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Sober fraternity adds collegiate resources

May 25, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The Alpha 180 sober fraternity is emerging in Austin, Texas, designed as a lifestyle support program for those in recovery.

Clinic inks deal for low-cost naloxone auto-injectors

May 4, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Brightside Clinic has pledged to prescribe 1,000 naloxone injectors with little to no out-of-pocket cost for individuals over the next 12 months.

First responders leery of seeking mental health help

May 1, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

According to a survey released by the University of Phoenix College of Social Sciences, 39% of first responders say they do not feel comfortable talking to their supervisors about their mental health, and the same number feel there are repercussions for...

NatCon17: Surgeon general advocates prevention efforts

April 6, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

While praising the effectiveness of medication-assisted treatment and recovery services, prevention services are both cost-effective and currently under-utilized, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, told attendees at the National Council for...

Task force arms local officials in opioid crisis

November 21, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

A report issued by the City-County National Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic provides local government and law enforcement officials with strategies for taking action to address the opioid crisis at the community level.

Should we reach out to American Muslims on 9/11?

September 8, 2016  |  H. Steven Moffic

Most anyone in the mental health field can anticipate the potential problem and conflict: a joyous Muslim holiday coinciding with an American tragedy that is associated with the actions of some Muslim extremists.

How you can address the health effects of childhood poverty

June 14, 2016  |  Patrick Gauthier

Biological, behavioral, social, cultural, economic and environmental factors all impact the well-being of individuals and communities. It's a concept known as “population health.”

Opioid coalition backed by big names

June 2, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose is backed in part by three pharmaceutical companies, and it aims to advocate for opioid-related legislation and adequate federal funding.

CVS expands naloxone program

May 25, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

CVS Health has added seven states to its naloxone program, reflecting the trend among drug stores nationwide that are increasing their efforts to address addiction.

Should Walgreens be in the mental health business?

May 18, 2016  |  H. Steven Moffic

I hope everyone is trying to contribute to Mental Health Month. It seems like drugstore chain Walgreens is trying to make a difference this year.

How to reduce workplace violence

April 18, 2016  |  Jill Sederstrom

Behavioral health organizations can take proactive steps to identify risks and protect employees from the dangers of workplace violence.

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids offers new video

April 13, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

With funding provided by a federal program, the not-for-profit Partnership for Drug-Free Kids has produced two educational videos that translate facts about the heroin crisis into language families and communities can understand. 


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