SAMHSA: Meeting of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services National Advisory Council
Notice from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of a Center for Mental Health Services National Advisory Council public meeting on February 20, 2020. Agenda items include updates from SAMHSA Centers Directors and discussion on Trauma Informed Care and Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 16, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Meeting of the the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Advisory Council
Announcement from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of a National Advisory Council (NAC) public meeting on January 28, 2020 to be held in person and via webinar. Agenda items include remarks from the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, updates from SAMHSA Centers Directors, and discussion on clinical trends and emergency issues. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 9, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Connecting up the care: supporting London's children exposed to domestic abuse, parental mental ill-health and parental substance abuse
This report from the London Assembly Health Committee examines three ACEs that commonly co-occur (domestic violence and abuse, parental mental ill-health, and parental alcohol and drug misuse) to assess how access to and support from services could be improved. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supporting London ’s children exposed to domestic abuse, parental mental ill-health and parental substance abuse
A report from the London Assembly Health Committee examines three ACEs that commonly occur together (domestic violence and abuse, parental mental ill-health, and parental alcohol and drug misuse) to assess how access to and support from services could be improved. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 8, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Decision-making deficits in adolescent boys with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): an experimental assessment of associated mechanisms - Dekkers TJ, Huizenga HM, Popma A, Bexkens A, Zadelaar JN, Jansen BRJ.
Adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) demonstrate increased levels of real-life risk-taking behavior like substance abuse and reckless behavior in traffic, which potentially originates in decision-making deficits. Using experimen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The effects of mental health and substance abuse/dependence disorders on prison misconduct among male inmates in Taiwan - Kuo SY.
This study examined the relative effects of mental illness, substance abuse/dependence, and co-occurring mental disorders and substance abuse/dependence (CODs) on prison misconduct among male inmates (N = 2,065) incarcerated in Taiwan's nine correct... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

California pharmacies rarely take back unused opioids
(Reuters Health) - Only 1 in 10 California pharmacies have programs to take back unused prescription opioids and just one in five give consumers accurate disposal information, according to a study that suggests drugstores could do more to help combat substance abuse. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Quickstats: Number of emergency department visits for substance abuse or dependence per 10,000 persons aged ≥18 years, by age group - United States, 2008-2009 and 2016-2017 -
The rate of ED visits with a primary diagnosis or primary complaint of substance abuse or dependence by patients aged 18 –34 years in the United States increased from 45.4 visits per 10,000 persons in 2008–2009 to 76.0 visits in 2016–2017 but rema... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

QuickStats: Number of Emergency Department Visits for Substance Abuse or Dependence per 10,000 Persons Aged ≥18 Years, by Age Group - United States, 2008-2009 and 2016-2017
This report describes the rate of emergency department visits with a primary diagnosis or primary complaint of substance abuse or dependence by patients aged 18-34 years and aged ≥35 years in the United States. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - December 19, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Data & Statistics Emergency Department Visits MMWR Morbidity Mortality Weekly Report Substance Use and Abuse Source Type: news

Tackling the Opioid Crisis: A Whole-of-Government Approach
Source: U.S. Senate, Committee on the Judiciary. Published: 12/17/2019. This two-hour, 33-minute Congressional hearing discusses the opioid crisis and the challenging illicit drug environment in the United States, from the view of a whole-of-government approach. Witnesses detail their work at the Justice Department, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, which is addressing the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department's five-point Opioid Strategy that provides the overarching framework to leverage the expertise and resources of HHS agencies in a strategic and coordinated m...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Interrelationships between post-TBI employment and substance abuse: a cross-lagged structural equation modeling analysis - Awan N, DiSanto D, Juengst SB, Kumar RG, Bertisch H, Niemeier J, Fann JR, Sperry J, Wagner AK.
OBJECTIVE: To describe the interrelationship of post-injury employment and substance abuse (SA) among individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI). DESIGN: Structural equation model (SEM) and logistic regression analytic approach using a merged da... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

State panel grapples with physician mental health
A state licensing board continues to grapple with how best to address mental-health issues and substance abuse among medical students and physicians across Florida. A Florida Board of Medicine subcommittee last week agreed to reduce a look-back period for mental health and substance abuse on a licensure application from five years to two years. But a day later, the full Board of Medicine raised concerns that it could put the public’s health at risk. “The main concern I have is this undermines… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 10, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Christine Sexton Source Type: news

