SAMHSA Directing Supplemental Funding to Three States Hit Hard by Opioid Crisis
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced it will award additional grant funding to bolster treatment and prevention work being done through Opioid State Targeted Response (STR) grants in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and West Virginia. These one year awards of $333,000 are intended to target areas of greatest need. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - March 20, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Disruptive behavior scale for adolescents (DISBA): development and psychometric properties - Karimy M, Fakhri A, Vali E, Vali F, Veiga FH, Stein LAR, Araban M.
BACKGROUND: Growing evidence indicates that if disruptive behavior is left unidentified and untreated, a significant proportion of these problems will persist and may develop into problems linked with delinquency, substance abuse, and violence. Research is... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medication-Assisted Treatment for Addiction
A new guideline released by the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse has recommended that opioid addiction should be treated with prescribed medication when possible. A national review committee which vetted the guideline included primary care physicians, addiction medicine specialists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals, all of whom received no funding from the pharmaceutical industry. Short term detox treatment, without further intervention and followup, is not recommended by the committee. “The guideline advises against detox programs that discharge patients after several days, with no further ...
Source: Dragonfly - March 14, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News from NIH Opioid Use Disorder Source Type: news

Advancing Exceptional Research on HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding for highly innovative R01 applications on HIV/AIDS and drug abuse and complements the Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS and Drug Use Research and the Avenir Award Program for Research on Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - March 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Taking Action: Mobilizing Partners to Address Substance Abuse and Misuse Issues Among Older Adults in Your State and Community
March 21, 2018 2:30-4:00pm ET; March 22, 2018 10:30am-12:00pm ET; or March 22, 2018 2:30-4:00pm ET. This interactive webinar will be offered three times, with each session limited to 200 participants, to allow sufficient time for questions. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - March 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Safety of reassessment-and-release practice for mental health patients boarded in the emergency department - Lee S, Harland KK, Swanson MB, Lawson S, Dahlstrom E, Clemson L, Himadi E.
OBJECTIVES: Among emergency department (ED) mental health and substance abuse (MHSA) patients, we sought to compare mortality and healthcare utilization by ED discharge disposition and inpatient bed request status. METHODS: A retrospective cohort s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

SAMHSA Is Announcing the Availability of Funds for up to $16.8 Million for the Healthy Transitions Program
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for its Healthy Transitions: Improving Life Trajectories for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Disorders grant program. This program, which will fund four grantees with up to $1 million per year for up to five years, aims to improve access to treatment and support services for 16-25 year olds with serious emotional disturbances or serious mental illnesses. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - March 13, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Doctors find air pocket where part of man ’ s brain should be
The 84-year-old man arrived in the emergency room with complaints that weren't uncommon for a patient his age. He had reported feeling unsteady over the last several months, culminating in repeated falls in recent weeks. In the three days leading up to his hospital visit, his left arm and leg had noticeably weakened. Still, there were no […]Related:She gouged out her eyes while high to get closer to GodDentists keep dying of this lung disease. The CDC can’t figure out why.Nursing assistants accused of sex with patients from psychiatric and substance abuse center (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Restricted-use Data Analysis System (R-DAS)
This tool allows access, exploration and analysis of the nation's substance abuse and mental health data, in order to support a better understanding of these critical areas of public health. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

