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Access Increases in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (AIMS) Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Resources Webinar
November 29, 2017 3:00-4:00pm ET. Join webinar the day of session. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Healthy Native Youth
HealthyNativeYouth.org, produced in collaboration by the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, provides resources for culturally-appropriate sexual health programs to AI/AN youth.  Stakeholders from adolescent health and Indian Country were consulted to build connections, offer input and provide insight. The site can be used by tribal health educators, teachers and parents. It’s designed to provide the training and tools needed to promote ...
Source: Dragonfly - November 20, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health K-12 Training & Education Source Type: news

Risk factors for non-fatal occupational injuries among construction workers: a case-control study - Khashaba E, El-Helaly M, El-Gilany AH, Motawei SM, Foda S.
BACKGROUND: Substance abuse is a serious problem, because it affects both workers and young people. Prevalence and consequences of cannabis abuse among construction workers in particular are not well studied in Egypt. OBJECTIVES: To determine the a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The potential societal benefit of eliminating opioid overdoses, deaths, and substance use disorders exceeds $95 billion per year
A new report outlines the cost savings that would result from the elimination opioid and substance abuse. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Controversy in Treating Partners of Sex Addicts
In “From Victimhood to Victorhood” (published in the May/June 2015 issue of The Therapist), Alex Katehakis writes that a “major shift has occurred in treating partners of sex addicts”. The shift she describes is towards the Relational Trauma (RT) Model, in which practitioners emphasize that partners’ relational bonds are damaged by betrayal, as precipitated by the discovery of sexual acting out — not a historical and ongoing pattern of destructive or self-defeating behavior by non-acting out partners, as implied by the so-called co-addict model, previously espoused by writers like Stepha...
Source: Psych Central - November 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Graeme Daniels, MFT Tags: Addictions Psychotherapy PTSD Relationships & Love Sexuality Substance Abuse Trauma Addiction Recovery co-addict model co-addiction Codependency Enabling Hypervigilance Impulsive Behavior Infidelity love addiction lying r Source Type: news

SPM in Real Life: Fall ‘17
NEW MEMBERS: Fall ‘17 Brief bios/plugs for new members (extracted from the Introduce Yourself Connect Community) After returning to school to become an OR surgical tech, Mary Mack’s heart health declined, and she quickly learned to become a strong advocate for herself. Feeling that no one was into her participatory style, Mary believes a radical change in medical student education is necessary to change the culture of medicine. She is passionate about helping to make that change happen. Her other interests include playing the guitar and speaking Mandarin Chinese. Jim Skinner created the Smart Patient Academy a...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - November 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter Source Type: news

How EMDR Therapy Heals Trauma and Addiction
Life experiences, either negative or positive, have a significant impact on our thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors. Adverse life experiences such as abuse, neglect, violence, or emotional distress may have serious consequences later in life, such as mental illness or addiction. In treating individuals who suffer from addiction, it is important to address any co-occurring trauma, PTSD, or related symptoms within the setting of a drug and alcohol rehab facility because, in most instances, these traumatic events or experiences play a role in the person’s addictive behaviors. Therefore, the addiction cannot be fully overco...
Source: Psych Central - November 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kelsey Brown Tags: Abuse Addictions PTSD Substance Abuse Trauma Treatment Addiction Recovery EMDR Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessing Source Type: news

A randomized controlled trial assessing the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy for substance-dependent domestic violence offenders: an integrated Substance Abuse-Domestic Violence Treatment Approach (SADV) - Easton CJ, Crane CA, Mandel D.
The current study evaluates a therapy for substance-dependent perpetrators of partner violence. Sixty-three males arrested for partner violence within the past year were randomized to a cognitive behavioral substance abuse-domestic violence (SADV; n  = 29... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Death by self-mutilation after oral cannabis consumption - Delteil C, Sastre C, Piercecchi MD, Faget-Agius C, Deveaux M, Kintz P, Devooght MA, Leonetti G, Bartoli C, P élissier-Alicot AL.
Major self-mutilation (amputation, castration, self-inflicted eye injuries) is frequently associated with psychiatric disorders and/or substance abuse. A 35-year-old man presented with behavioral disturbances of sudden onset after oral cannabis consumption... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Public health experts: Treat addiction like a disease
Tom McLellan and Gary Mendell -- two men dedicated to ending opioid crisis -- say substance abuse treatment needs a makeover (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Call for new approach in fighting drug addiction
Tom McLellan and Gary Mendell – two men dedicated to ending opioid crisis – say substance abuse treatment needs a makeover (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public health experts call for new approach in fighting drug addiction
Tom McLellan and Gary Mendell -- two men dedicated to ending opioid crisis -- say that substance abuse treatment needs a makeover (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PNR Rendezvous webinar, November 15
The next PNR Rendezvous webinar for November is coming soon. When: Wednesday, November 15 starting at Noon Alaska, 1:00pm PT, 2:00pm MT Title: HRSA’s Resources and Initiatives for Native American Communities Gary Gant, from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Office of Regional Operations for Region 10, will share some of his office’s initiatives and activities within the Native American community as it pertains to behavioral health, chronic disease, education, human trafficking and substance abuse. Eligible for 1 Medical Library Association (MLA) CE credit for attending the live session or...
Source: Dragonfly - November 7, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Training & Education AI/AN Source Type: news

