President Donald J. Trump Has Dedicated His Administration to Fighting Back Against the Opioid Crisis
Statement from President Trump detailing his efforts to end the opioid epidemic, including those targeted at stopping illicit drug suppliers, preventing prescription opioid abuse, and expanding access to substance abuse treatment services. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 5, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Trump Administration Announces $1.8 Billion in Funding to States to Continue Combating Opioid Crisis
Announcement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that more than $1.8 billion has been awarded to states to combat the opioid epidemic through programs under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 4, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

What is the Dosing of CBD Oil?
Discussion Cannabis sativa makes small fruits which are usually named “seeds” although they are not technically a seed. Hemp oil is derived from the hemp seeds by cold-pressing or other means of macerating or squashing the seeds. Cold pressed oil is high in polyunsaturated fatty acids including various omega-3 and linolenic acids and antioxidants. It is used by some people for its nutritional value and “[a]ccording to an old legend, Buddha (Prince Siddharta Gautama) founder of Buddism, was able to survive eating only one hemp seed each day for six years.” The seeds themselves do not contain any psyc...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 2, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Lesser-known benefits of EAP employees should know
Many employees consider their employee assistance program (EAP) as a go-to resource for behavioral health, substance abuse or family and relationship issues. But an EAP can be so much more. Offering employees a full scope of EAP benefits — including those that address work-life balance issues — can make good financial sense for business owners. A comprehensive EAP can help employees and family members manage a wider range of problems that otherwise could negatively impact work pe rformance.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Advocate Aurora Health Source Type: news

Lesser-known benefits of EAP employees should know
Many employees consider their employee assistance program (EAP) as a go-to resource for behavioral health, substance abuse or family and relationship issues. But an EAP can be so much more. Offering employees a full scope of EAP benefits — including those that address work-life balance issues — can make good financial sense for business owners. A comprehensive EAP can help employees and family members manage a wider range of problems that otherwise could negatively impact work pe rformance.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 1, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Advocate Aurora Health Source Type: news

Helping Older Adults After Disasters: A Guide to Providing Support
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Published: 9/2019. This 19-page guide will help prepare outreach staff for encounters with older adults by describing common disaster reactions and providing tips and resources. Topics include Disaster Recovery in Older Adulthood, Common Disaster Reactions and Signs of the Need for More Help, Using Other Resources To Help Older Adults After Disasters, and Managing Your Stress After a Disaster: Tips for Older Adults. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Few Mental Health, Violence Interventions for LGBTQ Youth Few Mental Health, Violence Interventions for LGBTQ Youth
Sexual/gender minority youth experience greater mental health problems, substance abuse, and violence victimization, but a new review shows there are few evidence-based inclusive interventions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Different risk factors are associated with alcohol use versus problematic use in male Pakistani adolescents - Shahzad S, Kliewer W, Ali M, Begum N.
Substance abuse is a significant problem in Pakistan (Hussain, 2017), yet, there are few studies of risk factors in this population, particularly in remote areas. Male adolescents (N  = 243; M = 16.9 years, SD = 1.3 years) were recruited from scho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Was Ordered to Pay $572 Million for Its Role in the Opioid Crisis. With Similar Lawsuits Across the Country, That Could Be Just the Beginning
An Oklahoma judge ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for its role in the opioid crisis in a historic ruling on Monday, marking the first time an opioid manufacturer has been deemed responsible in court and made to pay damages. It could have implications for the slew of lawsuits filed against opioid manufacturers and distributors throughout the country. A much bigger federal case before an Ohio judge involves at least 1,600 consolidated lawsuits from cities and counties from across the country, including hard-hit regions like Portsmouth, Ohio and Huntington, W.Va. The nationwide suit was filed in Ohio because...
Source: TIME: Health - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized legal onetime opioids Source Type: news

