheless, variables associated with mental illness, particularly substance abuse,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

College students with disabilities at greater risk for substance abuse
(Rutgers University) College students with physical and cognitive disabilities use illicit drugs more, and have a higher prevalence of drug use disorder, than their non-disabled peers, according to a Rutgers study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Non-Substantive Change Review by the Office of Management and Budget
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is seeking comments on an information collection regarding the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), which surveys people 12 and older about the use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. Updates relate to COVID-19 and telehealth utilization. Comments are due by November 17, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 18, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Center for Substance Abuse Prevention; Notice of Meeting
Notice from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announcing a public meeting of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council (CSAP NAC) on September 30, 2020 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Eastern. Agenda items include the discussion of the member grant review process, substance use prevention during the pandemic, prevention data, and updates on CSAP program developments. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 17, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Structures Awards: El Camino ’s new mental health center avoids institutional feel
The $96 million project was designed with the most progressive approach to treating conditions such as substance abuse and other behavioral issues in mind. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Danny King Source Type: news

Structures Awards: El Camino ’s new mental health center avoids institutional feel
The $96 million project was designed with the most progressive approach to treating conditions such as substance abuse and other behavioral issues in mind. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Danny King Source Type: news

Prevalence of substance abuse among adolescents of urban and rural community in Surendranagar district, Gujarat - Jasani PK, Jadeja YM, Patel NM, Jadeja DY, Shrimali JB, Purani SK.
BACKGROUND: According to the World Health Organization (WHO), substance abuse is "persistent or sporadic drug use inconsistent with or unrelated to acceptable medical practice." Recently, substance abuse has been increasing among children and adolescents. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Hawaii to receive $4M in federal aid to help state respond to meth crisis
This grant, which comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, will help fund prevention, treatment, and recovery support services related to the public health crisis. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Olivia Peterkin Source Type: news

Hawaii to receive $4M in federal aid to help state respond to meth crisis
This grant, which comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, will help fund prevention, treatment, and recovery support services related to the public health crisis. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Olivia Peterkin Source Type: news

Are you with them – an appeal for solidarity donations
UNISON members employed by the charity We Are With You (formerly Addaction) in Wigan and Leigh are taking strike action over their employer’s failure to pay them the 2018-21 NHS pay award. There are 29 members involved in the dispute, and they are soon to embark on their sixteenth day of strike action. The strike and picket line will be socially distanced. The staff were previously employed by the NHS, and the charity promised that they would continue to receive the NHS rates of pay. Members would have gained an average of around £4,000 over the three years of the pay award, but instead ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 11, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article Addaction alcohol drugs and substance abuse Source Type: news

Adolescent girls at risk for self-injury can be identified using a short psychological profile
(Elsevier) A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), published by Elsevier, reports on three key factors found amongst adolescents that could be used to predict the first occurrence of nonsuicidal self-harm, over a 3 year period. Factors included low conscientiousness, high avoidance and parent's substance abuse history. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Notice of Meeting for the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC)
Announcement of a virtual public meeting of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) to be held on September 29, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern. Agenda items include information on federal efforts related to serious mental illness (SMI) and serious emotional disturbance (SED), including recommendations for actions that agencies can take to better coordinate the administration of mental health services for adults with SMI or children with SED. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Psycho-social predictors of substance abuse among youths - Agberotimi SF, Oduaran C, Asagba RB.
This study investigates psycho-social predictors of substance abuse among youths. A cross-sectional survey was conducted. Ninety-two purposively selected youths consisting 82 males and 10 females whose ages ranged between 18 and 24years (M= 21.08, S.D. = 1... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Online Therapy, Booming During the Coronavirus Pandemic, May Be Here to Stay
Mental health flows from the ceramic jug psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb keeps on her desk. There’s nothing special about the jug—a minor accessory in an office designed with the sort of tidy impersonality common to her field. And there’s no special elixir in it—just water. But all the same, the jug provides a certain kind of healing. When patients are struggling, crying, overcome in some way, Gottlieb, a Los Angeles based practitioner and author of the book Maybe You Should Talk to someone, will offer up a cup of water, pour it for them and hand it across. In that small gesture is a whole constellati...
Source: TIME: Health - August 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

