Epidemiology of substance abuse among Iranian adolescents (Yazd: 2014) - Pirdehghan A, Rezaee MP, Mirzababaee B.
BACKGROUND: Substance abuse in adolescents and its outcomes is one of the important public health concerns. Objectives: The present study aimed at estimating the prevalence of substance abuse and evaluating some of its associated factors in Iranian ado... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Substance abuse among sexual offenders: review of research and clinical implications - Abracen J, Looman J, Ferguson M.
Substance abuse, and in particular alcohol abuse, has been linked to the aetiology and maintenance of violent offending generally and sexual offending specifically. The current paper reviews the literature pertaining to substance abuse among sexual offende... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

A Conversation with Dave Conejo
Discussion includes the work of RMCHCS, including efforts to combat substance abuse, among other things. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 29, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Mental health, mentoring program receives $2.2M boost
Compeer Buffalo has received two grants totaling $2.175 million to boost its mentoring programs for youth with mental health disorders. The grants come from two separate federal agencies. A three-year grant for $375,000 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) will expand mental health first aid training to reach 2,250 people. Thi s is in addition to the 750 individuals already slated to be trained… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 28, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Substance Abuse and Involuntary Commitment: Will it Work?
(MedPage Today) -- Mental health professionals seem to support, but questions remain (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Mental health, mentoring program receives $2.2M boost
Compeer Buffalo has received two grants totaling $2.175 million to boost its mentoring programs for youth with mental health disorders. The grants come from two separate federal agencies. A three-year grant for $375,000 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) will expand mental health first aid training to reach 2,250 people. Thi s is in addition to the 750 individuals already slated to be trained… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Bill to Fight U.S. Opioid Crisis Signed Into Law
THURSDAY, Oct. 25, 2018 -- A bipartisan bill meant to combat the United States'opioid abuse epidemic was signed into law Oct. 24 by President Donald Trump. The legislation, which also covers other types of substance abuse, expands treatment options... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Harford County offers sneak peek at crisis center for addiction, mental health issues
Harford County plans to tackle two of its biggest issues — substance abuse and mental health problems — with the planned opening of a crisis center that expects to treat up to 3,000 people annually. The Harford Crisis Center is slated to open this spring at 802 Baltimore Pike in Bel Air. Officials offered a sneak peak of the center — the result of a public/private partnership — on Thursday. The center is in response to the raging statewide opioid epidemic that has hit Harford County hard.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joanna Sullivan Source Type: news

Every U.S. Public Library and YMCA Will Soon Get Narcan for Free
Every public library and YMCA in the U.S. may soon be equipped with Narcan, in an effort to combat drug-related deaths by expanding access to the opioid-overdose-reversing naloxone nasal spray. Emergent BioSolutions, which this month completed its acquisition of Narcan maker Adapt Pharma, will provide a free kit including two doses of the nasal spray, as well as educational materials, to each of the 16,568 public libraries and 2,700 YMCAs in the U.S., according to an announcement released Wednesday. The initiative builds on the Narcan in Schools program, through which the company offers four free doses of Narcan to each U....
Source: TIME: Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime opioids Source Type: news

$27M addiction treatment center planned for South Jersey
A former South Jersey bowling alley is being converted into a $27 million inpatient treatment facility for people suffering from addiction and substance abuse. The 90-bed health center in Cherry Hill is being built through a partnership of Camden-based Cooper University Health Care and Advanced Recovery Systems, the Florida-based operator of treatment facilities in five states, The organizations said the Cherry Hill site on Cuthbert Boulevard, previo usly the site of Baker Bowling Lanes is the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 24, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