Co-addiction of meth and opioids hinders treatment
(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) A study published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment found that methamphetamine use was associated with more than twice the risk for dropping out of treatment for opioid-use disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Telepsychiatry in an Alaska Native Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program - Legha RK, Moore L, Ling R, Novins D, Shore J.
Introduction:  Alaska Native communities experience high rates of alcohol and substance abuse and face challenges accessing quality, culturally appropriate treatment. Telepsychiatry could hel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Substance abuse in adolescents before admission to Peruvian juvenile detention centers: results from a national census in Peru, 2016 - Vargas-Fern ández R, Rojas-Roque C, Santero M, Runzer-Colmenares FM, Figueroa W.
OBJECTIVEs To estimate the prevalence of drug use before admission to juvenile detention centers (JDC) in Peru and determine individual, family and social influences on behavior. METHODS A cross-sectional analysis was performed using data from the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Chronic opioid treatment may raise risk of post-traumatic stress disorder, study finds
While opioids are often prescribed to treat people with trauma-related pain, a new UCLA-led study suggests doctors should use caution before prescribing the drug to those they believe may experience severe stress in the future, in order to reduce the risk the patient will develop PTSD.In the study, researchers administered doses of the opioid morphine to a group of 22 mice for one week, then gave the mice relatively strong foot shocks. After the morphine wore off, the mice were given mild electric foot shocks. These mice showed a substantially longer “freezing response” than a second, control group of 24 mice t...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 3, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Health Affairs Releases Issue on Rural Health
The December 2019 issue of Health Affairs features articles focusing on different aspects of rural health, including topics like substance abuse, palliative care, access to care, workforce, mortality disparities, and more. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - December 3, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Affordable treatment for mental illness and substance abuse gets harder to find
Patients are more likely to resort to out-of-network providers. Insurance firms also reimburse behavioral health providers at lower rates. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jenny Gold Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality is seeking comment on a proposed revision to the National Mental Health Services Survey, which is set to expire on January 31, 2020. The survey provides data on the number and characteristics of mental health treatment facilities and people in treatment in the United States. Comments are due by December 30, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 29, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Notice from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) seeking comment on methodological field tests for the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). These tests are used to test the reliability and validity of survey questions and to assess the impact of new sampling techniques on respondent behavior and reporting, among other things. Comments are due January 27, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 26, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Survivors of Disasters Resource Portal
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Published: 11/26/2019. This web page provides information about possible reactions to disasters, as well as resources for survivors to prepare for, and cope with disasters or traumatic events. It provides links to the web page for Recovering From Disasters, and the Disaster Distress Helpline. Other topics include Disaster Reactions, Disaster Technical Assistance Center (DTAC) Tip Sheets, Disaster-Specific Resource Collections, Other Helpful Resources, and DTAC Bulletins and Newsletters. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Med...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Intimacy Without Intoxication: Is Sober Sex Better?
The sun is streaming through the curtains of a room that you have never seen before. You squint and rub your bloodshot eyes, as your hand reaches out to feel the prone body of the snoring person who a few hours earlier was a stranger. You notice your own naked body and wonder how the two of you spent the interceding time. You look at the floor next to the bed and see your clothes, strewn across the carpet, wine bottles and glasses, a few joints, and a line of cocaine on the dresser across the room. You slide out of bed, gather your belongings, hightail it to the bathroom and quickly get yourself street ready. Wondering ho...
Source: Psych Central - November 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Addictions Sexuality Substance Abuse Drug Abuse Rape Sexual Assault Sober Support Sobriety Trauma Source Type: news