HHS Releases $1.5 Billion to States, Tribes to Combat Opioid Crisis
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provided $1.5 billion in funding to states and tribes for the first round of State Opioid Response (SOR) and Tribal Opioid Response (TOR) grant programs. This funding supports community-level resources that provide prevention, treatment, and recovery support services. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - August 27, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Relationships between opioid-related hospitalizations and intimate partner violence and child maltreatment hospitalizations in Pennsylvania across space and time - Sumetsky N, Burke JG, Mair C.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) and child maltreatment outcomes are markedly associated with substance abuse disorders. However, few studies have explored these serious family violence outcomes in connection to the opioid epidemic or population-level geogr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Meeting
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will hold a virtual public meeting of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) National Advisory Council (NAC) on September 22, 2020. The agenda will include discussions on SAMHSA's Strategic Plan, SAMHSA's response to prevent suicide due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and the latest findings from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).Registration is required to participate. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 19, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Hidradenitis suppurativa and psychiatric comorbidities, suicides and substance abuse: systematic review and meta-analysis - Phan K, Huo YR, Smith SD.
BACKGROUND: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder of the hair follicles, and has been associated with a multitude of systemic disorders and pathologies. There is increasing evidence to suggest that chronic inflammatory skin ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Primary substance use prevention programs for children and youth: a systematic review - Tremblay M, Baydala L, Khan M, Currie C, Morley K, Burkholder C, Davidson R, Stillar A.
CONTEXT: An updated synthesis of research on substance abuse prevention programs can promote enhanced uptake of programs with proven effectiveness, particularly when paired with information relevant to practitioners and policy makers. OBJECTIVE: To ass... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

An AI algorithm to help identify homeless youth at risk of substance abuse
(Penn State) While many programs and initiatives have been implemented to address the prevalence of substance abuse among homeless youth in the United States, they don't always include data-driven insights about environmental and psychological factors that could contribute to an individual's likelihood of developing a substance use disorder. Now, an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm developed by researchers at Penn State could help predict susceptibility to substance use disorder among young homeless individuals, and suggest personalized rehabilitation programs for highly susceptible homeless youth. (Source: EurekAler...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Anxiety and Depression Rises Among Young Adults, Blacks and Latinos in Pandemic
A new C.D.C. survey indicates that young people, as well as Blacks and Latinos of all ages, are showing signs of deteriorating mental health and some are resorting to substance abuse. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Anxiety and Stress Mental Health and Disorders Youth Depression (Mental) Research Teenagers and Adolescence Drug Abuse and Traffic Brigham and Women ' s Hospital Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Mo 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) virtual public meeting on September 3, 2020. 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 - August 13, 2020 Category: Rural Health 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 (CMHS NAC) virtual public meeting on August 27, 2020. Agenda items include updates from the SAMHSA CMHS director, a presentation from the SAMHSA Statistics and Data Demonstration, and discussion from the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use on SAMHSA's response to COVID-19. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 6, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Federal Grant to Address Behavioral Health During COVID-19 Pandemic
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has been awarded a $2 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to support the state ’s behavioral health response to theCOVID-19 pandemic, including services for people of all ages with mental health and substance use challenges and health care workers. “While our primary focus during the COVID-19 pandemic has been on the physical well-being of our residents, we cannot...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - August 4, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Challenges facing the prevention of drug and substance abuse in secondary schools: case of Malindi Central urban Sub-County of Kenya - Kisaka J.
This study investigated the prevention of drug and substance abuse among students in secondary schools in Malindi Central urban Sub-County of Kenya. The research problem emanated from the concern that many school children are being wasted due to drug and s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Social-emotional competence trajectories from a school-based child trauma symptom intervention in a disadvantaged community - Hutchison M, Russell BS, Wink MN.
Childhood exposure to traumatic experiences and subsequent psychological symptoms increase the risk for lifelong behavioral and mental health problems, including depression diagnoses, reduced adaptive coping strategies, substance abuse, and early death, wi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Exposure to personal and community violence and associated drug use outcomes in African American young adults - Saadatmand F, Dearfield C, Bronson J, Harrison R.
This study adds to the u... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt, Plan Malawi Move to Address Teen Pregnancies, Avert Mental Health Problems
[Nyasa Times] Malawi is on the verge of registering a historic increase in cases of mental health problems as a result of an unprecedented uptake of alcohol and substance abuse among children and the youth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Advisory Committee for Women's Services (ACWS); Notice of Meeting
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Advisory Committee for Women's Services (ACWS) will hold a virtual public meeting on August 19, 2020. Agenda items include a discussion on assessing current SAMHSA strategies to address the mental health and substance use needs of women and girls, priorities regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the behavioral health needs of women and children, and the current ethnic/racial climate and related economic and health disparities on women, among other things.Registration is required to attend. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 29, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Gender, maltreatment and psychiatric symptoms among adolescents in outpatient substance abuse treatment - Davila M, Tubman JG.
Childhood maltreatment experiences are risk factors for externalizing and internalizing symptoms, as well as substance abuse problems during adolescence.  In the present study, we administered structured interviews to 394 adolescents receiving outpatient s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

