Nigeria:Drug Abuse - This Is Everybody's Problem, Says Saraki
[Vanguard] Abuja -SenatePresident Bukola Saraki, said yesterday that drug abuse has become the problem of everyone, just as he hailed the BBC Africa, 'Africa Eye' documentary 'Sweet Sweet Codeine' that details the widespread prevalence of drug and substance abuse in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA Is Announcing the Availability of up to $37.5 Million for the Tribal Behavioral Health Grant Program
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced the availability of up to $37.5 million to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior and substance use, reduce the impact of trauma, and promote mental health among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth. Through this Tribal Behavioral Health Grant Program, SAMHSA expects to fund up to 30 grantees with up to $250,000 per year for up to five years. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - May 2, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Young Americans Are the Loneliest, According to a New Study
America’s next big public health issue may be loneliness, which a new study finds affects most Americans. But the group most at risk isn’t the oldest generation — it’s one of the youngest. The research, conducted by health insurer Cigna and the market research firm Ipsos, found that young people ages 18 to 22 are the most likely to be lonely. Loneliness is a major threat to Americans’ mental, physical and emotional well-being and can have huge consequences for public health, given the well-researched connections between loneliness and health issues ranging from substance abuse to heart disease...
Source: TIME: Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is seeking comment on its request to add 13 new questions to an existing survey instrument used to evaluate community-based substance abuse treatment and recovery grants administered through the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Comments are due by July 2, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 1, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

St. Elizabeth helps launch youth mental health facility
St. Elizabeth Healthcare has donated $250,000 to help the Children ’s Home of Northern Kentucky create a new psychiatric residential treatment facility. The Covington-based Children’s Home opened the residential facility in March to provide comprehensive treatment to youths battling mental illness, substance abuse or severe emotional disturbances. Often, such youths are transitioning from a psychiatric hospital and need to practice and strengthen skills they are learning before they return home… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

House Subcommittee Approves Opioid Package House Subcommittee Approves Opioid Package
Among the proposals with bipartisan support was a bill to create a loan repayment program for healthcare professionals willing to work in substance abuse treatment in regions hard hit by the opioid crisis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

House Panel Approves Multiple Opioid Bills for House Vote House Panel Approves Multiple Opioid Bills for House Vote
Among the proposals with bipartisan support was a bill to create a loan repayment program for healthcare professionals willing to work in substance abuse treatment in regions hard hit by the opioid crisis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Community efforts to prevent teen problems have lasting benefits
(University of Washington) A study by the University of Washington finds that a community-based approach to substance-abuse prevention, which can include after-school activities, can affect young people into adulthood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prisoners and risk of injury after release - Hall W, Farrell M.
An increasingly disproportionate number of people with mental illness and substance abuse disorder contribute to the US prison population, and the same is true of prison populations in many high-income countries. Both types of disorder are linked to inc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cumulative risk effect of household dysfunction for child maltreatment after intensive intervention of the child protection system in Japan: a longitudinal analysis - Ohashi H, Wada I, Yamaoka Y, Nakajima-Yamaguchi R, Ogai Y, Morita N.
BACKGROUND: Building an effective casework system for child maltreatment is a global issue. We estimated the effect of household dysfunction (i.e., interparental violence, caregiver mental health problems, and caregiver substance abuse) on child maltreatme... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Senate Panel Advances Sweeping Opioid Bill to Full Senate Senate Panel Advances Sweeping Opioid Bill to Full Senate
A Senate panel on Tuesday unanimously approved a wide-ranging package of legislative proposals to address the opioid crisis. Its House counterpart is slated to consider on Wednesday more than 60 separate bills addressing painkillers and substance abuse.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