Digital media and risks for adolescent substance abuse and problematic gambling - Romer D, Moreno M.
Digital media provide increased opportunities for both marketing and social transmission of risky products and behavior. We briefly review what is known about adolescent exposure to favorable presentations of addictive substances, such as alcohol, tobacco,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Predictors of help-seeking intentions in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans and service members - Porcari C, Koch EI, Rauch SAM, Hoodin F, Ellison G, McSweeney L.
OBJECTIVES: Despite significant numbers of Afghanistan and Iraqi veterans and service members who report symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse, the majority do not seek help for these problems. A better underst... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Addiction and the “ Why Can ’ t They Stop? ” Enigma
Why can’t they stop? This is perhaps the most elusive question posed when it comes to addiction. The answer is just as elusive — fleeting, incomprehensible, and illusory, like a ghost amidst shadows in the night. When we ask the question, we are baffled as to why those addicted to particular substances or behaviors continue to use or engage — regardless of the negative physical, psychological, and social effects. We cannot seem to intricately understand why some people decide to walk right off the cantilever of life — falling into a seemingly inescapable abyss. The question is definitely not an easy...
Source: Psych Central - November 3, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Wycliff Matanda, MA Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Binge Eating Eating Disorders Grief and Loss Health Insurance Loneliness Psychology Psychotherapy Substance Abuse Treatment Addiction Recovery Alcohol Abuse Coping Skills Self Medication Source Type: news

The Application of Big Data Analytics to Drug Abuse Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding to encourage the application of Big Data analytics to reveal deeper or novel insights into the biological and behavioral processes associated with substance abuse and addiction. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

7 Ways Family Members Re-victimize Sexual Abuse Survivors
Twenty years ago when I first disclosed to my family that I had been sexually abused by my brother as a child, I never would have guessed it would mark the beginning of a long, confusing struggle that would leave me feeling misunderstood, dismissed and even punished for choosing to address my abuse and its effects. The response from my family did not start out this way. Initially, my mother said the words I needed to hear: she believed me, she was pained for both her children, and she was sorry. My brother acknowledged the truth and even apologized. But as I continued to heal and explore the abuse further, my family membe...
Source: Psych Central - November 2, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: MIranda Pacchiana, MSW Tags: Abuse Dreams Family Personal Stories PTSD Self-Esteem Sleep Trauma Child Sex Abuse Denial invalidation Molestation revictimization Sexual Abuse Trauma History Traumatic Childhood Source Type: news

Behavioral & Integrative Treatment Development Program (R34 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding for projects on behavioral or integrated (e.g., behavioral and pharmacological) interventions targeting: (a) substance abuse; (b) prevention of acquisition or transmission of HIV infection among individuals in substance abuse treatment; (c) promotion of adherence to substance abuse treatment, HIV and addiction medications; and (d) chronic pain. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Behavioral & Integrative Treatment Development Program (R03 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding for behavioral or integrated (e.g., behavioral and pharmacological) interventions targeting: (a) substance abuse; (b) prevention of acquisition or transmission of HIV infection among individuals in drug abuse treatment; (c) promotion of adherence to drug abuse treatment, HIV and addiction medications; and (d) chronic pain. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Best Practices for Controlled Substance Monitoring
Toward a new best practice for controlled substance monitoring Of all the things we do in EMS, there aren't all that many opportunities to make a difference each day. Many of our patients need little more than transport to an ED, whether for primary care or chronic medical problems. Thus, when any of us gets the chance to administer morphine or fentanyl to a patient with third-degree burns, or to push midazolam in a case of status epilepticus, or to use an induction agent like ketamine for a difficult airway, we may just get to make a difference. We may feel a sense of gratitude, too, for our ability to use those controlle...
Source: JEMS Operations - November 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: William Gleason, EMT-P Tags: Administration and Leadership Operations Source Type: news