$27M addiction treatment center planned for South Jersey
A former South Jersey bowling alley is being converted into a $27 million inpatient treatment facility for people suffering from addiction and substance abuse. The 90-bed health center in Cherry Hill is being built through a partnership of Camden-based Cooper University Health Care and Advanced Recovery Systems, the Florida-based operator of treatment facilities in five states, The organizations said the Cherry Hill site on Cuthbert Boulevard, previo usly the site of Baker Bowling Lanes is the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 24, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Drug Overdose Deaths Have Fallen Over the Last Year, Data Shows
The estimated number of deaths from drug overdoses has fallen for each of the last seven months on record, giving reason for cautious optimism about the state of the nation’s substance abuse epidemic. Fatal overdose rates have risen sharply over the past several decades — more than tripling between 1999 and 2016 — in large part because of the opioid epidemic. But preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) points to a promising, if modest, recent downturn. The NCHS measures drug overdose deaths in 12-month periods ending in a gi...
Source: TIME: Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime opioids Source Type: news

WEconnect's substance abuse recovery app raises $6.05M
The app offers users a stronger recovery support network while helping care teams track and flag those at risk for relapse. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 19, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Grant awarded to expand opioid treatment to Medicaid population
A three-year federal grant will allow three area health providers to expand access to medication-assisted treatment to Medicaid recipients with opioid addiction. The $1.5 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will see Endeavor Health Services working with the Greater Buffalo United Accountable Care Organization (GBUACO) and Monroe Health Plan, a Rochester-based company that operates YourCare Health Plan i n Buffalo. YourCare Health has been working… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

IBC Foundation gives Caron $185K to support its battle against opioid addiction
IBC Foundation's grant will be used by Caron to expand its substance abuse disorder education and prevention initiatives throughout southeastern Pennsylvania. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Centerstone receives $3 million to launch new care program in Metro East
The state of Illinois has awarded a $3 million, five-year grant to Centerstone, a nonprofit behavioral health provider, to launch a new integrated care program in Madison County. Centerstone, which is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, but has Illinois facilities, is one of three organizations selected by Illinois to collaborate on the Substance Abuse and Mental health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Promoting Integration of Primary Behavioral Health Care (PIPBHC) grant. According to Centerstone,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

Herbert D. Kleber, Pioneer in Addiction Treatment, Dies at 84
A professional detour to the federal prison hospital in Lexington, Ky., known as the “ narcotics farm, ” would set the course of his life ’ s work. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATHARINE Q. SEELYE Tags: Deaths (Obituaries) Drug Abuse and Traffic Addiction (Psychology) National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse Kleber, Herbert D Source Type: news

Racial and ethnic differences in use of state-operated inpatient substance abuse services, 2004-2005 versus 2010-2011 - Cruza-Guet MC, Flanagan EH, Tharnish S, Boynton E, Davidson L, Delphin-Rittmon ME.
This study examined ethnic-racial differences in referral source, length of stay, legal status, and diagnosis in state-operated substance abuse inpatient treatment in Connecticut. METHODS:: Data from 2004-2005 (N=1,484) and from 2010-20... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

How to Recognize the Manipulation of a Drug Addict
Anyone who has a close friend or relative that has struggled with a substance use disorder knows all too well about the manipulative ways of a person who is controlled by their addiction. These behaviors cause extreme heartache and pain and they even have the power to break up families and end marriages. Amid a relationship that has been damaged by addiction, it’s not always easy to identify manipulative behaviors, let alone how to respond in a healthy way. However, if you can take a step back and peel back the filter from your eyes, you might just see that your loved one is manipulating you into fueling his or her a...
Source: Psych Central - October 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kelsey Brown Tags: Addictions Codependence Relationships & Love Substance Abuse Addiction Recovery Drug Addiction Emotional Manipulation Manipulative Behavior Source Type: news

Opioid Bill Shows Congress Can Still Work Together
In a week dominated by Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation battle and the partisan divisions it exposed, the Senate also showed it’s still capable of bipartisan achievements. The Senate on Wednesday passed sweeping legislation to address the opioid crisis by a 98-1 vote. The proposal, which passed the House by a margin of 393-8, is expected to be signed into law by President Donald Trump. Dubbed the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, the bill marked a rare bipartisan effort to address a national health crisis that has devastated communities all over the country. More than 200,000 people in the United St...
Source: TIME: Health - October 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abby Vesoulis Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Agency Information Collection Activities Under Emergency Review by the Office of Management and Budget
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has submitted a request for emergency OMB review of changes to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). Changes include, among other things, the addition of questions about medication-assistance treatment (MAT) for opioids and alcohol and two questions related to use of kratom, an easily accessible, unregulated, opioid-like drug which is still legal in the U.S. Comments are due by October 24, 2018 and OMB approval is requested by October 25, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 5, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

