Weekly Postings
Happy New Year from NNLM MAR! We are excited to share information with you about our upcoming projects, classes, and news from around the Middle Atlantic Region. See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Welcome, Veronica Leigh Milliner! On January 2, Veronica Leigh Milliner, MLIS, joined NNLM MAR in the newly created position of All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator. Veronica will work within our region and in collaboration with other regional and national All of Us Program partners and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine to develop, pilot, model, a...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 5, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Substance Abuse Treatment Centers and Local Crime
A new study finds that the availability of substance-abuse-treatment facilities in an area reduces violent and financially motivated crimes. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Stay Well
-- Being well should include focusing on mental health, avoiding substance abuse and getting the proper medical care, the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration says. Here are the agency's suggestions for a healthier... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New evidence that access to health care reduces crime
New research shows that offering broad access to treatment for mental illness, substance abuse, and psychological distress is not only compassionate, but also a cost-effective way to reduce crime rates. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) National Advisory Council (NAC) Meeting
February 14, 2018 9:00am-5:00pm ET; Rockville, MD or via telephone. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HHS: Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records
Final rule from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) making changes to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) regulations governing the confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records. This rule addresses the prohibition on re-disclosure notice, the circumstances under which patient identifying information may be used for the purposes of payment, healthcare operations, and audits/evaluations, and also makes minor technical corrections intended to clarify SAMHSA's regulations. Provisions of the rule, which are designed to protect patient confidentiality and more ...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 3, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Pear Therapeutics raises $50m for digital substance use disorder therapies
Pear Therapeutics said today that it closed a $50 million Series B round to help commercialize its prescription digital substance abuse therapies. Temasek led the round and was joined by 5AM Ventures, Jazz Venture Partners, Novartis (NYSE:NVS) and others. In September, the company’s reSET therapy became the first prescription digital therapeutic approved by the FDA. One month later, it’s reSET-O therapy, designed as an adjunct to pharmacotherapy for people with opioid use disorder, won expedited access pathway designation from the FDA. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business...
Source: Mass Device - January 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Funding Roundup mHealth (Mobile Health) Pharmaceuticals peartherapeutics Source Type: news

Website Widgets for Consumer Health
Widgets are small applications that allow you to access content from other websites directly on your own website. Many government organizations offer free health-related widgets, including the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other divisions under the US Health And Human Services Department (HHS). Add these widgets to your organization’s website to provide users with quick access to reliable health information and local health resources: MedlinePlus Widgets: Place the MedlinePlus search box on your website and open results in the same window or a ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health K-12 Outreach Technology Source Type: news

State Medicaid expansions from 1996 to 2011 led to more prenatal care for low-income mothers
FINDINGSThe Medicaid expansions for low-income parents that took place in 34 states between 1996 and 2011 led to a 2.3 percent decrease in the uninsured rate among women who already had a child and became pregnant again, and a 7.9 percent decrease in the number of mothers who didn ’t have insurance while they were pregnant.The expansions also led to 0.4 percent more pregnant mothers beginning prenatal care earlier in their pregnancies. And pregnant mothers with lower levels of education were 1.7 percent more likely to receive adequate prenatal care as a result of the expansions.BACKGROUNDThe U.S. has one of the highe...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Center for Substance Abuse Treatment; Notice of Meeting
Notice from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announcing a meeting of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) National Advisory Council (NAC), which is scheduled on February 14, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern. The meeting is open to the public and will include consideration of minutes from the August 10, 2017, CSAT NAT meeting, the director's report, a budget update, and discussions on substance abuse disorder spending estimates and the opioid epidemic. The meeting may be accessed in person or via telephone, and pre-registration is requested. (Source: Federal Register...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - December 29, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA Is Accepting Applications for up to $5.54 Million for the Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for the Garrett Lee Smith (GLS) Campus Suicide Prevention Grant to develop comprehensive, collaborative, and evidence-based approaches to improving services for all college students, including those at risk for suicide, depression, serious mental illness, and substance use disorders and promoting help-seeking behavior and reducing stigma. These grants, totaling $5.54 million over the next three years, will likely go to 18 grantees. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - December 29, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: SAMHSA: Meetings: Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Pre-publication notice from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announcing a meeting of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) National Advisory Council (NAC), which is scheduled on February 14, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern. The meeting is open to the public and will include consideration of minutes from the August 10, 2017, CSAT NAT meeting, the director's report, a budget update, and discussions on substance abuse disorder spending estimates and the opioid epidemic. The meeting may be accessed in person or via telephone, and pre-registration is requested. Final pub...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - December 28, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

