Just 10 Cigarettes During Pregnancy Can Harm Kids
Teens whose mothers smoked may have issues with thinking skills, study showsSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Pregnancy, Pregnancy and Substance Abuse, Smoking (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heroin: Now The Leading Cause Of Death In Americans Under 50
The Unites States of America is facing the worst health care crisis of our nation’s history. Over the past two-year period, more Americans died of opiate addiction than died in the entire Vietnam War. Drug overdoses now cause more deaths than gun violence and car crashes. In fact, accidental opioid overdoses are responsible for more deaths in 2015 than HIV/AIDS did at the height of the epidemic in 1995. However, the AIDS epidemic can be the blueprint for the United States approach to the opioid epidemic. Once America became mobilized against AIDS, Congress orchestrated intensive efforts devoted to training and ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to revise certain portions of the Notification of Intent to Use Schedule III, IV, or V Opioid Drugs for the Maintenance and Detoxification Treatment of Opiate Addiction by a "Qualifying Other Practitioner." The revisions help clarify existing language and eliminate confusion. Comments regarding the proposed information collection must be submitted by July 6, 2017. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - June 6, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Hawaii receives $3M federal grant for substance abuse, mental health treatment
The Hawaii State Department of Health ’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division has received a $3 million federal grant to provide funding over four years for the treatment of adolescents with substance abuse and mental health issues. The grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of U.S. Department of Health a nd Human Services is designed to facilitate the collaboration between stakeholders in Hawaii, which serve adolescents, enhance and expand treatment services, the state… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 6, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: HJ Mai Source Type: news

Hawaii receives $3M federal grant for substance abuse, mental health treatment
The Hawaii State Department of Health ’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division has received a $3 million federal grant to provide funding over four years for the treatment of adolescents with substance abuse and mental health issues. The grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of U.S. Department of Health a nd Human Services is designed to facilitate the collaboration between stakeholders in Hawaii, which serve adolescents, enhance and expand treatment services, the state… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: HJ Mai Source Type: news

Social anxiety and Internet socialization in Indian undergraduate students: an exploratory study - Honnekeri BS, Goel A, Umate M, Shah N, De Sousa A.
BACKGROUND: Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) is a globally prevalent, chronic, debilitating psychiatric disorder affecting youth. With comorbidities including major depression, substance abuse, lower educational and work attainment, and increased suicide risk... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Depression Or Anxiety Keeping You From Quitting Tobacco? Here's How To Break The Pattern
If you want to live free of tobacco but struggle with depression, anxiety, or both, you may feel like quitting just isn’t an option. There’s no way you can deal with it all, right? It’s time to dispel that myth. With the right plan – one that takes your personal needs into account – you can regain control of your health, body and mind. A heavy burden According to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in four American adults is dealing with a mental illness or battling substance abuse, which are known as behavioral health concerns. Behavioral health challenges...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Care Reform And Women: A Comparison Of The ACA And The AHCA
By Susan Blumenthal, M.D. and Alexandrea Adams The recent commemoration of National Women’s Health Week provided an important time to mark the progress that has been made in advancing women’s health over the past two decades and to highlight what more needs to be done to achieve women’s health equity in America. Historically, women have experienced discrimination in health care despite making 80 percent of health care decisions for their families, using more medical services than men, and suffering greater disability from chronic disease. Before the mid 1990’s, women were often excluded as subjects ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A critical opportunity to prevent prescription drug abuse
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb recently cited addressing the opioid crisis as his highest priority. As someone who has spent the bulk of my career focused on issues related to substance abuse, including more than 10 years with PhRMA and prior to that almost 8 years in the White House Drug Policy Office, I am heartened to see the FDA commit to helping solving this problem. The abuse of prescription opioids, counterfeit opioids and heroin has resulted in a deepening public health crisis. This has impacted individuals and their loved ones, our first responders who are on the front lines an...
Source: The Catalyst - June 2, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anne McDonald Pritchett, PhD Tags: FDA Prescription Drug Safety Policy Solutions Medication Adherence Source Type: news