Why ADHD Might Raise the Risk of Early Death
TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 -- Swedish researchers think they have honed in on why people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to die prematurely. Accidental injuries, suicide and substance abuse all play a part, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 27, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The 2nd to 4th digit ratios (2D:4D) in patients with bipolar disorder - Tegin C, Canan F, El-Mallakh RS.
BACKGROUND: The ratio of the index finger to the ring finger (2D:4D) is a reflection of the intrauterine hormonal environment and a lower ratio has been shown to be associated with male gender, impulsive behaviors, substance abuse, and aggression. Bipolar ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records
Notice from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of a proposed rule to align substance use disorder care information exchange with other health information while maintaining patient privacy. Comments on the proposed rule are due by October 25, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 26, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records
Notice from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of a proposed rule to clarify when a court may authorize disclosure of patient confidentiality in relation to substance use disorder patients. The changes address an issue with the 2017 final rule and are intended to help efforts targeting pill mills and others contributing to the opioid crisis. Comments are due by September 25, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 26, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Is Physical Activity the Same for Traditionally Schooled and Homeschooled Children?
Discussion Homeschooled children are a diverse group of students who are not participating in the traditional model of a children going off to a separate school location 5 days a week for instruction by educational professionals. If homeschooled, children may not be subject to all or some of the regulations for traditionally-schooled children regarding curricular measures, record keeping, reporting, and testing. Children in homeschooled environments also may not have access to other services that are provided through traditional schools such as special education services. Some research data shows positive academic and soci...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 26, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Fewer U.S. Teens Participating in Substance Abuse Prevention Programs Fewer U.S. Teens Participating in Substance Abuse Prevention Programs
Fewer U.S. adolescents are participating in programs designed to prevent substance abuse, a study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

‘Search For & Refuse All Deliveries. ’ Amid Trade War, Trump Urges USPS Crackdown on Fentanyl Trafficking From China
With tensions over trade with China escalating, President Donald Trump said on Friday that he is “ordering” the U.S. postal service and express shipping companies to “SEARCH FOR & REFUSE all deliveries of fentanyl,” a deadly synthetic opioid. American officials have long blamed China for the influx of fentanyl and related drugs reaching U.S. borders — sent directly and trafficked via other countries — while federal efforts to limit (if not stop outright) their import have long been underway. ….your companies HOME and making your products in the USA. I will be responding to ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized China Drugs White House Source Type: news

Trump Urges USPS and FedEx to Crackdown on Fentanyl Trafficking From China. They ’ve Been Trying for Years
With tensions over trade with China escalating, President Donald Trump said on Friday that he is “ordering” the U.S. postal service and express shipping companies to “SEARCH FOR & REFUSE all deliveries of fentanyl,” a deadly synthetic opioid. American officials have long blamed China for the influx of fentanyl and related drugs reaching U.S. borders — sent directly and trafficked via other countries — while federal efforts to limit (if not stop outright) their import have long been underway. ….your companies HOME and making your products in the USA. I will be responding to ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized China Drugs White House Source Type: news

Democrat Buttigieg targets mental illness, addiction in new plan
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg aims to prevent one million deaths by 2028 from addiction and mental illness under a plan he released on Friday aimed at tackling the country's opioid and substance abuse crisis. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fewer U.S. teens participating in substance abuse prevention programs
(Reuters Health) - Fewer U.S. adolescents are participating in programs designed to prevent substance abuse, a study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Public Inspection: SAMHSA: Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records
Pre-publication notice from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of a proposed rule to align substance use disorder care information exchange with other health information while maintaining patient privacy. Comments will be due 60 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register, which is scheduled for August 26, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 22, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: SAMHSA: Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records
Pre-publication notice from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of a proposed rule to clarify when a court may authorize disclosure of patient confidentiality in relation to substance use disorder patients. The changes address an issue with the 2017 final rule and are intended to help efforts targeting pill mills and others contributing to the opioid crisis. Comments will be due 30 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register, which is scheduled for August 26, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 22, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Use of Opioids & #43; Cannabis Tied to Poorer Mental Health
TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 -- Adults who take prescription opioids for severe chronic pain are more likely to have increased anxiety, depression, and substance abuse issues if they also use cannabis, according to a study published in the July/August... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