She gouged out her eyes while high to get closer to God
There was a message from God, 20-year old Kaylee Muthart believed, that she needed to sacrifice something special. Muthart was high on methamphetamine, a freight train of a dose bigger than all the others, and the signs were all there. A white bird along a dark path. A man with a biblical name asking for […]Related:Dentists keep dying of this lung disease. The CDC can’t figure out why.Nursing assistants accused of sex with patients from psychiatric and substance abuse centerInfants kept suffering fractures and bruises at this hospital — and officials want to know why (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dentists keep dying of this deadly lung disease. The CDC can ’t figure out why.
Seven of the patients were dead, and two more were dying of a rare chronic, progressive lung disease that can be treated but not cured. It's estimated that about 200,000 people in the United States have Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) at any one time. But the common denominator of a small group of patients at a Virginia […]Related:Nursing assistants accused of sex with patients from psychiatric and substance abuse centerInfants kept suffering fractures and bruises at this hospital — and officials want to know whyWhy more civilians are now learning military-grade techniques to save lives (Source: ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dentists keep dying of this lung disease. The CDC can ’t figure out why.
Seven of the patients were dead, and two more were dying of a rare chronic, progressive lung disease that can be treated but not cured. It’s estimated that about 200,000 people in the United States have Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) at any one time. But the common denominator of a small group of patients at a Virginia […]Related:Nursing assistants accused of sex with patients from psychiatric and substance abuse centerInfants kept suffering fractures and bruises at this hospital — and officials want to know whyWhy more civilians are now learning military-grade techniques to save lives (So...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nursing assistants accused of sex with patients from psychiatric and substance abuse center
Two nursing assistants have been accused of engaging in sexual relations with two patients from a psychiatric and substance abuse treatment center in Iowa. The Fayette County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that the certified nursing assistants, who were identified by authorities as Paige Lynn Johanningmeier and Megan Marie Penney, developed a relationship with two patients at the Prairie View Management facility in […]Related:Infants kept suffering fractures and bruises at this hospital — and officials want to know whyWhy more civilians are now learning milita...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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The American Academy of Pediatrics asked Shelly Flais, MD to make a public service announcement regarding teen depression.  You may view it by clicking Here.Teen years are difficult and as parents we see their moods change often so we tend to think they'll grow out of it.  The American Academy of Pediatrics has published guidelines to help physicians to tackle mental health issues.  One in 5 teens will experience depression.  It often goes untreated and undiagnosed due to a lack of access to mental health providers.  It is difficult to talk to your pediatrician about emotional and be...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - March 8, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Healthy Habits Source Type: news

Book Review: Parenting the Addicted Teen
While parents play a critical role in a teen’s recovery from addiction, the cycle of addiction itself often disempowers the entire family in such a way that recovery and reconnection become almost impossible. In her new book, Parenting the Addicted Teen: A 5-Step Foundational Program, Barbara Krovitz-Neren contends that in reconnecting and learning to be present for their families, parents may hold the key to their teen’s recovery. “The lack of support for parents in the addiction and mental health field during, and even more so, after treatment astounds me,” writes Krovitz-Neren. When children with...
Source: Psych Central - March 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Addictions Book Reviews Children and Teens Family Parenting Self-Help Substance Abuse addiction in teens Parenting the Addicted Teen teenager addiction Source Type: news

Opioid Overdose Rates in America Are Still Increasing
Emergency room visits for suspected opioid overdoses increased by about 30% across the United States between June 2016 and September 2017, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The figures, included in the agency’s monthly Vital Signs report, suggest that the ravages of the opioid crisis, which claimed more than 42,000 lives in 2016, show few signs of letting up. “It does not respect state or county lines and is still increasing in every region in the United States,” Dr. Anne Schuchat, the acting director of the CDC, said in a statement. Some areas did see incre...
Source: TIME: Health - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime opioids Source Type: news

Employment services and substance abuse treatment - Sherba RT, Coxe KA, Gersper BE, Linley JV.
This qualitative study of over 800 participants focused on the employment experiences of consumers of substance abuse treatment programs to provide a better understanding of what employment services are offered and what needs treatment agencies have in the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Past trauma and future choices: differences in discounting in low-income, urban African Americans - van den Berk-Clark C, Myerson J, Green L, Grucza RA.
We examined the effect... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Manager winner: Priscilla McIntosh
McIntosh is CEO at the Morton Center, which since 1982 has provided outpatient professional counseling and therapy groups as well as prevention and education resources for those experiencing substance abuse and their families. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: By Shannon Clinton Source Type: news

Manager winner: Priscilla McIntosh
McIntosh is CEO at the Morton Center, which since 1982 has provided outpatient professional counseling and therapy groups as well as prevention and education resources for those experiencing substance abuse and their families. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: By Shannon Clinton Source Type: news