Best Practices for Controlled Substance Monitoring
Toward a new best practice for controlled substance monitoring Of all the things we do in EMS, there aren't all that many opportunities to make a difference each day. Many of our patients need little more than transport to an ED, whether for primary care or chronic medical problems. Thus, when any of us gets the chance to administer morphine or fentanyl to a patient with third-degree burns, or to push midazolam in a case of status epilepticus, or to use an induction agent like ketamine for a difficult airway, we may just get to make a difference. We may feel a sense of gratitude, too, for our ability to use those controlle...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - November 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: William Gleason, EMT-P Tags: Administration and Leadership Operations Source Type: news

UTSA researcher awarded $2.6 million grant to help women recovering from substance abuse
(University of Texas at San Antonio) James H. Bray, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Psychology at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), has received a five-year, $2.6 million grant to lead a project that will provide mental health services and recovery support to high-risk pregnant, postpartum women recovering from substance abuse. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What effect has substance abuse on outcome of schizophrenia treated with antipsychotics?
(Bentham Science Publishers) Review in the journal Current Drug Abuse Reviews: Long-term administration of antipsychotics and the influence of drug abuse on the disease outcome (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Leaders of Tampa Bay's largest private companies speak out on the opioid crisis
One of their challenges is finding enough skilled workers, a task that can be complicated by the growing number of Americans who have substance abuse problems. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 31, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

Adolescent Health Congress Skirts Issue of Abuse, Trafficking
Attendees at the 11th Congress on Adolescent Health in New Delhi, Oct. 27-29, 2017. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulNEW DELHI, Oct 30 2017 (IPS)Twenty-year-old Gogontlejang Phaladi of Mahalapye, Botswana is grateful she was never sent to a so-called “hyena” like scores of girls in neighboring Malawi were.In a ritual approved by the community, a solo man (the hyena) would have sex with the adolescent girls of an entire village to “sexually cleanse” them so they would be considered fit for marriage."It makes sense to bring village and religious leaders in this conversation on violent crimes....
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Active Citizens Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Population Poverty & SDGs Women's Health adolescent girls adolescent health child mar Source Type: news

Examining gender as moderating the association between psychopathy and substance abuse - Sellbom M, Donnelly KM, Rock RC, Phillips TR, Ben-Porath YS.
Previous research has shown a significant association between psychopathy and substance abuse. To date, these associations have not been compared between men and women in forensic or correctional samples, an important topic in light of some empirical findi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Decline in U.S. Teen Drug Abuse Means Less Crime, Violence
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 25, 2017 -- As substance abuse has declined among American teens, so have behavioral issues tied to criminal violence, a new study shows. The researchers analyzed data from more than 210,000 teens, 12 to 17 years old, who took part... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Large declines seen in teen substance abuse, delinquency
(Washington University School of Medicine) Survey data indicate that in recent years, teens have become far less likely to abuse alcohol, nicotine and illicit drugs, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Teens also are less likely to engage in behaviors like fighting and stealing, and the researchers believe the declines in substance use and delinquency are connected. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pediatricians ’ Counseling Hopes To End Teen Opioid Addiction Before It Starts
WAREHAM (CBS) – One out of every four teenagers admits to misusing or abusing, a prescription drug. It’s a dangerous road that can lead to addiction. To prevent and treat drug-use in kids there is now a first-of-its-kind program tackling the issue head-on right at the pediatrician’s office. At Wareham Pediatrics, the Cat in the Hat welcomes young patients and route markers provide a guide to the exam rooms. (WBZ-TV) But the practice itself could be creating a road map to prevent and treat addiction in kids. (WBZ-TV) “It was a really helpless feeling to sometimes see kids and families struggling with...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Boston Children's Hospital Confronting The Crisis Lisa Hughes opioid crisis Suboxone Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Adult-onset ADHD may not exist, study suggests
A new study suggests that the vast majority of ADHD symptoms that arise in adulthood can be explained by other factors, such as substance abuse. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ADHD / ADD Source Type: news