BioCorRx partners with virtual reality center for naltrexone implant study
BioCorRx (OTC:BICX) said today that it partnered with the Virtual Reality Medical Center to conduct a study on the company’s long-lasting naltrexone implant. BioCorRx’s recovery program consists of a long-lasting implant that delivers an opioid antagonist, naltrexone, which reduces physical cravings for alcohol and opioids. The recovery service also has a counseling program specifically designed to treat alcohol and substance abuse addictions in people receiving long-term naltrexone therapy. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post BioCorRx partners with virtual reality cente...
Source: Mass Device - June 1, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Implants Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat BioCorRx Source Type: news

Beyond face-to-face individual counseling: a systematic review on alternative modes of motivational interviewing in substance abuse treatment and prevention - Jiang S, Wu L, Gao X.
OBJECTIVES: This systematic review aimed to synthesize the evidence on the effectiveness of motivational interviewing (MI), delivered in modes other than face-to-face individual counseling, in preventing and treating substance abuse related behaviors. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Outrage Of The Month: House Passage Of Trumpcare
On May 4, in what would more appropriately be called the Outrage of the Decade, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives — spurred on by President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas Price — passed the morally bankrupt legislation known as the American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA). This bill, which narrowly passed by a vote of 217 to 213, would have devastating — and, in some cases, fatal — consequences for millions of vulnerable Americans who would be thrown off the health insurance rolls, while at the same time rewarding corporat...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Single Drug Could One Day Treat Pain, Memory Loss And Nicotine Addiction
Pain, memory problems and nicotine addiction are formidable problems that have quite different consequences. But in terms of what’s happening in the brain that causes people to suffer from each, they share a close connection. And now scientists say one drug might be able to help people with all three of these problems. Estimates suggest 2 million people in the U.S. suffered from an opioid abuse disorder in 2015 (the most recent year with data available), about 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease and more than 36 million Americans are currently cigarette smokers (more than half of w...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Single Drug Could One Day Treat Pain, Memory Loss And Nicotine Addiction
Pain, memory problems and nicotine addiction are formidable problems that have quite different consequences. But in terms of what’s happening in the brain that causes people to suffer from each, they share a close connection. And now scientists say one drug might be able to help people with all three of these problems. Estimates suggest 2 million people in the U.S. suffered from an opioid abuse disorder in 2015 (the most recent year with data available), about 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease and more than 36 million Americans are currently cigarette smokers (more than half of w...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 31, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hollywood Is Stepping Up To Change The Stigma Around Men And Therapy
While many public figures have worked to make mental health a less taboo topic, famous men in particular seem to be speaking out now more than ever. In a very recent example, Peter Kraus, a contestant on The Bachelorette, started an open, honest conversation about going to therapy on his date with bachelorette Rachel Lindsay.  “I saw a relationship therapist, and it actually helped me a lot, and I think it’s helping me a lot now to be more calm in my thoughts,” he said. function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_P...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young adult substance abuse down 42 percent among PROSPER program participants
(Penn State) Children who participated in the PROSPER (PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience) program over seven years ago showed lower rates of substance abuse after high school graduation, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Pennsylvania State and Iowa State Universities and published in a recent issue of Psychological Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A cluster-randomised controlled trial evaluating the effects of delaying onset of adolescent substance abuse on cognitive development and addiction following a selective, personality-targeted intervention program: the Co-Venture trial - O'Leary-Barrett M, Masse B, Pihl R, Stewart S, Seguin JR, Conrod P.
AIMS: Substance use and binge drinking during early adolescence are associated with neurocognitive abnormalities, mental health problems and an increased risk for future addiction. The trial aims to evaluate the protective effects of an evidence-based subs... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Elder mistreatment perpetrators with substance abuse and/or mental health conditions: results from the National Elder Mistreatment Study - Labrum T, Solomon PL.
A large portion of persons who commit elder mistreatment have long been known to have indicators of substance abuse and/or mental health conditions (SAMHC). However, few studies have specifically examined elder mistreatment by persons with SAMHC, preventin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

2 Sisters Try To Tackle Drug Use At A Montana Indian Reservation
Highlights community efforts to create peer recovery groups to help combat addiction on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation in Montana. Dependence on methamphetamine and other psychostimulants has more than tripled in Montana and Wyoming from 2011 to 2015, creating a high demand for substance abuse programs. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - May 27, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