42 CFR Part 2 Final Rule and Health Center Compliance
May 3, 2018 3:00-4:00pm ET. The HITEQ Center invites you to join a webinar to learn about the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)'s revised Substance Abuse Confidentiality Regulations for Health Information Exchange Final Rule (referred to as 42 CFR Part 2) and how it may affect your health center. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - April 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Victimization of the substance abuse and sexual behaviors among junior high school students in Cambodia - Yen Y, Shi Y, Soeung B, Suy R, Sohail MT.
We examined the current prevalence of substance abuse and sexual behaviors among junior high school students and the relationships between substance abuse, sexual behaviors, and victimization using multiple mediations.METHODS: Overall, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Gunderkids: design of a clinical care management program for parents with substance abuse and their newborn children with a focus on preventing child abuse - Budzak-Garza AE, Allmon Dixson AL, Holzer RA, Lillard-Pierce KE, Devine CJ.
BACKGROUND: In response to an increased need to care for babies born to mothers with substance abuse issues, we developed GunderKids, a care management program that provides integrated medical care beyond standard-of-care, well-child appointments for these... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Another "lethal triad"-risk factors for violent injury and long-term mortality among adult victims of violent injury - Laytin AD, Shumway M, Boccellari A, Juillard CJ, Dicker RA.
BACKGROUND: Mental illness, substance abuse, and poverty are risk factors for violent injury, and violent injury is a risk factor for early mortality that can be attenuated through hospital-based violence intervention programs. Most of these programs focus... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Alarming Increase in Adolescent Suicides, Substance Use Alarming Increase in Adolescent Suicides, Substance Use
A new report reveals disturbing increases in youth substance abuse and suicide during the past decade and particularly the past year.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Medication-Assisted Treatment Needs Community Support
Communities like Portsmouth, Ohio, regularly make national news for waves of overdoses. On any given day, nearly 100 people across the country die due to opioid overdose. The problem always feels like an uphill battle, and often a losing one for social workers and drug counselors who hope to get clients on the path to sobriety. Evidence shows that one method, medication assisted treatment (MAT), works; however, for MAT to be truly effective, it takes an entire community. What Is Medication Assisted Treatment? Medication assisted treatment is an evidence-based recovery process that combines traditional therapies and detox p...
Source: Psych Central - April 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Desiree Patton Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Medications Stigma Substance Abuse Addiction Treatment buprenorphine probuphine methadone naloxone naltrexone acamprosate evidence-based treatment medication-assisted treatment recovery Source Type: news

Federal substance abuse chief cancels contracts — and roils longtime agency partners
As the nation’s opioid epidemic rages on, the federal agency charged with leading the government’s response to substance abuse is changing the way it helps local communities. But critics say the move risks leaving programs with fewer resources until the new plan is in place. The controversy began in January with a low-key announcement by the […]Related:E. coli outbreak spreads as source of tainted lettuce remains a mysteryFirst marijuana-derived drug poised for FDA approval after winning support from advisersHave you or someone you know waited too long for an organ transplant? (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SAMHSA Is Announcing the Availability of up to $47.4 Million for Mental Health Awareness Training
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for Mental Health Awareness Training (MHAT) Grants of up to $47.4 million over the next three years. SAMHSA expects to fund up to 126 grantees with up to $125,000 per year. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - April 19, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Opioids in Indian Country Part 1: Understanding the Problem
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 04/05/2010 This 90-minute webinar looks at all aspects of how opioid use is affecting American Indian/Alaska Native populations, and what tribal communities are doing to combat this growing problem. It reviews crisis response and one tribal community's program, and shares tips on developing a task force and creating a Tribal Action plan on opioid use. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Characterizing mortality from substance abuse in Iran: an epidemiological study during March 2014 to February 2015 - Shahbazi F, Mirtorabi SD, Ghadirzadeh MR, Hashemi-Nazari SS, Barzegar A.
BACKGROUND: Drug abuse is a severe and chronic disorder that leaves morbidity, disability and premature mortality in the society. The study of death due to substance abuse provides useful information for local, national and international administrators. Th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Prior exposure to intimate partner violence associated with less HIV testing among young women - Washio Y, Novack Wright E, Davis-Vogel A, Chittams J, Anagnostopulos C, Kilby LM, Teitelman AM.
Low-income minority women are disproportionately represented among those living with HIV in the United States. They are also at risk for the SAVA (substance abuse, violence, and HIV/AIDS) syndemic issues. Women who have recently given birth are at high ris... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Nonprofit to break ground on $1.25M residential treatment center in Scottsdale
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Arizona is breaking ground next week on a therapeutic treatment facility that focused on youth under the age of 12 healing from severe abuse. The residential treatment center is on a 10-acre campus where youth live and attend school while receiving treatment for emotional, mental, behavioral and substance abuse challenges. Phoenix-based Architectural Resource Team Inc. is the project architect and Delta Construction, also based in Phoe nix, is the general contractor… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 15, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Nonprofit to break ground on $1.25M residential treatment center in Scottsdale
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Arizona is breaking ground next week on a therapeutic treatment facility that focused on youth under the age of 12 healing from severe abuse. The residential treatment center is on a 10-acre campus where youth live and attend school while receiving treatment for emotional, mental, behavioral and substance abuse challenges. Phoenix-based Architectural Resource Team Inc. is the project architect and Delta Construction, also based in Phoe nix, is the general contractor… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

