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Prevent and treat the post-holiday blues

January 10, 2017  |  H. Steven Moffic
blog

This early part of the year is when the suicide rate spikes, and when depression commonly increases. Indeed, divorce lawyers have deemed the Monday after Christmas as "Divorce Day."

What we can learn from Carrie Fisher

December 28, 2016  |  H. Steven Moffic
blog

Though Carrie Fisher's living force ended this week, her life force will remain with so many, especially for mental health.

The opioid epidemic affects older adults, too

December 21, 2016  |  Kaiser Health News
news

As the nation grapples with a devastating opioid epidemic, concerns have primarily focused on young people buying drugs on the street. But America’s elderly also have a problem.

Building Courage: Facility helps child sex trafficking victims reclaim lives

December 5, 2016  |  By Caren Cupp
article

Courage House, a campus in Northern California, offers sex trafficking victims ranging in age from 11 through 17 an environment that fosters feelings of safety and comfort as they rebuild their lives.

Should we amend the Fair Housing Act to regulate sober living?

November 22, 2016  |  Andrew Kessler
article

It has become clear that the expansion and protection of sober living and recovery residences should be near the top of the list of legislative priorities.

The least you need to know about the surgeon general’s report

November 17, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

The surgeon general’s report on alcohol, drugs and health is significant because not only is it the first ever report on addiction from the top federal health advocate, it’s also a document that reflects the culmination of significant changes in the national...

How to add MAT services to your organization

November 14, 2016  |  Brian Albright
article

Deciding to add a medical dimension like MAT to an existing program is one thing; actually making the transition is another. The process involves overcoming a number of hurdles that could potentially derail the program.

Higher caps may not increase buprenorphine utilization

November 14, 2016  |  Brian Albright
article

Research from the RAND Corporation indicates that few physicians currently prescribing buprenorphine have approached the 100-patient treatment cap, and many of those might be underutilizing the drug.

Anxiety remains in election aftermath

November 11, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

An unexpected shift can leave people feeling unsafe and unanchored. How we re-establish our sense of safety or comfort will be an individual process for each person.

The race is over, so what can we do now?

November 10, 2016  |  H. Steven Moffic
blog

If our patients were anxious before, that anxiety might escalate. We administrators and leaders have our own fear that reimbursement might be imperiled.

TBI and PTSD appear similar but treatments must differ

November 7, 2016  |  Theodore A. Henderson, MD, PhD
article

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have much in common. Both have symptoms that appear similar, and both are often considered untreatable. However, both conditions vary greatly, and treatments that go off course, do more...

Americans still lack access to mental healthcare

October 27, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

More than half of U.S. adults with mental illness did not receive access to treatment in 2014, and there is a serious mental health workforce shortage, according to a Mental Health America study.

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