Cost-effectiveness analysis of the Parents under Pressure programme for methadone-maintained parents - Dalziel K, Dawe S, Harnett PH, Segal L.
Children living in families with parental substance abuse are at high risk of child maltreatment and associated adverse outcomes. A trial of methadone-maintained parents randomised to the Parents under Pressure (PuP) parenting programme reported significan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Recruiting the immune system to prevent relapse
(American Chemical Society) Substance abuse, particularly opioid abuse, is an ongoing issue in the US. While treatments such as drug counseling and a handful of medications to combat withdrawal symptoms and cravings exist, the fear and risk of relapsing is real. An article in Chemical& Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, describes how vaccines targeting drugs of abuse could prevent relapse. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

EMS10: Innovators in EMS Award Winners Announced at EMS Today 2018
The winners of this year’s EMS10: Innovators in EMS awards were announced Tuesday, Feb. 20, at an exclusive banquet, hosted as part of EMS Today 2018 in Charlotte, N.C. A panel of professional EMS colleagues and peers selected the distinguished winners, who each displayed initiative, creative thinking, action-orientation and a desire to positively impact EMS, patients and their communities. This year's winners are: Paul Banerjee, DO Medical Director, Polk County (Fla.) Fire Rescue Dr. Paul Banerjee is recognized for developing and teaching new life-saving resuscitation techniques for pediatric out-of-h...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - February 20, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sarah Ferguson, MA Tags: Administration and Leadership EMS Today Source Type: news

Perceptions of child protective services among pregnant or recently pregnant, opioid-using women in substance abuse treatment - Falletta L, Hamilton K, Fischbein R, Aultman J, Kinney B, Kenne D.
Pregnant, opioid-using women represent a challenge to healthcare providers attempting to engage them in prenatal and substance abuse services. Limited, primarily international research suggests that child welfare clients have mixed feelings about Child Pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Interdisciplinary issues at the intersection of assessing and treating substance use disorders and post traumatic stress disorder: clinical social work and clinical behavioral analysis with veterans - Matthieu MM, Wilson A, Casner RW.
Veterans and military personnel may be at higher risk for developing addictions due to increased prevalence rates of co-occurring mental health disorders including posttraumatic stress and substance abuse disorders. However, clinicians may feel unprepared ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

SAMHSA Publishes Guidance on Clinical Best Practices Using Medication-Assisted Treatment to Combat the Opioid Epidemic
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) published the Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 63,"Medications for Opioid Use Disorder", to serve as guidance for healthcare professionals treating patients with opioid use disorder using medication-assisted treatment. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - February 15, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Joint Meeting of the SAMHSA National Advisory Council (NAC), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) NAC, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) NAC, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) NAC, SAMHSA Advisory Committee for Women's Services, and SAMHSA Tribal Technical Advisory Committee
February 15, 2018 9:00am-12:45pm ET; Rockville, MD or via webcast. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Codependency: The Helping Problem
Codependency is a behavior, not a biological illness. It can, however, run in families. By perpetuating the same type of behavior through several generations, dysfunctional relationships can emerge. Codependency can often stem from taking care of a close friend or family member with a substance abuse or chronic mental health issue. While the impulse to take care of another may be a virtuous and helpful decision, it may also arise from a need to control. Codependency, or as some call it, “relationship addiction”, occurs when the care-taker needs to control his or her own anxiety through another person. There is...
Source: Psych Central - February 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rebecca Lee Tags: Abuse Addictions Codependence Narcissism Relationships & Love Self-Esteem Stress Caretaking Codependency Couples Dating love addiction Relationship Addiction Source Type: news

5 Ways Love Is Good for Your Health
If you’re in a relationship, Valentine’s Day may be one of the healthiest days of the year — despite the champagne and chocolate. That’s because love come with some solid health benefits, according to a growing body of scientific research. Dr. Helen Riess, director of the Empathy and Relational Science Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and author of the forthcoming book The Empathy Effect, told TIME how falling head over heels can help your health, both mentally and physically. Love makes you happy. When you first fall in love, dopamine, the feel-good brain chemical associated with reward, i...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