The Candid, Honest Reasons These Women Called Off Their Engagements
K.J., a single mom, had been in a relationship with Ben for three years before deciding that enough was enough: He didn’t seem to want to move in together, let alone get married. “With a broken heart, I went to break it off with him, and in a panic, he asked me to marry him,” she told HuffPost. “Our engagement was more stressful than ecstatic.”  In the end, the engagement didn’t pan out. But she’s not alone; many women and men call off relationships with people they they seriously considered marrying.  A common reason is fear of commitment, according to Elisabeth LaM...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Federal Government-wide Effort Underway to Better Address Serious Mental Illness
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced the formation of the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC), an interagency initiative to address serious mental illness created under the 21st Century Cures Act. The ISMICC aims to foster coordination of federal agencies' efforts related to serious mental illness. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - May 25, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Trump ’ s Pick for Mental Health ‘ Czar ’ Highlights Rift
Elinore F. McCance-Katz has promoted drug and hospital treatment as paths to wellness, leaving some who emphasize community and family support skeptical. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY and SHERI FINK Tags: McCance-Katz, Elinore F. Appointments and Executive Changes Health and Human Services Department Mental Health and Disorders Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Alliance on Mental Illness Source Type: news

Exclusive: Xenia nonprofit plans first Montgomery County office
A Xenia-based mental health and substance abuse treatment service is planning to open its first office in Montgomery County. TCN Behavioral Health Services leased 14,000 square feet at a Kettering office building, which should open Sept. 1. as the nonprofit's fourth office. Lori Strobl, vice president of human resources and legal services, said about 12 percent of TCN's clients are already in Montgomery County and the new facility will help them meet their clients where they are at, as well as… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Kaitlin Schroeder Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Call for Nominations for the Non-Federal Members of the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is seeking nominations for the non-federal members of the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC), which was created as part of the recently enacted 21st Century Cures Act. ISMICC will coordinate federal efforts related to serious mental illness and provide recommendations to Congress and other relevant federal agencies. At least one member of ISMICC must be a mental health professional with clinical or research experience working with medically underserved populations. Nominations are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on June 2...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 24, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse in Rural Communities
This webinar from May 2017 provides an overview of a toolkit (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - May 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wisconsin Increases Efforts to Help Young People Battling Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has announced a new investment to support young people battling addiction and mental health disorders. The Division of Care and Treatment Services (DCTS) applied for, and received, the federal grant to improve treatment for adolescents and youth with substance use disorders and/or mental health disorders. The grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides $760,000 in annual funding for four years starting...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - May 22, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

One Big Reason '13 Reasons Why' Is Failing Our Teens
There’s nothing easy about being a teen. From peer pressure to parental expectations to body shaming and insecurity, there are countless reasons why teens can get down, frustrated and even desperate at times. If it’s been a while since you’ve been a teen, this might seem like new ground to you. But many parents are getting a crash course in teendom thanks to the new Netflix series “13 Reasons Why.” In the show, Hannah Baker is a 17-year-old high school student that completes suicide. She leaves behind recordings detailing the 13 reasons (which are actually people) responsible for her death. Th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychological flexibility mitigates effects of PTSD symptoms and negative urgency on aggressive behavior in trauma-exposed veterans - Dutra SJ, Sadeh N.
Recent literature suggests that posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms can interact with personality factors to predict externalizing behaviors. Engagement in externalizing behaviors such as substance abuse and aggressive behavior may, in turn, incr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