The effects of an Urban Forest Health Intervention Program on physical activity, substance abuse, psychosomatic symptoms, and life satisfaction among adolescents - Tesler R, Plaut P, Endvelt R.
Background: At-risk adolescents have been defined as youth who are or might be in physical, mental, or emotional danger. An Urban Forest Health Intervention Program (UFHIP) was formed at a center for at-risk adolescents in Israel, in order to promot... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Featured Review: Individual, family, and school-level interventions targeting multiple risk behaviours in young people
Findings suggest that school-based interventions may have a role to play in preventing risk behavioursHealth risk behaviours, such as smoking and drug use, can group together during the teenage years, and engagement in these multiple risk behaviours can lead to health problems such as injury and substance abuse during childhood and adolescence, as well as non-communicable diseases later in life.  TheCochrane Public Health review team carried out thorough searches of multiple scientific databases and identified 70 studies that looked at ways of preventing or decreasing engagement in two or more risk behaviours, among y...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 4, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

EOP: National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, 2018
Presidential proclamation declaring October 2018 as National Substance Abuse Prevention Month to raise awareness of the potential harm caused by alcohol and drugs, including opioids, in the United States. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 4, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Medic-CE's Resiliency Training Helps Combat Increasing Mental Health Risks Among EMS Providers
First responders face challenging and often traumatic experiences on a near daily basis as they serve our communities. Over time, these experiences often lead to an increased risk of mental and behavioral health issues. To help, Medic-CE, a leading provider of accredited online continuing education for emergency medical services (EMS) and fire professionals, is pleased to announce the launch of Resiliency training that teaches first responders how to work through the trauma they experience in the field. “Our new Resiliency training will give first responders tangible skills and techniques they can use to really proce...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Medic-CE Tags: News Resiliency Operations Source Type: news

Medic-CE's Resiliency Training Helps Combat Increasing Mental Health Risks Among EMS Providers
First responders face challenging and often traumatic experiences on a near daily basis as they serve our communities. Over time, these experiences often lead to an increased risk of mental and behavioral health issues. To help, Medic-CE, a leading provider of accredited online continuing education for emergency medical services (EMS) and fire professionals, is pleased to announce the launch of Resiliency training that teaches first responders how to work through the trauma they experience in the field. “Our new Resiliency training will give first responders tangible skills and techniques they can use to really proce...
Source: JEMS Operations - October 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Medic-CE Tags: News Resiliency Operations Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ) is seeking approval to test the use of electronic health records by behavioral health providers to determine the level and type of support needed to bring them forward to readiness for participation in value-based incentive payment systems in the future. Comments are due by October 31, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 1, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is seeking comment on a request for changes to the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment (N-SSATS) data collection which is used to collect national and state-level data on patients and facilities providing substance abuse treatment services. Comments are due by October 31, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 1, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

#HopeActLiveWI: Wisconsin Awarded Nearly $24 Million to Fight Opioid Epidemic
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced this week the state has been awarded a two-year federal grant totaling nearly $24 million to support a comprehensive response toWisconsin ’s opioid crisis. The funding is part of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration ’s (SAMHSA) State Opioid Response grant program. “We will use this funding to advance our ongoing efforts to provide hope, health, and healing to communities and...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 26, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

HHS Awards $50 Million to Assist American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal Efforts Combating the Opioid Overdose Epidemic
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded grants to American Indian and Alaska Native tribes to strengthen efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. These grants, totaling about $50 million, aim to increase access to culturally appropriate and evidence-based treatment, including medication-assisted treatment. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 26, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

