USDA Partners with HHS to Support Rural Communities Combating Opioid Misuse
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that a group of Cooperative Extension partners will be eligible to apply for grants through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help rural communities working to address the opioid epidemic. Grants will be offered through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Rural Opioid Technical Assistance (ROTA) program. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 6, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Health, risk behaviour and consumption of addictive substances among physicians  - results of an online survey - Pförringer D, Mayer R, Meisinger C, Freuer D, Eyer F.
BACKGROUND: Previous studies were able to show that hazardous alcohol and substance abuse among physicians is not rare. Currently no recent data to detect risk groups are available either on the prevalence of hazardous drinking disorders and risky health b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Intergenerational continuity in substance abuse: does offspring's friendship network make a difference? - Henry KL, Fulco CJ, Agbeke DV, Ratcliff AM.
In this study, we consider the substance use of peers in a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Montgomery County receives $125K grant to prevent substance abuse
Montgomery County has been awarded a $125,000 grant aimed at preventing substance abuse in youth and implementing community-wide strategies to address the local drug crisis. The Office of National Drug and Control Policy provided the grant to the Montgomery County Prevention Coalition, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced Wednesday. The coalition serves more than 535,000 residents in the region. These funds will be used to help the coalition conduct prevention pr ograms across the community,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 30, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: John Bush Source Type: news

A 9-Year-Old Colorado Boy ’s Death by Suicide Highlights the Challenges Facing LGBTQ Kids
The death by suicide of a 9-year-old Colorado fourth grader underscores the challenges surrounding youth mental health — particularly the risks LGBTQ kids face. Jamel Myles was found dead of suicide just days after his mom said he came out as gay to his classmates, the Denver Post reports. Myles, who had come out to his family over the summer, reportedly faced significant bullying from his classmates as he began the new school year. “My child died because of bullying. My baby killed himself,” Myles’ mother, Leia Pierce, told the Post. “He didn’t deserve this.” While it’s dif...
Source: TIME: Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

Uganda:Doing Everyone's Bit to Fight Cancer
[Monitor] The cold morning of Saturday, August 25, came along with the news of the death of the principal medical officer in charge of mental health and substance abuse at the Ministry of Health, Dr Sheila Ndyanabangi. The 62-year-old's passing was a blow to the ministry as she had been a strong fighter and advocate for the passing of the Tobacco Control Act. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Using the Skills of an Epidemiologist for EMS
Do you want to be more effective serving your community? Would understanding how to put your data to work benefit your organization? If you’ve collected data, chances are you could benefit from the insight of an epidemiologist. By discovering what an epidemiologist does, and how they work in the EMS industry, you can have a better understanding of the data you’re collecting and gain insight into the areas you want to make improvements. What Is an Epidemiologist? If you have data but don’t have an epidemiologist, it can be like doing your taxes without tax software or an accountant. Sure, you could probabl...
Source: JEMS Operations - August 24, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Morgan K. Anderson, MPH Tags: Exclusive Articles Operations Source Type: news

Using the Skills of an Epidemiologist for EMS
Conclusion Overall, an epidemiologist has experience and skills that can encompass the entire process of gathering data to getting it in the hands of others in an easy to digest way for actionable change. The information and data you collect from a patient goes beyond the patient themselves and can be utilized for improving other patient care and establishing or changing protocols. Make a bigger impact within your organization and community by bringing in another team player: the epidemiologist. (Source: JEMS Special Topics)
Source: JEMS Special Topics - August 24, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Morgan K. Anderson, MPH Tags: Exclusive Articles Operations Source Type: news

The Adaptive Care Model: Treating the Whole Person, Not Just the Eating Disorder
Eating disorders are dangerous, life-threatening conditions that affect all aspects of the individual. In the past, many treatment models focused solely on the psychological, medical and nutritional components of the eating disorder itself rather than treating the complete, individual person. Now there is a model that builds off the traditional methods to focus on healing all dimensions of the whole person. To do this, clinicians must understand the biological underpinnings that cause eating disorders and the behaviors that help maintain them long-term, and work together in multi-disciplinary teams to achieve total health....
Source: Psych Central - August 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Nicole Siegfried, Ph.D, CEDS Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Neuroscience Substance Abuse Treatment Source Type: news

Addiction Recovery: Letting Go of Generational Sin
I recently learned of something called Generational Sin. As you can probably guess it is Sin that is passed down by generation, but not in that you’ve learned sinful traits and acted upon them, more in the way of that the past generations “Spirit of Sin” is stuck to you. So if you think about Karma and what goes around comes around, I suppose it would be similar except that what happened in your family from past generations is in your DNA — and not just your DNA, but your “Spiritual DNA”. When I was conceived by two people under the influence of drugs and alcohol. The woman having l...
Source: Psych Central - August 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Melissa Steussy Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Children and Teens Genetics Parenting Psychology Spirituality Substance Abuse Source Type: news