More Pregnant Women Are Using Pot
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Marijuana, Pregnancy and Substance Abuse (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strategic Approach to Addressing Substance Abuse in Indiana
Indiana State Department of Health. 05/2017 This six-page document details a plan to develop and implement a data-driven system focused on substance abuse prevention, early intervention, treatment, recovery, and enforcement that substantially reduces the prevalence of substance use disorder (SUD) in Indiana, and helps those with SUD achieve recovery and become or return to being productive, contributing members of their communities. The initial focus of the strategy is on opioids. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Book Review: Mastering the Addicted Brain
I have worked in the substance use disorder field for about forty years. It can be a contentious field at times, with varying factions proclaiming that their way for recovery is the only way. Some go the denial-busting, “you must admit your an addict” route. Others focus more on the individual, seeking approaches to recovery that may work for them, whether that is harm-reduction, complete abstinence,  a life time of support group meetings, or something else. Walter Ling, author of Mastering the Addicted Brain: Building a Sane and Meaningful Life to Stay Clean is a flexible pragmatist. He is interested...
Source: Psych Central - December 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Stan Rockwell, PsyD Tags: Addictions Book Reviews Self-Help Substance Abuse Treatment Source Type: news

Bullying and psychoactive substance use during adolescence: a systematic review - Horta CL, Horta RL, Mester A, Lindern D, Weber JLA, Levandowski DC, Lisboa CSM.
Bullying and psychoactive substance abuse are prevalent phenomena among adolescents and identified as health problems that may jeopardise the development of all those involved. This systematic review of the literature aims to identify the extent to which i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Regional office will be closed December 22 through January 1 during the University of Pittsburgh winter break. Happy holidays from all of us at NNLM MAR! National Network of Libraries of Medicine News Renew your membership today! If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, see our recent blog post about the benefits of renewal and NNLM Membership. Are you having trouble creating an NNLM account? If you have received an error...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 21, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Technical Assistance Center (DTAC) Customer Feedback Survey
SAMHSA is gathering information on user satisfaction with the quality and relevance of SAMHSA disaster technical assistance center (DTAC) products, the quality of SAMHSA DTAC's service, and in general how well SAMHSA DTAC is meeting disaster behavioral health (mental health and substance use-related) needs. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

7 medical devices combating the opioid crisis
[Image from unsplash.com]Opioid-related deaths have become an epidemic in the U.S., garnering attention from the White House, the FDA and many other governmental bodies. From 2000 to 2014, nearly half a million Americans died from drug overdoses. In 2015, more than 50,000 people died from drug overdoses, and 33,000 were opioid-related. Prescription overdoses continue to cause more deaths than any other opioid type while incurring a high economic cost. The Council of Economic Advisers reports that the opioid crisis had an economic cost of $504 billion in 2015, and prescription opioid misuse increases healthcare and substanc...
Source: Mass Device - December 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Hospital Care Neurological Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Pain Management Pharmaceuticals Avancen Halyard Health MedTech Myoscience nevro opioid crisis opioids Regenesis Biomedical Inc. Stimwave stjudemedical Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAR staff spent a day at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Creativity this week to talk about our goals for next year! Check out the photos and follow us on Twitter for live updates during the next #marRetreat @NNLMMAR. Check out the Fall 2017 issue of the MAReport! This quarter you can learn “Through the Eyes of a New MLIS Student,” how working in the library field adds perspective to entering the degree program, and take a moment to “Meet the New Health Professions Coordinator,” Erin! The...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 15, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Personal and contextual factors in substance abuse treatment among racial and ethnic minorities: studies from the NIDA clinical trials network - Burlew AK, Sanchez K.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Study shows one in six children drink alcohol by age 14
Attempts by well-intentioned parents to promote moderate drinking could backfire Related items fromOnMedica Protect children from alcohol marketing, say doctors Early intervention tackles teen substance abuse Teen alcohol link to dementia Commission more teen mental health and alcohol services Half of parents let children drink alcohol at home (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Smoking Cessation Treatment in Mental Illness Effective Smoking Cessation Treatment in Mental Illness Effective
Headway is being made in the treatment of tobacco dependence in psychiatric and substance abuse patients, owing to a better understanding of the safety and efficacy of therapeutic strategies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

2 local rehab centers scheduled to be closed end up saved
Two Gateway Rehab transition centers run under contracts with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections are remaining open, despite being under threat for closure after the funding was expected to run out by Dec. 1. Gateway Rehab announced Tuesday that the Community Transition Centers in Erie and Braddock will remain open with work-release beds in Braddock and Erie along with beds set aside for men who violate parole and 48 beds for men and women who get substance abuse treatment. Another center… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

How NOT to Argue with Your Kids About Marijuana
Excerpted from A Parent’s Guide to Teen Addiction: Professional Advice on Signs, Symptoms, What to Say, and How to Help (Skyhorse Publishing) by Laurence M. Westreich, M.D. Marijuana, the illegal drug most commonly used by teenagers, is widely accepted as harmless, but is it? Its effects range from the trivial — silliness, bloodshot eyes, etc. — all the way to catastrophic — paranoia, depression, and more. Many teenagers and parents don’t realize that although not as potent, it’s a hallucinogen similar to LSD and Ecstasy. Marijuana and the other hallucinogens can cause serious problems f...
Source: Psych Central - December 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Laurence M. Westreich, M.D. Tags: Addictions Children and Teens Parenting Substance Abuse cannabis Communication Marijuana marijuana abuse recovery Teen Addiction Teen Substance Abuse Source Type: news