U.N.: Excessive Drinking Killed Over 3 Million People Worldwide in 2016
(GENEVA) — Drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men, the World Health Organization said. The U.N. health agency also warned that current policy responses are not sufficient to reverse trends predicting an increase in consumption over the next 10 years. In a new report Friday, the agency said that about 237 million men and 46 million women faced alcohol problems, with the highest prevalence in Europe and the Americas. Europe has the highest global per capita alcohol consumption, even though it has already dropped by 10 percent since 2010. Around a third of alcohol-related deaths...
Source: TIME: Health - September 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Alcohol onetime Source Type: news

Ill Effects of Smoking on Your Body
Information regarding health hazards of smoking including effect on nervous, cardiovascular and sexual reproduction systems (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - September 20, 2018 Category: Disability Tags: Addiction - Substance Abuse Source Type: news

MDMA, Molly or Ecstasy
Reports reveal some urban gay and bisexual men using MDMA as a part of a multiple-drug experience (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - September 20, 2018 Category: Disability Tags: Addiction - Substance Abuse Source Type: news

SAMHSA Releases Guides to Help Women Navigate Opioid Use Disorder Treatment While Pregnant
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is releasing fourHealthy Pregnancy: Opioids in Pregnancy fact sheets designed to help women who have opioid use disorders and who are also pregnant or are mothers of infants. These fact sheets explain the process for treating opioid use disorder and neonatal abstinence syndrome and provide information to help them seek care and to manage pregnancy and treatment. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 20, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Education Department Awarded $9M Grant For Mental Health Programs
The Arkansas Department of Education announced Wednesday that it has been awarded a $9 million grant from the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration to develop and support school-based mental health programs in the state. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FY18 HRSA Opioids Fundings
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced that it has awarded over $396M to assist in combating the opioid crisis. This includes $25.5M going to over 120 rural organizations to help expand access to substance abuse prevention and treatment services and $19M for 95 organizations under the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Planning grant. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 19, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Senate Passes Opioid Bill, Plans to Send to President Next Week Senate Passes Opioid Bill, Plans to Send to President Next Week
US Senators advanced a sweeping bill last night that includes provisions addressing international shipments of illegal drugs and the sharing of patients'substance abuse history among clinicians. A bill also passed to lift so-called gag clauses.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Psychological Trauma: The Silent Stalker
Conclusion We must take steps to recognize psychological trauma among our partners and ourselves, establish a supportive culture of understanding and help seeking, and realize that we are ineffective in caring for others if we do not first help ourselves. Highly effective treatments are available. References Boffa JW, Stanley IH1, Hom MA. PTSD symptoms and suicidal thoughts and behaviors among firefighters. J Psychiatr Res. 2017;84:277­–283. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (Sept. 4, 2014.) Substance use and mental health estimates from the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and He...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - September 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Chris G. Caulkins, MPH, MA, ABD Tags: Exclusive Articles Resiliency Operations Source Type: news

Meth-relapse prevention compound may be effective for opioid users
A relapse-prevention compound developed by researchers shows wider benefits for people battling substance abuse than previously thought, a study found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why I Never Did Hard Drugs
“Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with your self-esteem.” – Kurt Cobain I grew up in a close-knit, fairly religious family where children were seen and not heard, where mealtime meant everyone sat down together and exchanged pleasantries while enjoying the prepared-at-home repasts, complete with dessert. There was no distraction, either from television or radio, and the telephone ringing was a rare occurrence, quickly dispatched once the caller learned we were eating. In fact, nothing was so urgent back then. It was, indeed, a peacefu...
Source: Psych Central - September 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Addictions Substance Abuse Alcoholism Drug Abuse Opioid Addiction Source Type: news