Innovation for Climate-Smart Agriculture Key to Ending Hunger in Kenya
Vaccination of live stock in Samburu County, Kenya. Credit: @FAO/LUIS TATOBy Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya , Oct 23 2017 (IPS)Some parts of Kenya are reeling from the effects of probably the worst drought in the last 20 years. With nearly 3.4 million people food insecure, Kenya’s food security prognosis looks gloomy, with climate change and natural resource depletion set to pose even greater risks in the long term. Rising temperatures and unpredicatble rainy seasons could destroy crop yield gains made in the recent past, and the threats of extreme weather such as flooding, drought and pests becoming more real. T...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Aid Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Gender Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Natural Resources Poverty & SDG Source Type: news

An enigmatic case of acute mercury poisoning: clinical, immunological findings and platelet function - Kleffner I, Eichler S, Ruck T, Sch üngel L, Pfeuffer S, Polzer P, Dittrich R, Dziewas R, Gross CC, Göbel K, Wiendl H, Kehrel BE, Meuth SG.
Severe mercury intoxication is very rare in developed countries, but still occurs as the result of volatile substance abuse, suicide attempts, occupational hazards, or endemic food ingestion as reported in the cases of public health disasters in Iraq and i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

New Study Casts Doubt on Diagnosis of Adult-Onset A.D.H.D.
Adults said to develop symptoms of A.D.H.D. may instead have substance abuse or mood problems, researchers concluded. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Children and Childhood Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Mental Health and Disorders Source Type: news

An enigmatic case of acute mercury poisoning: clinical, immunological findings and platelet function - Kleffner I, Eichler S, Ruck T, Sch üngel L, Pfeuffer S, Polzer P, Dittrich R, Dziewas R, Gross CC, Göbel K, Wiendl H, Kehrel BE, Meuth SG.
Severe mercury intoxication is very rare in developed countries, but still occurs as the result of volatile substance abuse, suicide attempts, occupational hazards, or endemic food ingestion as reported in the cases of public health disasters in Iraq and i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Africa:This Country Figured Out How to Stop Teen Substance Abuse, So Why Has No One Else?
[Bhekisisa] Find out which nordic nation radically cut teenage smoking, drinking and drug use and how they did it. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Patients' risk of causing traffic violations and traffic accidents while driving - Šestan N, Dodic Fikfak M, Balantič Z.
This study examines whether drivers suffering from epilepsy, chronic alcoholism and/or hazardous drinking, psychoactive substance abuse, other diseases of the nervous system, mental and behavioural disorders, cardiovascular diseases, severe dia... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

What Are the Health Needs of Incarcerated Youth?
Discussion In the US during 2011, ~60,000 youth were incarcerated at some time in a correctional facility. Boys are detained more than girls (86% vs 14% respectively in the US, 95% male in the United Kingdom in 2014) but girls have more health issues. There are racial and ethnic differences with 38-40% of detainees being black, 23% being Hispanic/Latino and 32% being white, and 5% other. For detained youth, 5% are for violent crimes, 22% for non-violent property crimes and the majority of the rest are for non-violent offices such as substance use. The average length of detainment is 3-4 months and unfortunately the rates o...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 16, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

A scoping review of evidence-based interventions available to parents of maltreated children ages 0-5 involved with child welfare services - Landers AL, McLuckie A, Cann R, Shapiro V, Visintini S, MacLaurin B, Trocme N, Saini M, Carrey NJ.
Parents referred to child welfare services for child maltreatment often struggle against chronic risk factors including violence, substance abuse, mental health concerns, and poverty, which impinge upon their ability to be sensitive caregivers. The first l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Gun violence and substance abuse - Banks G, Hadenfeldt K, Janoch M, Manning C, Ramos K, Patterson Silver Wolf DA.
Gun violence and substance abuse are prevalent, widespread public health issues that have recently received a great deal of media and political attention. In order to better understand how these phenomena are linked, this paper aims to explore the relation... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Hep C Treatment Increasingly Feasible in Primary Care Hep C Treatment Increasingly Feasible in Primary Care
Clinically stable patients can be treated in primary care, leaving challenging patients, such as those with advanced liver disease or substance abuse problems, to the specialists, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Recovering From Substance Abuse
-- Recovery-oriented care aims to empower people with mental or substance-use disorders to manage their conditions. The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration defines recovery as a process of change through which people... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 11, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Teens and opioids: Time for an open conversation
National surveys have found that teens today are much less likely to use alcohol and drugs compared to their parents’ generation. In fact, the proportion of high school seniors who chose not to use alcohol, tobacco, marijuana or other drugs has increased from 3 percent to 25 percent in the last thirty years. This remarkable good news is overshadowed by the growing number of teens who are daily marijuana users and the recent increase in opioid-related deaths among young people. It is important to understand the roots of this discrepancy in order to address it. Statistics show that between 2014 and 2015, the rates of d...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 9, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Nicholas Chadi Tags: Ask the Expert Parenting Teen Health Adolescent Substance Abuse Program Source Type: news