When pilots go from rehab to the cockpit
A drinking problem is not necessarily the end of a pilot's career. In fact, for decades the FAA has been quietly sending pilots diagnosed as substance abusers back to work. It's called the Human Intervention Motivation Study (or HIMS). And, before you panic, consider this: it's one of the most successful rehab programs ever, and is drawing interest for dealing with substance abuse in other industries as well. Tony Dokoupil reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Policy Options on Mental Health: A WHO (World Health Organization)-Gulbenkian Mental Health Platform Collaboration
World Health Organization. 11/2017 This 68-page document is the final report of the six-year collaboration between the World Health Organization Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse and the Gulbenkian Global Mental Health Platform, to reduce the global burden of mental health through the development and application of evidence and good practices to global mental health. It constitutes a comprehensive and practical source of information for national policy and decision-makers, legislators, justices, and mental health workers willing to contribute to strengthening the response of all sectors to the still largely u...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is pleased to announce a partnership with the NIH All of Us Research Program (All of Us), part of the Precision Medicine Initiative. Through this collaboration, NNLM’s Regional Medical Libraries and National Offices will focus on improving consumer access to high quality health information in communities throughout the U.S., specifically, by working with public libraries. Check out the Fall 2017 issue of the MAReport! This quarter, Lydia Collins discusses “Rai...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 8, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Mindful yoga can reduce risky behaviors in troubled youth, says UC research
(University of Cincinnati) Study shows a marked reduction in risky sex and substance abuse in troubled 18- to 24-year-olds after several months of participating in mindful yoga and positive coping strategies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Upcoming NNLM Webinars for Public Health
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) website offers free professional development opportunities each month for public health professionals and librarians. During December 2017, attend free NNLM webinars related to high reliability in healthcare organizations, community response to substance misuse, apps related to consumer health, and how to search ClinicalTrials.gov: Today! Moving Towards High Reliability in Health Care – December 5, 2017, 2:00PM ET – In this session, characteristics of high reliability organizations will be discussed and the types of practical strategies that health ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 5, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Education Health Professionals K-12 Outreach Public Health Source Type: news

Mental health disorder therapeutic modalities modified for the GMS
(Bentham Science Publishers) The purposes of this study were to identify the elements characterizing mental health disorders, especially in terms of depression, stress, and substance abuse, and to identify the treatment modalities for mental health disorders in the GMS. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

More US kids in foster care; parental drug abuse a factor
Number of children in US foster care system increases for 4th year in a row; substance abuse by parents a major factor (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

A review of tribal best practices in substance abuse prevention - Kelley A, Witzel M, Fatupaito B.
American Indian youth experience higher rates of substance use than non-American Indian youth. Researchers, clinicians, and treatment programs embrace evidence-based practices (EBPs) and practice based evidence (PBE) as a primary method for addressing subs... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Medicaid Tied to Better Addiction Treatment in Pregnancy
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Medicaid, Opioid Abuse and Addiction, Pregnancy and Substance Abuse (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Questions You MUST Ask Before Checking into Rehab: An Interview with VH1 Addiction Counselor Bob Forrest
The gentleman on the other end of the telephone line has seen the best and worst of humanity and has soared and stumbled, struggled and survived. He emerged from the throes of addiction to claim a new identity; Rehab Bob. According to his website, “Bob Forrest lived a drug-fueled life in the L.A. indie rock scene of the ’80s and ’90s as the frontman for Thelonious Monster. He was known as one of the worst junkies in Hollywood at the time. But after 24 stints in rehab, he finally got sober in 1996. Since then he has dedicated his life to becoming a drug counselor who specializes in reaching the u...
Source: Psych Central - November 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Addictions Interview Substance Abuse Treatment Addiction Recovery Alcoholism Celebrity Rehab Drug rehabilitation opiate addiction opioid crisis Source Type: news

'Partridge Family' Star David Cassidy Dead at 67
Musician and actor struggled with substance abuse and had been hospitalized in Florida. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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

Disaster Technical Assistance Center Supplemental Research Bulletin: Mass Violence and Behavioral Health
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 09/2017 This 18-page report focuses on how mass violence affects the behavioral health of adult and young (child and adolescent) survivors or witnesses of a mass violence incident. It discusses the phases of response experienced by survivors, as well as immediate and long-term reactions among adults, children, and youth. It provides information on immediate and long-term interventions and the effects of mass media exposure following a mass violence incident. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Tips for Survivors of a Disaster or Other Traumatic Event: Coping with Retraumatization
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 11/06/2017 This four-page document explains the signs and symptoms of retraumatization. It provides guidance on how to manage the symptoms, and identifies ways to build resilience, which is the ability to tap into skills and access resources when going through stressful experiences. It provides resources for building resilience and an adequate support system for dealing with triggering events. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine 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

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

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

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