Two-Thirds of Child Abuse Survivors Do Well as Adults
FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2019 -- Two in three survivors of childhood sexual abuse have good mental health, but a new study suggests that social isolation, chronic pain, substance abuse and depression can hinder recovery. Researchers looked at 651 Canadian... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Utah's Rehab Deserts: Despite Crises, Drug Treatment Options Decline in Rural Counties
Covers the 'rehab deserts' in southern Utah and describes that even though substance abuse is on the rise, the number of treatment centers remains insufficient. Discusses how capital funding, stigma, and the cost of care are barriers to those seeking substance use treatment. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - November 21, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Exploring substance use and mental health for minority transgender youth: implications for advanced practice nurses - Raynor PA, Nation A, Outlaw F.
BACKGROUND: Transgender youth, particularly if they are transgender female and of a minority racial or ethnic group (i.e., minority transgender youth [MTY]), are known to have higher incidence of new HIV infections, substance abuse, and suicidality when co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Psychoactive substance abuse in adolescence and social work in the school: a point a view from professionals and students in Castelo Branco, Portugal - Real D, Vieira R.
This paper explores the relevance of preventive social work-focused programs implemented in schools in order to reduce psychoactive substance abuse by adolescents. The research was implemented in the city-district school of Castelo Branco, a Portuguese cen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2019 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 virtual public meeting of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) to be held on December 10, 2019. Agenda items include information on federal efforts related to serious mental illness (SMI) and serious emotional disturbance (SED), including updates on the following focus areas: Data, Access and Engagement, Treatment and Recovery, Justice, and Finance; and discussion on Pediatric Behavioral Health Federal Work. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 19, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Substance abuse-related admissions in a mixed Norwegian intensive care population - Tollisen KH, Bjerva M, Hadley CL, Dahl GT, H ögvall LM, Sandvik L, Heyerdahl F, Jacobsen D.
BACKGROUND: Alcohol and drug abuse are potentially modifiable risk factors for critical illness. The aims of this study were to describe patients with substance abuse-related admissions (abbreviated SARA) in a mixed intensive care (ICU) population in Oslo,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Gendered syndemic of intimate partner violence, alcohol misuse, and HIV risk among peri-urban, heterosexual men in South Africa - Hatcher AM, Gibbs A, McBride RS, Rebombo D, Khumalo M, Christofides NJ.
Men whose sexual behaviors place them at risk of HIV often exhibit a "cluster" of behaviors, including alcohol misuse and violence against women. Called the "Substance Abuse, Violence and AIDS (SAVA) syndemic," this intersecting set of issues is poorly und... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Influence of drugs on prison suicide - a retrospective case study - Voulgaris A, Hartwig S, Konrad N, Opitz-Welke A.
The prevalence of mental disorders and comorbidity with substance abuse and personality disorders is high in prisoners. Furthermore, drug abuse in prison is a widespread problem throughout prisons around the world. In this retrospective study, we analyzed ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Lack of transportation leaves millions in need of substance abuse treatment on the sidelines
However, new technologies can help providers and plans better coordinate access to care. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Notice of Subcommittee Meetings for the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC)
Announcement of virtual public subcommittee meetings of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) to be held throughout the day on December 4, 2019. The five subcommittee focus areas include treatment and recovery, data, justice, access and engagement, and finance. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 13, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Teacher recognition, concern, and referral of children's internalizing and externalizing behavior problems - Splett JW, Garzona M, Gibson N, Wojtalewicz D, Raborn A, Reinke WM.
Identifying youth with mental health concerns and connecting them to effective intervention is important because poor mental health is related to lower educational achievements, substance abuse, violence, compromised health, and reduced life satisfaction. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Interpersonal trauma exposure, trauma symptoms, and severity of substance use disorder among youth entering outpatient substance abuse treatment - Cole J, Sprang G, Silman M.
A substantial body of literature has found associations between interpersonal victimization, trauma symptoms, and substance use disorders (SUD) among adolescents. Secondary data analysis was conducted on structured interview data collected by treatment pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pre-Existing Condition Exclusion Bars LTD Benefits For Drug Dependence
ATLANTA - A disability insurer's denial of a long-term disability claim for substance abuse was not arbitrary and capricious because the medical evidence supports the insurer's finding that the pre-existing condition exclusion applied as a bar to benefits, the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said Nov. 7 (Anthony J. Ferrizzi v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co., No. 18-11803, 11th Cir., 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 33350). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - November 12, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disaster Distress Helpline
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Published: 11/11/2019. This resource, updated in November 2019, provides information about the Disaster Distress Helpline, which provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. Counselors provide information on how to recognize distress and its effects on individuals and families; tips for healthy coping; and referrals to local crisis call centers for additional follow-up care and support. The Helpline also answers calls and texts related to infecti...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