SAMHSA Is Accepting Applications for up to $39.5 Million in Grants to Prevent Suicide
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for up to $700,000 per year for five years for the implementation of suicide prevention and intervention programs for people 25 and older. SAMHSA expects to fund 13 grantees through this Cooperative Agreements to Implement Zero Suicide in Health Systems program. The Zero Suicide model, which would be implemented throughout the grantee's health system, is a comprehensive, multi-setting approach designed to raise awareness, establish referral processes, and improve care and outcomes for people who are at risk of suicide. (Source:...
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - May 19, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Failure to get into substance abuse treatment - Fisher DG, Reynolds GL, D'Anna LH, Hosmer DW, Hardan-Khalil K.
Among substance abusers in the US, the discrepancy in the number who access substance abuse treatment and the number who need treatment is sizable. This results in a major public health problem of access to treatment. The purpose of this study was to exami... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The moderating role of resiliency on the negative effects of childhood abuse for adolescent girls involved in child welfare - Tlapek SM, Auslander W, Edmond T, Gerke D, Voth Schrag R, Threlfall J.
Child abuse is associated with a number of negative psychosocial outcomes, including mental health problems, substance abuse, and interpersonal violence. Yet some children thrive or "adapt well" despite experiencing abuse; researchers are increasingly inte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Gender differences in emotion-mediated pathways from childhood sexual abuse to problem drinking in adolescents in the child welfare system - Hudson A, Wekerle C, Goldstein AL, Ellenbogen S, Waechter R, Thompson K, Stewart SH.
It is well-established that childhood sexual abuse (CSA) increases risk for later substance abuse. However, less is known about the mechanisms by which CSA increases risk of substance abuse, including problem drinking. Research points to negative emotions ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

My Anxiety Is Not Your Damsel In Distress
Among the media’s attempts to open the discussion of mental health, there’s another, arguably more dangerous, movement growing in tandem. Love as a treatment for mental health goes way, way back, to Oscar winners like “Silence of the Lambs” and cult classics like “Wristcutters: A Love Story.” Diseases have been Hollywood’s “IT” girl of themes for a while now, but as someone with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), my mental health — and that of others — isn’t a plot line or object of interest. It can be an emotional experience, yes, but it’s als...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Changes in the medical management of patients on opioid analgesics following a diagnosis of substance abuse - Paulozzi LJ, Zhou C, Jones CM, Xu L, Florence CS.
PURPOSE When providers recognize that patients are abusing prescription drugs, review of the drugs they are prescribed and attempts to treat the substance use disorder are warranted. However, little is known about whether prescribing patterns change fol... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Troops with PTSD, other conditions discharged for misconduct
Thousands of US service members with serious health conditions such as PTSD, traumatic brain injury, mental health disorders or substance abuse have been discharged for misconduct in recent years, a new government watchdog report found. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Troops with PTSD, other conditions, discharged for misconduct
Thousands of US service members with serious health conditions such as PTSD, traumatic brain injury, mental health disorders or substance abuse have been discharged for misconduct in recent years, a new government watchdog report found. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Netsmart lands deal to deliver EHR to national behavioral health provider
Netsmart will create an integrated electronic health record system for Compass Health Network, one of the nation's largest behavioral health providers, the company announced Wednesday. Compass Health Network, a nonprofit based in Clinton, Mo., employs more than 2,500 at 60 locations. In the Kansas City area, it serves patients through Pathways Community Health, which provides family medicine, dental, mental health and substance abuse services. "They’re very well wired into th e broader health… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Will This Substance-Abuse Patient Relapse? Ask IBM's Watson Will This Substance-Abuse Patient Relapse? Ask IBM's Watson
A population health management company will use the supercomputer's artificial intelligence to spot patients at high risk for abusing again and set the stage for intervention.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

IBM Watson Health and MAP Health Management Partner to Curb Incidence of Substance Abuse Relapse in the United States
MAP Health Management and IBM (NYSE: IBM) Watson Health have announced a partnership that aims to address the pervasive problem of relapse among Americans suffering from Substance Use Disorder, a chronic disease. MAP will integrate Watson cognitive technologies into the MAP Recovery Network Platform to enhance the platform's existing capabilities around patient risk models. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured IBM Healthcare Business and Industry Source Type: news

MAP Health Management partners with IBM Watson to bring cognitive computing to substance abuse treatment
Austin, Texas-based MAP Health Management, which works with a variety of healthcare stakeholders to offer a remote patient monitoring and engagement platform focused on addiction treatment, is bringing cognitive computing into their toolset through a new partnership with IBM Watson Health. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Decisions in Recovery: Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
A new toolkit is available from the department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), for consumers who want information about the role of medications in treating opioid use disorder. The included materials can also be useful to anyone providing treatment, health care, or recovery support services as a patient education resource. Decisions in Recovery: Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder is a decision support tool that offers information on medication-assisted treatment and recovery options, including: Video Library – groups of videos tailored to specif...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - May 16, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Source Type: news