$7.2M NIDA grant allows temple scientists to continue critical research on drugs of abuse
(Temple University Health System) For the last two decades, scientists at the Center for Substance Abuse Research (CSAR) at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University have been working to advance the understanding of the biological basis of drug addiction and actions of drugs of abuse. Now, thanks to a $7.2M grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), that work is funded for another five years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pathways linking adverse environments to emerging adults' substance abuse and depressive symptoms: a prospective analysis of rural African American men - Kogan SM, Bae D, Cho J, Smith AK, Nishitani S.
For African American emerging adult men, developmental challenges are evident in their escalating substance abuse and depressive symptoms; this is particularly true for men from low-resource communities. The present study tests a developmental model linkin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Unpacking the causes of PTSD in violently injured patients - Coles ZJ, Tufariello A, Bonne S.
BACKGROUND: Violence is a public health problem that disproportionately affects urban communities. The root causes of PTSD and effects on quality of life, substance abuse, and mental health are unclear. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevale... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Hawaii DOH awarded $11.8M grant for children's health services
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded an $11.8 million grant to the Hawaii State Department of Health's Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division, or CAMHD, officials announced Wednesday. The four-year grant will focus on enhancing services for approximately 2,400 Hawaii youth, between the ages of three and 21, with "serious emotional disturbance" each year. The goals of the expansion grant, also described… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 16, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Olivia Peterkin Source Type: news

Hawaii DOH awarded $11.8M grant for children's health services
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded an $11.8 million grant to the Hawaii State Department of Health's Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division, or CAMHD, officials announced Wednesday. The four-year grant will focus on enhancing services for approximately 2,400 Hawaii youth, between the ages of three and 21, with "serious emotional disturbance" each year. The goals of the expansion grant, also described… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Olivia Peterkin Source Type: news

HHS, SAMHSA: Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records
Notice of final rule from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to align substance use disorder (SUD) care information exchange with other health information while maintaining patient privacy. Also incorporates elements of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) related to SUD information sharing for patients and healthcare providers. This final rule is effective August 14, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 15, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: HHS, SAMHSA: Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records
Pre-publication notice of final rule from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to align substance use disorder (SUD) care information exchange with other health information while maintaining patient privacy. Also incorporates elements of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) related to SUD information sharing for patients and healthcare providers. This final rule is effective within 30 days of publication in the Federal Register, which is scheduled for July 15, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 13, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Risk taking by adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): a behavioral and psychophysiological investigation of peer influence - Dekkers TJ, Popma A, Sonuga-Barke EJS, Oldenhof H, Bexkens A, Jansen BRJ, Huizenga HM.
Adolescents with ADHD demonstrate increased risk-taking behavior (RTB) like substance abuse and dangerous traffic conduct. RTB in adolescence is more likely under peer influence. The current investigation (1) tests the hypothesis that adolescents with ADHD... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Opinion: Where will addiction stand after Covid-19?
The Covid-19 pandemic is at a bizarre stage for most Americans who are torn between a desire or a need to return to normalcy and concern that it may not be safe yet. Different states have begun relaxing restrictions, yet it ’s too early to tell what the consequences of this may be. For those struggling with addiction, this reopening could signify that it’s now relatively safe to get help and enter treatment. After all, there hasn’t been much encouraging news about substance abuse since the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joseph Kertis Source Type: news