These workers are the most likely to use opioids
New research offers clues about which jobs are most likely to lead to substance abuse problems (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Strong Link Found Between Substance Abuse and Psychosis
[Daily Maverick] Eastern Cape research aims to build a case for a better mental health treatment model in the province. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

White House Launches Website to Help Those Battling Substance Abuse
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 -- A new website to help Americans with substance abuse problems find treatment was activated Wednesday by the Trump administration. Officials said FindTreatment.gov will enable the tens of millions of Americans with... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

White House launches website aimed at addiction treatment
Trump administration unveils website meant to help millions of Americans with substance abuse issues learn about and locate treatment options (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Oct. 30, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: White House Launches New Website to Help Those Battling Substance Abuse A new website to help Americans with substance abuse problems find... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Suicide Is Preventable. Hospitals and Doctors Are Finally Catching Up
The suicidal thoughts started when Kristina Mossgraber was 17. A loud voice in her head told her that she was a bad person, a failure, better off dead. She cut herself in secret and told no one about the thoughts slamming around her brain, except her pediatrician, who dismissed them as normal teen angst. But her suicidal thoughts and behaviors didn’t stop. “I was so good at hiding it and kind of normalizing it.” She remembers thinking, “I just need to keep these to myself.” She did, all through her 20s and early 30s, until one September day in 2014 she drove three hours from her home in Roches...
Source: TIME: Health - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized Suicide Source Type: news

Assessing the variation of measurement of family structure in studies of adolescent risk behaviors: a systematic review - Senkowski V, Bhochhibhoya S, Bernard R, Zingg T, Maness SB.
Family structure is associated with many youth risk behaviors, such as sexual risk taking, substance abuse, and delinquency. These risk behaviors may result in increased negative health outcomes that impede the success of youth. However, family structure i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Caregivers Usually OK With Teens Answering Sensitive Health-Screening Questions Caregivers Usually OK With Teens Answering Sensitive Health-Screening Questions
Most caregivers are comfortable allowing adolescents to independently complete electronic screening tools that address sensitive topics like sex and substance abuse, new findings show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Malawi: Youth Movement for Mental Health Awareness Launched
[Nyasa Times] Students at Cherub Private School in Lilongwe were on Thursday, 10th October encouraged and informed on ways to deal with depression, anxiety as well as understand the effects of drug and substance abuse through an event dubbed "The Youth Movement for Mental Health Awareness" (TYMMHA). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Study confirms serious health problems, high trauma rates among unsheltered people in U.S.
A  report released today finds that physical and mental health care needs as well as abuse and traumatic experiences are major contributing factors to a loss of housing for unsheltered people, especially unsheltered women. A research team at the California Policy Lab analyzed survey responses from more than 64,000 single adults ages 25 and older who were experiencing sheltered or unsheltered homelessness in 15 states across the U.S. from 2015 through 2017.It is estimated that more than half a million people are homeless on a given night in the United States, nearly 200,000 of whom are unsheltered — sleeping...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 7, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

ADHD is associated with a widespread pattern of risky behavior across activity domains - Shoham R, Sonuga-Barke E, Yaniv I, Pollak Y.
This study tests whether ADHD is associated with a pervasive tendency to engage in risky behav... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Can Grindr Screen Time Be Used To Reduce HIV Risk?
An interesting new study from the University of California San Diego (UCSD) reported at #IDWeek2019 today used “on-screen” time with Grindr to correlate with risky sexual behavior and substance abuse. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone, Contributor Source Type: news

Dayton startup aids local opioid epidemic recovery with mobile app
A startup is doing its part in aiding relief efforts for the local opioid epidemic through its new mobile app. Recover Amped (RA) is finalizing the development of a mobile app designed to help consumers find immediate treatment options for alcohol and substance abuse disorders. The app, along with its website, offers a number of recovery services benefitting a wide spectrum of users, including people searc hing for treatment, those on the road to recovery, and family and friends. “So many people… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 4, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Kyle Source Type: news

It's not just opioids: What doctors want you to know about benzos
There's no understating the extent of America's opioid crisis. In 2017, the same year it became a public health emergency, an estimated 1.7 million people in the US had substance abuse disorders related to prescription opioids. And this year, the National Safety Council found that the odds of dying from an accidental opioid overdose are greater than those of dying in a car crash. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news