As deinstitutionalization continues to reduce state hospital beds across the U.S., a new 22-bed inpatient unit at Swedish Ballard gives the Seattle area a community-based care facility that specializes in comorbid disorders.
Addiction is a chronic disease of the brain, however, its neuroplasticity can allow it to recover. According to Nora Volkow, the best outcomes happen when treatment support services are provided for patients for at least five years.
Total Health Care clinic in West Baltimore serves its community with primary care and behavioral health services. The poverty, substance abuse and lingering trauma of street violence that shape the lives of many residents make the staff’s work more challenging...
The finding is important because it means that as the teens get older, they will be less likely to smoke as adults. Likewise the trend indicates prevention efforts are successful and should be continued.