Funding and Characteristics of Single State Agencies for Substance Abuse Services and State Mental Health Agencies, 2015
This report highlights the structure, responsibilities, policies, services, and financing of single-state agencies and state mental health agencies. The report includes discussion of efforts to integrate physical and behavioral health and efforts by state agencies to address opioid abuse and misuse. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Responding to Natural Disasters in Rural Communities
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 06/21/2017 This one-hour, 11-minute webinar, cosponsored with the American Institutes for Research, provides information about the strategies of two rural communities as they responded to natural disasters. Speakers discuss the stages of disaster planning and response; and strategies to address the needs of children, youth, and families who have been victims of natural disasters in rural communities. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Hoeven Introduces Bill to Strengthen Public Safety in Indian Communities
Chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) introduced the Tribal Law and Order Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2017. This bill seeks to improve data collection on Native American youth who come in contact with juvenile justice systems and on victims of human trafficking and to reauthorize several grants to help tribes address crime and substance abuse prevention and treatment, among other things. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 5, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

An Iraq War Veteran Fighting Deportation Won ’t Be Released From Detention
(SEATTLE) — An immigration judge in Washington state declined to release an Iraq War veteran from custody Wednesday while he fights the government’s efforts to deport him. Chong Kim, a South Korean immigrant and green card holder from Portland, Oregon, struggled with drug addiction, homelessness and post-traumatic stress following his time in Iraq in 2009 and 2010, leading to convictions for burglary and other charges. Kim’s lawyer and friends have said he has done well since completing a substance abuse treatment program run by the Department of Veterans Affairs early this year. But immigration agents ar...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gene Johnson / AP Tags: Uncategorized Immigration onetime Source Type: news

We Need to Change Our Approach to Substance Abuse in EMS
Diversion policies may be thought of as the downstream side of a system's approach to controlled substance management. The upstream side, including human resources and occupational health processes for recognizing and testing individuals at risk, may be worth some attention, too. Long-term Consequences Discovering and reporting drug diversions may result in career-ending consequences for our friends and colleagues. However, closing our eyes to this problem may result in even more devastating consequences, including loss of life. It may also lead to potential injury and death of partners, patients, and bystanders, when emer...
Source: JEMS Operations - October 4, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neal Richmond, MD Tags: Columns Operations Source Type: news

How Power Outages Can Affect Mental Health
It’s been two weeks since Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico, plunging it into darkness. Today, around 95% of Puerto Rico’s electric grid remains down, and that outage could last for months. Being without power comes with obvious physical health risks, especially for hospitals and nursing homes, which rely on power for dialysis and oxygen machines, refrigerated insulin medication and more. Being in the dark impairs safety and security, too. But blackouts also take a lasting toll on people’s mental health, experts say. This often-ignored issue is slowly gaining more recognition in disaster response...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin and Karl Vick Tags: Uncategorized blackout healthytime hurricane Hurricane Maria mental health power outage PTSD public health Puerto Rico Source Type: news

Study links vegetarian diet in pregnancy to substance abuse in offspring
Conclusion While having too little vitamin B12 in your diet during pregnancy can affect a baby's development, it remains to be proven whether a vegetarian diet in pregnancy can cause substance abuse problems in teenage offspring. The findings do not mean that vegetarian pregnant women need to start eating meat. It is already recommended that vegetarian and vegan mums-to-be take special care to ensure they get enough of certain nutrients that are found in meat and fish, such as vitamin B12, vitamin D and iron. The study identifies a possible link between having little or no meat consumption in pregnancy (which may have led ...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news