A GOP Health Care Plan May Ruin Our Best Chance At Ending HIV And AIDS
Before the pharmacist retrieves my prescription, she leans in and whispers: “Just so you know, it’s $1,300.” This happens almost every time, so I already have at the ready my coupon card from the drug’s manufacturer. The card provides me with $3,600 in co-pays, or about three months worth of medicine, but now I’ve run out. I’m only on the hook for $80, after which I’ll hit my $7,150 health insurance deductible for the year. Then, until January, each monthly prescription will be free for me. I swipe my credit card. Between the manufacturer-provided discounts and my private health i...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid Addiction Resources from the National Library of Medicine and Connected Sites
Drug and Addiction Information and Tools for Patrons and Healthcare Providers Opioid Abuse and Addiction – Contains links to the following Current News, Diagnosis and Tests, Prevention and Risk Factors, Treatments and Therapies, Clinical Trials, Journal Articles, Find an Expert, Statistics, and Research, NIH MedlinePlus Magazines MedlinePlus links to health information from the National Institutes of Health and other federal government agencies. MedlinePlus also links to health information from non-government Web sites. See MedlinePlus.gov disclaimer and quality guidelines National Library of Medicine Drug Informatio...
Source: The Cornflower - May 16, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Resource Sharing opioid epidemic opioid resources Source Type: news

The 'Accidental President' And The Heroin Epidemic
Mr. President, what in God’s name are you doing? Your Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, has turned the clock back in our country almost 35 years. Our nation’s heroin epidemic is a health crisis and will never be solved with a lock-’em-up-and-throw-away-the-key solution. Despite all intelligent research leading to a mandate conclusion that incarceration will not ever diminish drug addiction and the radical negative effects it has on our economy, “My Favorite Martian,” Jeff Sessions, has just ordered federal prosecutors to chase far harsher sentences against drug-addict-criminals. Mr. Trump, who ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Signs You May Be at Your Tipping Point
Anger, rage, bitterness, thoughts of revenge, disappointment and hopelessness are self-destructive traits that can precipitate a downward spiral. Healthy individuals know how to recognize and anticipate when things are about to get out of control. This is a learning process, one that each of us can master. Knowing the signs that you’re approaching your tipping point is the first step. You blow up easily. When anger isn’t dealt with, it tends to erupt. The angrier you are and the more you try to ignore it, the more likely you are to explode in a hotly-emotional tirade. This can be words and/or actions. If you&...
Source: Psych Central - May 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Addictions Anger Anxiety Depression Personality Self-Help Suicide Anger Management Angry Outbursts Irritability Irritable Mood Swings Self Destruction Substance Abuse Suicidal Thoughts Source Type: news

Climate Change a Major Mental Health Threat, Experts Warn Climate Change a Major Mental Health Threat, Experts Warn
Experts are sounding the alarm about the substantial impact of climate change on mental health, which may include the development of disorders such as anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Climate Change a Major Mental Health Threat, Experts Warns Climate Change a Major Mental Health Threat, Experts Warns
Experts are sounding the alarm about the substantial impact of climate change on mental health, which may include the development of disorders such as anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Climate Change a Disaster for Mental Health, Experts Warn Climate Change a Disaster for Mental Health, Experts Warn
Experts are sounding the alarm about the substantial impact of climate change on mental health, which may include the development of disorders such as anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 12, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Corrigendum to: Sex disparities in substance abuse research: evaluating 23 years of structural neuroimaging studies [Drug Alcohol Depend. 173 (2017) 92-98] - Lind KE, Gutierrez EJ, Yamamoto DJ, Regner MF, McKee SA, Tanabe J.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The Mental Health Conversation We're Not Having Around Police Violence
On April 29, an unarmed black teenager named Jordan Edwards was shot to death by Texas police officer Roy Oliver. The Balch Springs police officer was responding to neighborhood reports citing “rowdy drinking teenagers,” however, no sign of alcohol or guns were found at the scene of his death. Edwards, only 15 years old and in high school, was leaving a house party when the officer shot him. He died at the hospital. Oliver was fired from the police department after his original report that a car of teenagers aggressively reversed in his direction proved to be false. In response to the public outcry for the offi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news