Fentanyl overdose deaths climbed 14% in 2018, per CDC data, and a report released this week by not-for-profits Drug Strategies and Shatterproof studies the states hit hardest and how they have responded.
It should be the goal of behavioral healthcare executives and practitioners to educate the public and elevate the quality of discourse on basic issues around violent deaths so as to avoid bad policy decisions on mental health and the prevention of violence, writes Ed Jones, PhD.
Intergenerational and transgenerational trauma are challenges that require practitioners to dig deeper in their assessments beyond just the presenting patient and his/her nuclear family, says Alex Ribbentrop, MSW, LCSW, CFTP, owner and psychotherapist at Live Free Psychotherapy.
In an opening keynote at NCAD East on Thursday, journalist Elizabeth Vargas explained how a lifelong battle with anxiety fueled her addiction to alcohol as an adult—and how she has found a new lease on life in recovery.
The Northern Colorado Opioid Prevention Workgroup, a collaboration between local health systems, jails and health districts, has been responsible for increasing access to MAT and implementing a jail-based treatment program since launching two years ago.
The National Association for Rural Mental Health's annual conference, held recently in Santa Fe, New Mexico, identified behavioral health challenges in rural areas and offered solutions to address them.
E-cigarettes can be considered “safer” than traditional cigarettes, but a lack of research around their long-term use should prevent them from being considered “safe” in general, CDC Office on Smoking and Health deputy director of research Brian King, PhD, MPH said.
As Spectrum Health Systems celebrates its 50th anniversary this summer, CEO Kurt Isaacson is looking ahead to how the not-for-profit provider can continue to expand access to treatment for more patients into the mid-2020s.