Opinion: Where will addiction stand after Covid-19?
The Covid-19 pandemic is at a bizarre stage for most Americans who are torn between a desire or a need to return to normalcy and concern that it may not be safe yet. Different states have begun relaxing restrictions, yet it ’s too early to tell what the consequences of this may be. For those struggling with addiction, this reopening could signify that it’s now relatively safe to get help and enter treatment. After all, there hasn’t been much encouraging news about substance abuse since the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 4, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Joseph Kertis Source Type: news

Acute poisoning from substance abuse of benzodiazepines - Andersson JA, Brekke M, Vallersnes OM.
We describe cases of acute poisoning related to substance abuse of benzodiazepines in patients at the main A&E clinic in Oslo. MATER... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Availability of buprenorphine treatment in the 10 states with the highest drug overdose death rates in the United States - Flavin L, Malowney M, Patel N, Alpert M, Cheng E, Noy G, Samuelson S, Sreshta N, Boyd J.
The objective of this study was to assess the accuracy of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) database for patients who use it to seek buprenorphine treatment. Design and measurements: Buprenorphine provider... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Mental health problems among young people in substance abuse treatment in Sweden - Richert T, Anderberg M, Dahlberg M.
BACKGROUND: Young people with substance use problems face a high risk of co-occurring mental health problems, something that may involve a more difficult life situation, social problems as well as worse treatment outcomes. The aim of this study is to analy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Four rural health initiatives funded in WNY
Rural medicine initiatives across the region will be bolstered through a series of federal grants. Leading the way is a $1.5 million grant awarded to the University at Buffalo School of Nursing by the Health Resources and Services Administration to increase access to mental health and substance abuse treatment. Designed to integrate care in nurse-led primary care clinics in rural and medically underserved areas, the project is led by Yu-Ping Chang, associate dean for research and scholarship in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 24, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

A National survey on substance use among Iranian industrial workers - Damari B, Sarami H, Alikhani S, Mirzaei H.
Background: Recent evidence shows that the prevalence of substance abuse is 2.1% in Iranians aged 15-64 years, while reported rates are higher in studies that target industrial workplaces. Our study intends to provide a national picture of substance... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

NBA star and alumnus Kevin Love to fund chair in psychology
The Cleveland Cavaliers ’ Kevin Love, a former Bruin basketball player who has publicly shared his struggles with panic attacks, anxiety and depression, has committed $500,000 through his foundation — matched by a $500,000 UCLA Centennial Term Chair Match — to establish the Kevin Love Fund Centennial Chair in UCLA’ s psychology department.The $1 million investment will support the teaching and research activity of UCLA ’s faculty working to diagnose, prevent, treat and destigmatize anxiety and depression at one of the top-ranked psychology departments in the United States.“Kevin Lov...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 22, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The Difficulty Of Counting the COVID-19 Pandemic ’s Full Death Toll
Sara Wittner had seemingly gotten her life back under control. After a December relapse in her battle with drug addiction, the 32-year-old completed a 30-day detox program and started taking a monthly injection to block her cravings for opioids. She was engaged to be married, working for a local health advocacy group in Colorado, and counseling others about drug addiction. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The virus knocked down all the supports she had carefully built around her: no more in-person Narcotics Anonymous meetings, no talks over coffee with trusted friends or her addiction recovery sponsor. As the virus stressed...
Source: TIME: Health - June 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markian Hawryluk / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

A $26.9-million project to create better psychiatric medications without side effects
(University of North Carolina Health Care) Funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a team of internationally acclaimed researchers led by UNC School of Medicine's Bryan L. Roth, MD, PhD, aims to create new medications to effectively and rapidly treat depression, anxiety, and substance abuse without major side effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How to Soothe Your ‘Re-Entry Anxiety’ As COVID-19 Lockdowns Lift
When COVID-19 began spreading in the U.S., Dan Kerber was drawn to the data. The 48-year-old from Plano, Texas read about case counts and projections every day, keeping his team at the telecommunications company Ericsson up to date on the latest news. So in May, when states including Texas began to reopen before the data showed it was time to do so, Kerber began to get nervous. “If more people are out, does that mean my family and I are going to get it despite our precautions?” he thought. “Until there’s a vaccine or a treatment, I still worry about being in public.” Kerber, who says he&rsquo...
Source: TIME: Health - June 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news