White House Committed to Ending Rural America's Addiction Crisis
Guest column by Anne Hazlett, senior rural affairs advisor in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, about addressing drug addiction in the rural U.S. Includes examples of partnerships with local leaders and faith communities and federal funding to help prevent and address substance abuse. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - August 20, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA's Annual Mental Health, Substance Use Data Provide Roadmap for Future Action
Announces the release of 2018 data from the annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The Detailed Tables include mental health and substance abuse data by Rural-Urban Continuum Codes (RUCCs). (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - August 20, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Former Paramedic and Flight Nurse Receives One Year in Prison for Tampering with Ketamine Vials
Brian Wester, Brian Heath Wester, substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment, Demopolis AL, Mobile AL, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - August 16, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Abbott Targets Drug and Alcohol-Impaired Drivers in New Collaboration
Abbott Laboratories has developed a portable tool to help law enforcement agencies crack down on people driving under the influence. The Abbott Park, IL-based company looks to expand the reach of the diagnostic tool – SoToxa Mobile Test System- through a marketing agreement with Intoximeters. SoToxa is an oral fluid roadside testing solution that rapidly detects recent drug use. The device tests for marijuana, cocaine, opiates, methadone, amphetamine, and benzodiazepines. Abbott inherited the device when it acquired Alere in 2017 for $5.3 billion. Under the agreement, St. Louis, MO-based Intoximeters will...
Source: MDDI - August 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IVD Source Type: news

CMS: CY 2020 Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Changes to Part B Payment Policies; Medicare Shared Savings Program Requirements; etc.
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of a proposed rule. Rural specific provisions include: proposing to allow opioid treatment programs (OTPs) to use Medicare telehealth for substance abuse counseling; requesting information on rural access to opioid use disorder treatment; updates to several payment codes for Rural Health Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers; proposed revisions to physician supervision of physician assistants to better align with state laws; a proposed Medicare ground ambulance data collection system that would include information on types of services provided in rur...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Notice from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) updating the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), which surveys people 12 and older about the use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. Updates relate to marijuana, vaping, and synthetic stimulants. Comments are due September 12, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 13, 2019 Category: Rural Health 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 comment on changes to the application form used by individuals seeking to serve as peer reviewers for SAMHSA grants. Among the changes are the addition of tribes or tribal organizations and minorities to the target population section and to the expertise section the addition of recovery support services, behavioral healthcare, and rural communities. Comments on the changes are due by September 9, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 8, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

USDA Launches $1M Effort to Prevent Opioid Abuse in 5 Counties
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing nearly $1 million to launch a program aimed at preventing opioid and substance abuse in north central and northeast Arkansas. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 7, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Center for Substance Abuse Treatment; Notice of Meeting
Notice from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announcing a public meeting of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) National Advisory Council (NAC) on August 21, 2019 from 9-5 p.m. Eastern. The agenda will include the review of minutes from the March 28, 2019 CSAT NAC meeting, updates from Division Directors, discussions on SAMHSA's data strategy and trends and issues identifies in the State Opioid Response Grants. The meeting may be accessed in person or via telephone, and pre-registration is requested. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 6, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Center for Mental Health Services; Notice of Meeting
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announces a meeting of the Center For Mental Health Services (CMHS) National Advisory Council on August 21, 2019. The meeting is open to the public and will include consideration of minutes from the April 22 meeting, updates from the CMHS director, and discussion on Children's School Based/Mental Health, Civil Commitment, and Suicide. Written submissions and public comments much be forwarded to the contact person by August 14. Registration is required. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 5, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

How a Midwest County Deals With 'Deaths of Despair'
Fayette County, Indiana has the highest suicide and overdose death rates in the state and a drug overdose rate 5 times higher than the national average. Article describes the efforts of End Stigma, a local group dedicated to addressing the stigma related to substance abuse and mental health issues. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - August 5, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