Substance Abuse Symposium
October 4, 2018; Bluefield, VA.(Bluefield College) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

#HopeActLiveWI: Federal Grant to Boost Wisconsin's Response to the Opioid Crisis
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has applied for an $11.8 million federal grant to support Wisconsin ’s response to theopioid crisis. The funding is through the nearly $1 billion State Opioid Response grant program administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is available to all states and U.S. territories. “This funding will boost our ongoing efforts to provide hope, health, and healing to those...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - August 16, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): new directions - McCance-Katz EF.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Moderators of the association between exposure to violence in community, family, and dating contexts and substance use disorder risk among North American Indigenous adolescents - Hautala D, Sittner K.
Exposure to violence and substance abuse are salient public health concerns among Indigenous people (i.e., American Indian and Canadian First Nations). Despite this, little research has examined the association between the two among community-based reserva... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Relapses Like Demi Lovato ’s Are Common. Here’s Why They Can Be So Dangerous, According to Experts
More than a week after she was hospitalized for an apparent drug overdose, singer Demi Lovato has been released from Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and is speaking out about the enduring struggle of addiction and relapse — an often dangerous cycle that can end in tragedy for many people who struggle with substance use. “I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction. What I’ve learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time,” Lovato, who had been sober prior to the incident, wrote in a statement Sunday. “It is something I must co...
Source: TIME: Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized onetime substance abuse Source Type: news

August 6, 2018: Nurse Practitioner Sentenced for Illegally Prescribing Drugs at Substance Abuse Treatment Program
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - August 7, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Substance abuse behaviors among university freshman students in Iran: a latent class analysis - Kabir K, Bahari A, Hajizadeh M, Allahverdipour H, Tarrahi MJ, Fakhari A, Ansari H, Mohammadpoorasl A.
This study, for the first time, aims to identify the subgroups of university freshman students in Iran on the basis of substance abuse behaviors. Moreov... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Study characteristics influence the efficacy of substance abuse treatments: a meta-analysis of medications for alcohol use disorder - Klemperer EM, Hughes JR, Naud S.
BACKGROUND: Understanding study characteristics' influence on treatment efficacy could improve methodologies and interpretation of findings. We examine study characteristics as predictors of outcomes in clinical trials of medications for alcohol problems. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

11 Reasons Not to Classify Perpetrators of Abuse as ‘Monsters’
For the purposes of ease of language I will be referring to perpetrators with male gendered pronouns, and victims/survivors with female gendered pronouns. This is not to deny the fact that not all abusers are male and that not all victims and survivors are female. But, simply to make things flow semantically. As a therapist working with trauma, I sit across from clients every week who are straining to make sense of abuse. One of their most complicated questions is, “Was the abuse intentional, and what does this mean about the perpetrator of that abuse?” They tell me about positive traits he possesses. He is an...
Source: Psych Central - July 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Genevieve Fahey, LMFT Tags: Abuse Addictions Bullying Codependence Domestic Violence Men's Issues Narcissism Trauma Women's Issues Abusive partner abusive spouse gender bias Source Type: news

Boston Scientific-backed gBeta accelerator picks 6 new startups
Minneapolis-based, Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) backed medtech accelerator Gener8tor announced six new entrants into its summer gBeta Medtech program last Wednesday, according to a MinneInno report. The gBeta accelerator, which is also supported by the Medical Alley Association, the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic, will host the six companies in a free, seven-week long session. The program is designed to aid the startups in gaining insight on product development and customer traction and establishing metrics to seek selection into full-time accelerators or for finding seed investors, according to the repor...
Source: Mass Device - July 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Research & Development Boston Scientific Mayo Clinic Source Type: news

Substance abuse in Punjab on the India-Pakistan border : reflections from anthropology - Patnaik SM, Sehra L.
In spite of India's strict prohibition rules on the use of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, very few steps have been taken in terms of drug control laws in accordance with the laid out policies. Examining the myopic development scenario in conte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Substance abuse in South Africa : the growing disconnect between moral regeneration and moral degeneration - Singh A, Bhoola S.
The purpose of this paper is to highlight three issues: the surge of substance abuse (illicitly and illegally acquired mind altering substances such as drugs and alcohol) in South African schools, using case studies from Durban to illustrate the point; the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Recommended CSTE Indicators for Suicide among American Indians and Alaska Natives (July 2018)
The intent of this document is to identify and describe indicators of suicidal behavior and associated mental health and substance abuse risk factors that can be used for routine surveillance. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Causes School Failure?
Discussion “Literacy is traditionally meant as the ability to read and write. The modern term’s meaning has been expanded to include the ability to use language, numbers, images, computers, and other basic means to understand, communicate, gain useful knowledge, solve mathematical problems and use the dominant symbol systems of a culture.” The earliest written communication was in 3500-3000 BCE, with the earliest alphabet being from 1200-750 BCE. Although the percentage of the world’s adult literacy rate is increasing each decade by ~5%, “…from 55.7 per cent in 1950 to 86.2 per cent in...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 30, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