Out of the Shadows: Mental Health in Asia Pacific
Mental health has been a peripheral issue in emerging markets for a long time, despite the severe impact not only on those directly affected but also on families and carers, as well as on social cohesion and economic development.Fortunately, mental health is starting to get more attention but there is still a widespread tendency to stigmatize and discriminate against people suffering with a mental illness. They are often considered as dangerous and aggressive which in turn increases the social distance.Is there an opportunity for pharma to do more? In the first of a series of articles exploring mental health in emerging ma...
Source: EyeForPharma - February 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Substance Abuse Among Older Adults: Opioid Issues and Trends in Rural America
February 21, 2018 2:30-3:30pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Investigators highlight potential of exercise in addressing substance abuse in teens
(Case Western Reserve University) Exercise has numerous, well-documented health benefits. Could it also play a role in preventing and reducing substance misuse and abuse in adolescents? In a review article recently published in Birth Defects Research, researchers supply a rationale for the use of exercise, particularly assisted exercise, in the prevention and adjunctive treatment of substance-use disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Substance Abuse Treatment for Children and Adolescents
The purpose of this program is to enhance and expand comprehensive treatment, early intervention, and recovery support services for adolescents (ages 12-18), transitional aged youth (ages 16-25), and their families/primary caregivers with substance use disorders (SUD) and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

School-Based Health Center Capital (SBHCC) Program
Funding to increase access to mental health, substance abuse, and childhood obesity-related services in operational school-based health centers (SBHCs), by funding minor alteration/renovation (A/R) projects and/or purchase of moveable equipment, including telehealth equipment. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Clinical Guidance for Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women With Opioid Use Disorder and Their Infants
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 01/2018 This 165-page Clinical Guide provides comprehensive, national guidance for optimal management of pregnant and parenting women with opioid use disorder and their infants. It helps healthcare professionals and patients determine the most clinically appropriate action for a particular situation, and informs individualized treatment decisions. It provides 16 fact sheets for prenatal care, infant care, and maternal postnatal care. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Book Review: A Parent ’ s Guide to Teen Addiction
It’s true in this country that we do have a war on drugs. But for many parents, that war is waging in their own home with their own teenagers. According to Laurence Westreich, MD, who is an addiction expert, father, and author of A Parent’s Guide to Teen Addiction: Professional Advice on Signs, Symptoms, What to Say, and How to Help, defeating an enemy that is larger and more powerful than us will require unconventional tactics. The first step is to know who the enemy is. “Always remember that substance abuse – NOT your teenager – is the enemy,” writes Westreich. What teen...
Source: Psych Central - February 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Addictions Book Reviews Caregivers Children and Teens Family Parenting Self-Help Substance Abuse child addiction get help for addiction parenting guide Teen Addiction teenager addiction Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:'Denver Needs Medical Support'
[The Herald] The past weeks have seen one of our promising footballers, Denver Mukamba, being in the newspapers daily over his well-known disciplinary issues emanating from suspected substance abuse. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Handle a Child's Traumatic Stress
-- Childhood traumatic stress occurs when a violent or dangerous event overwhelms a child's or teen's ability to cope. The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration suggests how to help your child deal with traumatic... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Older former prisoners' pathways to sobriety - Wyse JJ.
This study explores how older age shapes processes of substance abuse cessation among male substance users recently released from prison. Semi-structured in-depth interviews and brief surveys were conducted with 15 men aged 49+, released from prison in a l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The case for considering rather than ignoring race/ethnicity in substance abuse research - Burlew AK.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Notice of Meeting
Notice from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announcing a meeting of the National Advisory Council (NAC) on February 16, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Eastern at SAMHSA's office in Rockville, Maryland. The meeting will include remarks from the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, updates from HHS's operating divisions, updates from the ex-officio members, and a council discussion. The meeting is open to the public and may be attended in person or via telephone. Pre-registration is requested. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 5, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Notice of Meeting
Notice from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announcing a combined meeting of the four National Advisory Councils and the two Advisory Committees. The meeting will include remarks from the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, updates from center and office directors, a presentation on the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee's (ISMICC) report to Congress, a presentation on SAMHSA's role in recent behavioral health responses to disasters, and a council discussion. Scheduled for February 15, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:25 p.m. Eastern, the mee...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 5, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Book Review: Being Ana
“What if I let go of it? What part of me will die?  Why can I not let go of it for anything? What part of me does this disorder define?  Who will I be without it? What will I be?  Where will I be?” These words are just a snippet of the thoughts captured in Shani Raviv’s journal, years into her anorexia. This journal entry captures the questions that readers may experience while reading her memoir. They also aptly depict the internal struggle that Raviv felt over the course of her illness. Raviv’s memoir, Being Ana: A Memoir of Anorexia Nervosa chronicles her journey into and out ...
Source: Psych Central - February 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Caroline Comeaux Lee Tags: Book Reviews Disorders Family Substance Abuse anorexia book anorexia nervosa book memoir about anorexia Source Type: news