Portland agency receives $2.5M grant to expand mental health services to homeless youth
Outside In received a $2.5 million federal grant that will enable the Portland social service agency to triple the number of young adults it treats for mental health and substance use problems. Outside In was one of 16 organizations across the country to receive a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to treat people with serious mental illness and emotion disorders who are experiencing homelessness. The funding will be spread out over five years, said Amanda… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Portland agency receives $2.5M grant to expand mental health services to homeless youth
Outside In received a $2.5 million federal grant that will enable the Portland social service agency to triple the number of young adults it treats for mental health and substance use problems. Outside In was one of 16 organizations across the country to receive a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to treat people with serious mental illness and emotion disorders who are experiencing homelessness. The funding will be spread out over five years, said Amanda… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 13, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Instagram now surfaces substance misuse resources for relevant searches
Users who click through the popup will be provided with  anonymous support hotlines, a treatment facility locator, peer support guidance, and other substance abuse education.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Erie County law enforcement gets $1.6M for crisis intervention training
Crisis Services will provide training for law enforcement across Erie County via federal funding. The five-year, $1.65 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will fund crisis intervention training (CIT) for law enforcement personnel on how to interact with individuals with mental health disorders. The early diversion grant is intended to help provide p roactive support to avoid confrontation and defuse crisis situations. The grant helps expand training opportunities,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 13, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Former Nigerian leader Obasanjo urges West African governments to decriminalize drugs
West African governments should overhaul their drug laws to decriminalize personal use and prioritize treatment as a response to rising substance abuse in the region, former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

What Should Be In A Mental Health Safety Plan?
Discussion IF YOU ARE IN A CRISIS SITUATION AND NEED HELP, call 1(800) 273-TALK(8255) there IS someone there who can help you, En Espanol 1-888-628-9454, or Text “HOME” to 741-741 . Other resources are available at http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org About 10-20% of children and adolescents have a mental health or substance abuse disorder. Suicide is the seconding leading cause of death in the US for ages 10-19 years old at ~2000/year. Unfortunately the numbers of trained mental health professionals in the US and most countries is inadequate to provide appropriate care. Emergency department (ED) visits ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 10, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Marijuana Use Is on the Rise Among Baby Boomers According to a New Study
Marijuana use is on the rise, particularly with the “Baby Boomer” generation. A study published in the Drug and Alcohol Dependence Journal Thursday compared 2015-2016 data of marijuana users and non-users within and across age groups to a similar study done in 2016-2017, and found that double the number of “baby boomers” since 2006 have used marijuana. The findings found that 9% of adults aged 50 to 64 said they used marijuana over the past year, with 55% of those adults admitting they’ve tried it at least once in their lives. Of adults 65 and older, 3% said they had used marijuana over the la...
Source: TIME: Health - September 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Martinez Tags: Uncategorized health onetime Source Type: news

'High-need' Genesee County funded for addictions services
With a recognition of high need for opioid treatment programs, Genesee County will receive funding to expand addiction services. The Genesee Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Inc. will receive $650,000 in federal funding through the Opioid State Targeted Response Grant. The funds funnel through New York state, which identified 19 counties in this second year of the program. The funding is targeted to programs that offer prevention, treatment, and recovery services in high-need areas across… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 8, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

'High-need' Genesee County funded for addictions services
With a recognition of high need for opioid treatment programs, Genesee County will receive funding to expand addiction services. The Genesee Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Inc. will receive $650,000 in federal funding through the Opioid State Targeted Response Grant. The funds funnel through New York state, which identified 19 counties in this second year of the program. The funding is targeted to programs that offer prevention, treatment, and recovery services in high-need areas across… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 8, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

More Baby Boomers Turning To Marijuana, Study Says
(CNN) — Older Americans are increasingly passing the pipe. About 9% of US adults between the ages of 50 and 64 have used marijuana at least once during the survey year, while 3% of those over 65 have done so, new research finds. For middle-age adults, the percentage of cannabis users has doubled over nearly a decade, according to the study, published Thursday in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Older adults have seen a seven-fold increase in that period. Though marijuana use is increasing among older Americans, “most of these people are not first-time users,” said Joseph Palamar, senior stu...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Local TV Marijuana talkers Source Type: news