5 Things To Know About Mind and Body Approaches for Substance Use Disorders
Mind and body approaches, such as mindfulness-based interventions, have shown some success when used along with the treatment of substance abuse and addiction. Mindfulness-based approaches, in part, attempt to decrease the impact of negative mood, which is thought to serve as a trigger for substance use. Mind and body approaches can be part of a comprehensive addiction treatment plan that includes behavioral modifications, and may include pharmaceuticals to decrease cravings, group therapy, or  counseling. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 13, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is seeking public comment by June 11, 2018 on an information collection related to the survey of State underage drinking prevention policies and practices. The survey will be completed by state agencies and results published in the "Annual Report to Congress on the Prevention and Reduction of Underage Drinking." (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 11, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Notice of Meeting for the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) - Correction
Correction to theApril 5,2018 notice of a public meeting of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) to clarify that members of the public may participate only via telephone or webcast, not in person. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 11, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

What ails America? The answer varies from state to state
The state of the union ’s health is improving. But it is doing so very unequally, and recent signs of progress are in danger of being reversed by diseases of excess and despair, including obesity, depression, suicide and substance abuse.Those are the broad conclusions of anew roundup of Americans ’... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - April 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

An innovative service collaboration to reduce criminal recidivism for inmates with severe addictions - Paluck E, McCarron MCE, Pandey M, Banka D.
Agencies with overlapping mandates can form partnerships to aid development of effective programming. In 2008, the Dedicated Substance Abuse Treatment Unit (DSATU) opened at Regina Correctional Centre through a tripartite collaboration between the Saskatch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Tiny injectable sensor could provide unobtrusive, long-term alcohol monitoring
(University of California - San Diego) Engineers have developed a tiny, ultra-low power chip that could be injected just under the surface of the skin for continuous, long-term alcohol monitoring. The chip is powered wirelessly by a wearable device such as a smartwatch or patch. The goal of this work is to develop a convenient, routine monitoring device for patients in substance abuse treatment programs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Good Intentions, Bad Habits: Reforming Mental Healthcare In LatAm
The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region is a vast patchwork of countries, cultures and ethnicities with a total population of more than 645 million, ranging from 209 million-plus in Brazil to islands with fewer than 100,000 inhabitants.The diversity is also economic; recent years have seen marked improvements in income distribution and a burgeoning middle class, particularly in countries such as Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru and Nicaragua. Yet, LAC remains the region with the highest levels of income inequality worldwide.All of this has a significant bearing on the state of mental health, where good intentions and...
Source: EyeForPharma - April 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

SAMHSA Is Announcing the Availability of up to $4.7 Million for Improving Access to Overdose Treatment Grants
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for grants totaling up to $4.7 million over the next five through its Improving Access to Overdose Treatment program. Eligibility is limited to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), opioid treatment programs, or practitioners who have a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - April 9, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