A New Study Shows Just How Much Doctors Prescribe Opioids
After years of rising use, federal data suggests that opioid prescriptions are beginning to drop off in the U.S., perhaps in an effort to curtail a substance abuse epidemic that continues to get worse. But new research suggests that many doctors are still prescribing these powerful drugs — even for relatively minor injuries. In fact, a quarter of patients treated for ankle sprains between 2011 and 2015 left the hospital with an opioid prescription, according to a paper published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. To reach that finding, University of Pennsylvania researchers analyzed private insurance claims filed ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime opioids Source Type: news

Substance abuse at early age as a potential risk factor for driving under the influence of substance in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study - Almarhabi Y, Mufti AI, Almaymuni AD, Abdurahman T, Abdulaziz G, Alghamdi AA, Mukhtar AM.
OBJECTIVE: Worldwide, trauma is a major health problem and road traffic accidents (RTAs) are the primary killer of young men in Saudi Arabia. The aim of our study was to estimate the extent of driving under the influence of an abused substance in Saudi Ara... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Toward increasing engagement in substance use data collection: development of the Substance Abuse Research Assistant app and protocol for a microrandomized trial using adolescents and emerging adults - Rabbi M, Philyaw Kotov M, Cunningham R, Bonar EE, Nahum-Shani I, Klasnja P, Walton M, Murphy S.
BACKGROUND: Substance use is an alarming public health issue associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Adolescents and emerging adults are at particularly high risk because substance use typically initiates and peaks during this developmental pe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Markets Punish Behavior That Reflects A CEO's Lack Of Integrity
A recent study finds companies whose CEOs committed a personal indiscretion — such as infidelity, substance abuse and dishonesty — experienced a decline in shareholder value. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shankar Vedantam Source Type: news

Former New Jersey Gov. Christie named chairman of Palm Beach County rehab center following acquisition
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was named executive chairman of the Juno Beach-based Beach House Center for Recovery, which was recently acquired. New York-based private equity firm BelHealth Investment Partners acquired the substance abuse treatment center June 28. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 147-bed facility on a 5.3-acre campus opened in 2014. Now, Christie, who was previously a candidate for the Republican nomination for p resident, will offer strategic counsel on the board… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council Meeting
August 1, 2018; Rockville, MD or via webcast. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Meeting of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) National Advisory Council (SAMHSA NAC)
Notice of a public meeting of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Advisory Council (SAMHSA NAC) on August 2, 2018. Agenda items include remarks from the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use; updates from the Department of Health and Human Services' Operating Divisions; updates from the ex-officio members, and a council discussion. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 20, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Teach Your Children Well — About Substance Abuse
“Teach your children well,” a Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young classic encourages. Children are impressionable, like sponges that soak up whatever liquid they are immersed in. Some parents say they’d rather have their teens drink at home than elsewhere, where they’re in danger of driving impaired. Many parents minimize or dismiss the dangers, rationalizing that because they survived their youth, particularly if they grew up in the more freewheeling 1960s and ’70s, their children will survive as well. But this attitude has the opposite effect of the intended one. “Parental attitudes favo...
Source: Psych Central - July 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Parenting Substance Abuse Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Meeting of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
Notice of a public meeting of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council (CSAP NAC) on August 1, 2018. Agenda items include a discussion of the substance use prevention workforce and opioid use prevention and updates on CSAP program developments. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 19, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

' Mental Health Czar' Bullish on Prevention, Mental Health Issues'Mental Health Czar' Bullish on Prevention, Mental Health Issues
US'mental health czar'Elinore McCance-Katz is pushing forward with her two-pronged platform of substance abuse prevention and severe mental illness, including overseeing a new APA grant.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment; Notice of Meeting
August 1, 2018; Rockville, MD. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public 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 an open meeting on August 1, 2018. Agenda items include an assessment of SAMHSA's current strategies and a discussion on American Indian/Native American women with behavioral health needs. Additionally, the ACWS will speak with the Assistant Secretary of Mental Health and Substance Use regarding access to behavioral health services for women and children. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 17, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Multnomah County Library Community Health Outreach Award
The Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon received a Community Health Outreach Award from the NNLM PNR to pilot the use of health information kiosks, aimed at people who are experiencing houselessness in Multnomah County. Here is a report of their project from Steph Miller, Programming Librarian — Technology and Workforce Development. Increasing Access to Credible Health Information for Public Library Patrons Experiencing Houselessness People who are experiencing houselessness come to public libraries to find information and to use the internet. According to local studies in Multnomah County, Oregon, 57 perce...
Source: Dragonfly - July 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Funding News from Network Members Public Libraries Source Type: news