‘They Need to See the Families.’ Loved Ones of Overdose Victims Rally at Purdue Pharma Hearing
(BOSTON) — Parents who lost children to fatal overdoses and other addiction recovery activists are rallying outside a Boston courthouse Friday as a judge hears arguments in Massachusetts’ lawsuit against Purdue Pharma over its role in the national drug epidemic. About 100 protesters gathered in front of Suffolk County Superior Court before the start of the hearing, placing poster boards filled with photos of hundreds of overdose victims on the courthouse steps. One bore the words “Always loved, never forgotten.” Another: “We march for those who can’t.” A full-size skeleton covered ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PHILIP MARCELO / AP Tags: Uncategorized Courts Massachusetts onetime Source Type: news

Could Your Pessimistic Personality, Deep-Seated Insecurity, or Sinking Energy Actually Be a Treatable Disorder?
You’re intensely insecure and self-conscious, so much so it feels like one of your prime attributes. You’d describe yourself as a true-blue pessimist or cynic. You don’t really get excited about anything. You have a hard time connecting with others. And you find yourself constantly exhausted and drained. Because it’s been this way for so long—decades maybe, you’ve lost count—you just assume it’s you. You assume this is who and how you are. This must be your personality. This is just your way of life. However, these supposed traits and tendencies might actually be a diagnosabl...
Source: Psych Central - August 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Depression Disorders General Personality Psychotherapy Self-Help Treatment Chronic Depression Dysthymia PDD persistent depressive disorder Source Type: news

Disaster Technical Assistance Center Supplemental Research Bulletin: Disasters and People With Serious Mental Illness
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Published: 8/2019. This 15-page document focuses on the experiences of individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) before, during, and after disasters. Given how common disaster exposure is, the stressors disasters involve, and issues individuals with SMI face even in non-disaster times, it is crucial to understand how individuals with SMI fit into the overall profile of disaster-affected communities to plan services and promote effective preparedness, response, and recovery. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tips for Survivors: Coping with Anger After a Disaster or Other Traumatic Event
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Published: 8/2019. After a disaster, survivors may feel angry about the ways in which the disaster has changed their lives. This four-page tip sheet helps survivors to understand that anger can be a common response to a traumatic event, and includes anger management techniques and information about where to turn to for help. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hopeful Research into Cannabis Treatment for Cannabis Dependency
Whether you believe you’re addicted to cannabis, or severely dependent on it, if you’re trying to reduce consumption and have been unable to do so with behavioral therapy alone, there may be some hopeful news. Researchers at the University of Sydney have found promising results from their study of a cannabinoid agonist medication that targets brain receptors in reducing cannabis relapse rates. The study, which was published in the JAMA Internal Medicine noted that cannabis is the most widely-used psychoactive substance worldwide, with some 10% of Australians saying they’ve consumed it in the last year. Ab...
Source: Psych Central - July 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Addictions Interview Medications Substance Abuse cannabis Marijuana Nabiximols THC Source Type: news