The Surgeon General Says More People Should Carry Naloxone, the Opioid Antidote. Here ’s How Where to Get It and How Much It Costs
The U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams, issued a public health advisory on Thursday urging more Americans to carry and learn to use the opioid overdose-reversing drug naloxone. Naloxone, which is often referred to by the brand name Narcan, can be lifesaving for people overdosing on opioids. As the nation’s opioid crisis has increased in recent years, first responders, emergency medical technicians and police officers have used naloxone to help revive people who are suspected of overdosing. Adams said Thursday that community members, family and friends of people using opioids, and individuals using the drugs thems...
Source: TIME: Health - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Naloxone Narcan onetime Opioid opioids Source Type: news

The Surgeon General Says More People Should Carry Naloxone, the Opioid Antidote. Here ’s Where to Get It and How Much It Costs
The U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams, issued a public health advisory on Thursday urging more Americans to carry and learn to use the opioid overdose-reversing drug naloxone. Naloxone, which is often referred to by the brand name Narcan, can be lifesaving for people overdosing on opioids. As the nation’s opioid crisis has increased in recent years, first responders, emergency medical technicians and police officers have used naloxone to help revive people who are suspected of overdosing. Adams said Thursday that community members, family and friends of people using opioids, and individuals using the drugs thems...
Source: TIME: Health - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Naloxone Narcan onetime Opioid opioids Source Type: news

The role of rTMS for patients with severe PTSD and depression
A 27-year-old woman. A 27-year-old female patient with chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and recurrent major depressive sisorder (MDD) is referred for consultation regarding possible repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) treatment for her medication-resistant depression. She has no other m edical diagnoses and had no history of substance abuse. Present status At the time of initial consult, psychometrics indicated that both PTSD symptoms and MDD symptoms were severe. While the patient passively endorses suicidal thoughts, she denies active intent ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young adult victimization and midlife consequences: sensitization or steeling effects of childhood adversity? - Doherty EE, Jaecques B, Green KM, Ensminger ME.
The interrelationship between victimization, violence, and substance use/abuse has been well established, yet those who experience victimization do not necessarily respond with violence or substance use or escalate to experiencing substance abuse symptoms.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Notice of Meeting for the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC)
Announcement of a public meeting of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) on June 8, 2018. Agenda items include an update on federal efforts related to serious mental illness and serious emotional disturbance, discussion of ISMICC member relationship to implementation workgroups, communication with non-federal organizations for support of ISMICC, and more. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 5, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

IHS Announces New Program to Support Youth After Successful Substance Abuse Treatment
Blog post from the Indian Health Service (IHS) highlighting the launch of their new program to address the gap in services that occurs when youth are discharged upon successful completion of a Youth Regional Treatment Center (YRTC) and return to their home community where necessary support systems may not exist. This program, the YRTC Aftercare Pilot Project, will develop promising practices to reduce alcohol and substance use relapse. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - April 5, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA Launches Evidence-based Practices Resource Center to Equip Clinicians, Strengthen Communities
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has launched anEvidence-Based Practices Resource Center containing Treatment Improvement Protocols, toolkits, resource guides, and clinical practice guidelines for a broad range of audiences. This Resource Center aims to provide communities, clinicians, policy-makers, and others in the field with information and tools to incorporate evidence-based practices into their communities or clinical settings. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - April 5, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Most Canadians killed in police encounters since 2000 had mental health or substance abuse issues
More than 460 people have died in encounters with police in Canada since 2000, and a substantial majority suffered from mental illness or symptoms of drug abuse, a CBC News investigation has found. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Investigates Source Type: news

Public Inspection: SAMHSA: Meetings: Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee; Notice
Pre-publication announcement of a public meeting of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) on June 8, 2018. Agenda items include an update on federal efforts related to serious mental illness and serious emotional disturbance, discussion of ISMICC member relationship to implementation workgroups, communication with non-federal organizations for support of ISMICC, and more. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 4, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Drug Overdose Death Rates In The U.S. Are Rising Everywhere, CDC Says
Drug overdose deaths are on the rise across all genders, demographics and geographic areas, according to a new CDC report. A total of 63,632 Americans died of a drug overdose in 2016 — a 21.5% increase over the 2015 total, according to the report. The researchers attribute this sharp uptick in deaths to the fatalities involving potent synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, which doubled in 2016. The report drew on data from 31 states, plus Washington, D.C. Of these, 21 saw increases in synthetic opioid overdose deaths, and 10 saw those rates double. New Hampshire, West Virginia and Massachusetts were particularly hard-h...
Source: TIME: Health - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Fatalities Associated with Human Adenovirus Type 7 at a Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Facility — New Jersey, 2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 29, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is seeking comment by May 29, 2018 on minor changes planned for the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). The survey is used to used to determine the prevalence of use of tobacco products, alcohol, illicit substances, and illicit use of prescription drugs by people 12 years and older in the United States. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - March 28, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