Prevention of Youth Substance Abuse in Rural Communities Conference: Strategies to Address Opioid Misuse
August 8-10, 2018; Lancaster, SC. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Patterns of substance abuse in offenders with schizophrenia- illness-related or criminal life-style? - Stompe T, Ritter K, Schanda H.
Objective: The impact of substance abuse on violent behavior in patients suffering from schizophrenia is well-known. However, the association between the pattern of substance abuse and certain aspects of criminal behavior like the severity of offens... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Triad Approaches to Helping Those Dealing with Homelessness, Substance Abuse, and Mental Illness
July 13, 2018 6:00-7:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Parents who had severe stresses, trauma in childhood more likely to have kids with behavioral health problems
A new study finds that severe childhood trauma and stresses early in parents ’ lives are linked to higher rates of behavioral health problems in their own children.The types of childhood hardships included divorce or separation of parents, death of or estrangement from a parent, emotional, physical or sexual abuse, witnessing violence in the home, exposure to substance abuse in the household or parental mental illness.“Previous research has looked at childhood trauma as a risk factor for later physical and mental health problems in adulthood, but this is the first research to show that the long-term behavioral ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Potential location of Dunkirk addictions' facility receives pushback
Hispanics United of Buffalo is working on a plan to expand its addictions treatment program in Dunkirk with a new methadone clinic. According to the Dunkirk Observer, HUB is working to acquire a building on East Third Street from The Resource Center, where it plans to house behavioral health services and drug treatment services. The 6,500-square-foot site has been used in the past for recovery services and currently houses a prevention program operated by Chautauqua Alcohol& Substance Abuse Council. Though… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Potential location of Dunkirk addictions' facility receives pushback
Hispanics United of Buffalo is working on a plan to expand its addictions treatment program in Dunkirk with a new methadone clinic. According to the Dunkirk Observer, HUB is working to acquire a building on East Third Street from The Resource Center, where it plans to house behavioral health services and drug treatment services. The 6,500-square-foot site has been used in the past for recovery services and currently houses a prevention program operated by Chautauqua Alcohol& Substance Abuse Council. Though… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

First, We Need To Talk: Mental Healthcare In The MENA Region
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) face daunting challenges in managing a growing burden of mental illness, often in adverse conditions that can leave their imprint on generations to come.While the burden of mental-health conditions is above the global average in most MENA countries, the human resources, policies, funding and infrastructure to deal with these problems are sorely lacking.According to a recent study led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), mental disorders excluding substance abuse accounted for 4.7% of all disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) in the World Health Organization &rs...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Center for Mental Health Services; Notice of Meeting
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration announces a meeting of the Center For Mental Health Services National Advisory Council (NAC) to be held on August 1, 2018. Items for discussion include the Center's policy issues, updates on the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee, presentations on suicide prevent, school mental health and child trauma, and a conversation with the Assistance Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 5, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Survey Shows Only 16% of Pharmacists Train On Drug Abuse
[Vanguard] A new survey conducted by the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN, shows that only 16 per cent of pharmacists in the country have received training on substance abuse disorders, while about 50,000 renew their licence annually. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NIDA Releases New Online Screening Tool for Substance Abuse NIDA Releases New Online Screening Tool for Substance Abuse
The Tobacco, Alcohol, Prescription Medication, and Other Substance Use Tool screens for multiple substances, eliminating the need for multiple screening and lengthy assessment tools.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration announces changes and reorganization to reflect new functional statements for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use and the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. Also creates the new National Mental Health and Substance Use Policy Laboratory. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 2, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Helping Older Adults With the Ageless Challenge of Substance Abuse
Alcohol and other drug abuse is a problem at any age. But for people in their 60s and 70s with substance abuse issues, “we have to think about clinical issues differently,” according to David W. Oslin, MD, professor at the University of Pennsylvania. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - July 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Joanne Kaldy Source Type: news

NIH: Request for Information on the HEALing Communities Study: Developing and Testing an Integrated Approach To Address the Opioid Crisis
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) are seeking input on a multi-state national research effort to develop and test approaches for the systemic implementation and sustainability of integrated, evidence-based interventions across healthcare, behavioral health, justice systems, state and local governments, and community organizations to prevent and treat opioid misuse and Opioid Use Disorders (OUD). The goals are to decrease fatal and non-fatal overdoses, decrease the incidence of OUD and related infectious diseases, increase the number of individ...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - June 29, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news