Associations between child maltreatment, harsh parenting, and sleep with adolescent mental health - Calhoun BH, Ridenour TA, Fishbein DH.
Youth who suffer from psychiatric disorders are at high risk for negative outcomes, including aggression and substance abuse. Although many youth with psychiatric disorders have endured harsh parenting and/or child maltreatment (CM), differential associati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A current re-examination of racial/ethnic disparities in the use of substance abuse treatment: do disparities persist? - Pinedo M.
The objective of this study was to re-examine if racial/ethnic disparities in the use of treatment still exist using current data collected post-imp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Center for Substance Abuse Prevention; Notice of Meeting
Notice from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announcing a public meeting of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) National Advisory Council (NAC) on August 21, 2019. The meeting will be held in person and online and will address the substance use prevention workforce, HIV, and marijuana, as well as CSAP program developments. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 29, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: CY 2020 Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Changes to Part B Payment Policies; Medicare Shared Savings Program Requirements; etc.
Pre-publication notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of a proposed rule that will be published August 14, 2019. Rural specific provisions include: proposing to allow opioid treatment programs (OTPs) to use Medicare telehealth for substance abuse counseling; requesting information on rural access to opioid use disorder treatment; updates to several payment codes for Rural Health Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers; proposed revisions to physician supervision of physician assistants to better align with state laws; a proposed Medicare ground ambulance data collection system that would i...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 29, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Polypharmacy, hazardous alcohol and illicit substance use and serious falls among PLWH and uninfected comparators - Womack JA, Murphy TE, Rentsch CT, Tate JP, Bathulapalli H, Smith AC, Bates J, Jarad S, Gibert CL, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Tien PC, Yin MT, Gill TM, Friedlaender G, Brandt CA, Justice AC.
BACKGROUND: Medication classes, polypharmacy, hazardous alcohol and illicit substance abuse may exhibit stronger associations with serious falls among persons living with HIV (PLWH) than with uninfected comparators. We investigated whether these associatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The moderating effect of substance abuse treatment engagement on the connection between support from program participants and substance-related recidivism for justice-involved women - Goodson MV, Morash M, A Kashy D.
This study examines the prediction of substance-related technical violations and arrests from (a) a three-dimensional measure of substance abuse treatment engagement-treatment satisfaction, treatment participation, and counselor rapport-and (b) support fro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Why Some People Lie to Their Therapists
Lying is, for better or worse, a behavior humans take part in at some point in their lives. On average, Americans tell one to two lies a day, multiple studies have suggested. But it’s where some people are fibbing that might come as a surprise. It turns out, one person often on the receiving end of a lie is someone people are supposed to open up to the most — their therapist. “I’ve totally lied in therapy. Sometimes, I’m even too ashamed or embarrassed to admit to the crazy outrageous things I’ve done,” says Laura, 28, who requested to only use her first name for fear of losing her...
Source: TIME: Health - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Candice Jalili Tags: Uncategorized behavioral psychology brain science Human Nature lying mental health Therapy Source Type: news

Researchers discover the science behind giving up
(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) Findings, reported July 25 in Cell, offer new insight into the complex world of motivation and reward by discovering the science behind giving up.The study is among the first to describe the effects of the complex nociception modulatory system.The researchers said this discovery could lead to helping people find motivation when they are depressed and conversely decrease motivation for drugs in substance abuse disorders, like addiction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Montco hospital pays $2.85M to settle allegations from whistleblower
Eagleville Hospital, the Montgomery County substance abuse treatment facility, has agreed to pay $2.85 million to the federal government to resolve allegations that the hospital violated the False Claims Act.   Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia said the hospital submitted claims to Medicare, Medicaid, and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) for hospital-level detoxification treatment services when the patients were ineligible for admission to receive such services or lacked document ation… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jeff Blumenthal Source Type: news

Meditation alleviates depression in Spanish-speaking immigrants, study finds
New research from UCLA indicates mindfulness meditation may be an effective and inexpensive treatment for Spanish-speaking immigrants suffering from stress-related depression.The study, published in peer-reviewed  PLOS One, demonstrates key benefits of mindfulness training programs for immigrants who may struggle with learning a new language, finding a job, obtaining health care, and experiencing discrimination and fear of deportation.Mindfulness is the practice of using meditation to tap into emotions, thoughts and sensations as they ’re occurring in real time. Mindfulness meditation may be guided by an instruc...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 24, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Legalized cannabis in Colorado emergency departments: a cautionary review of negative health and safety effects - Roberts BA.
Cannabis legalization has led to significant health consequences, particularly to patients in emergency departments and hospitals in Colorado. The most concerning include psychosis, suicide, and other substance abuse. Deleterious effects on the brain inclu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Just How Effective Are ADHD Meds?
In addition to helping kids calm down and concentrate in school, the review also found that the drugs help children avoid a lot of long-term negative consequences associated with ADHD, including depression, substance abuse and even driving problems. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news