UCLA-designed program helps former inmates with HIV maintain health after release from jail
This study was supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health; the Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment; the UCLA and Charles Drew University Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research/Center for Health Improvement of Minority Elderly; and the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute. The study ’s co-authors are Robert Weiss, Terry Nakazono, Mark Malek, Steve Shoptaw, Susan Ettner and Nina Harawa of UCLA. (Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences)
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Discovering Your True Self — Who You Really Are
Codependents often wonder what is normal. They feel insecure and wonder how others perceive them. Many tell me they don’t really know themselves. They’ve become people-pleasers, editing what they say and adapting their behavior to the feelings and needs of others. Some sacrifice themselves — their values, needs, wants, and feelings — to someone they care about. For other codependents their behavior revolves around their addiction, whether it’s to a drug, a process, such as sex or gambling, or to pursuing prestige or power in order to feel secure. They usually do so to the detriment of themselv...
Source: Psych Central - March 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT Tags: Abuse Addictions Alcoholism Anger Binge Eating Codependence Eating Disorders Personality Relationships & Love Self-Esteem Substance Abuse Abusive Relationships Authentic Self Codependency Dysfunctional Family emotional needs Source Type: news

Could Donations of a Nasal Spray Help Curb Opioid-Related Deaths?
Naloxone is indicated for counteracting an opioid overdose, and recent donations of a nasal spray form of the drug aim to expand its availability in schools and communities. This month, Adapt Pharma expanded its program offering free NARCAN (naloxone HCl) Nasal Spray to U.S. high schools and eligible colleges and universities. And in February, Adapt partnered with AptarGroup, codeveloper of the device used to deliver the nasal spray, to donate 4000 doses of NARCAN to Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s Opioid Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force as well as 1000 doses to the McHenry County Substance Abuse...
Source: MDDI - March 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Preventing Interpersonal Violence in Relationships, Part 2
This is Part 2 in a series on interpersonal violence in relationships. Read Part 1 here. Risk Factors — People Who May Be Vulnerable to Dating Abuse It can be hard to imagine why any person would allow a partner to hurt them and frighten them, while remaining in the relationship. A number of common risk factors may make some individuals more vulnerable to the risk of relationship abuse: A trauma history – Adverse experiences, especially in childhood, can impair a person’s ability to function well psychologically, emotionally, and in relationships. Especially when the trauma is not recognized and trea...
Source: Psych Central - March 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Robyn Brickel, MA, LMFT Tags: Abuse Alcoholism Anxiety Codependence Family Parenting Relationships & Love Substance Abuse Trauma Women's Issues #metoo controlling behavior dating abuse dating violence Domestic Violence Emotional Abuse emotional dependen Source Type: news

Effect of middle school interventions on alcohol misuse and abuse in Mexican American high school adolescents: five-year follow-up of a randomized clinical trial - Gonzales NA, Jensen M, Tein JY, Wong JJ, Dumka LE, Mauricio AM.
IMPORTANCE: Substance abuse preventive interventions frequently target middle school students and demonstrate efficacy to prevent early onset and use of alcohol and illicit drugs. However, evidence of sustained results to prevent later patterns of alcohol ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

AI tool promotes positive peer groups to tackle substance abuse
(University of Southern California) When it comes to fighting substance abuse, research suggests the company you keep can make the difference between recovery and relapse. Researchers from the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society have created an algorithm that sorts intervention program participants -- who are voluntarily working on recovery -- into smaller groups, or subgroups, in a way that maintains helpful social connections and breaks social connections that could be detrimental to recovery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news