Public Inspection: SAMHSA: Meetings: National Advisory Council
Pre-publication notice from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announcing a meeting of the National Advisory Council (NAC) on February 16, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Eastern at SAMHSA's office in Rockville, Maryland. The meeting will include remarks from the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, updates from HHS's operating divisions, updates from the ex-officio members, and a council discussion. The meeting is open to the public and may be attended in person or via telephone. Pre-registration is requested. Final publication in the Federal Register is scheduled ...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 2, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: SAMHSA: Meetings: National Advisory Council
Pre-publication notice from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announcing a combined meeting of the four National Advisory Councils and the two Advisory Committees. The meeting will include remarks from the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, updates from center and office directors, a presentation on the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee's (ISMICC) report to Congress, a presentation on SAMHSA's role in recent behavioral health responses to disasters, and a council discussion. Scheduled for February 15, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:25 p.m. ...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 2, 2018 Category: Rural 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 February 14, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Eastern at SAMHSA's main office in Rockville, Maryland. The meeting will include a discussion on assessing SAMHSA's current strategies related to women with beh avioral health needs who are either in the criminal justice system or experiencing homelessness. Additionally, the ACWS will be speaking with the Assistant Secretary of Mental Health and Substance Abuse regarding priorities and directions for behavioral health...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 1, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Anterograde amnesia and hippocampal lesions: is fentanyl the culprit?
Hippocampus (wikipedia.org) 3 out of 5 stars An Unusual Amnesic Syndrome Associated With Combined Fentanyl and Cocaine Use. Duru LB et al. Ann Intern Med 30 Jan 2018 [Epub ahead of print] Reference Last year we reviewed an MMWR report describing 14 cases of anterograde amnesia associated with substance abuse and bilateral ischemia of the hippocampi, as well as an additional paper giving somewhat more detailed clinical information on the initial four cases. This letter describes an additional case that occurred in West Virginia. A 30-year-old man with a history of heroin use was found at home to be difficult to ar...
Source: The Poison Review - January 31, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical cocaine fentanyl hippocampus hippocampus ischemia norfentanyl opiate opioid Source Type: news

Tanzania:Drug Addicts' Health Centre Underway
[Daily News] THE government is setting up a large-scale state-of-the-art occupational therapy centre to assist thousands of people who are struggling to recover from substance abuse in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

VA Health System Failing on Mental Health Care: Report
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 31, 2018 -- Many U.S. veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars aren't getting needed mental health treatment for conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression or substance abuse, a national panel of experts... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Gender differences in complex posttraumatic stress symptoms, and their relationship to mental health and substance abuse outcomes in incarcerated adults - Giarratano P, Ford JD, Nochajski TH.
Complex trauma (CT; for example, childhood abuse) has been associated with significant behavioral health problems (i.e., mental health and substance use disorders) and symptoms that are consistent with complex posttraumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD). CT is ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news