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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. 

Rx Summit: Leaders advocate for solutions

March 30, 2016  |  Alison Knopf

Tom Frieden of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Nora D. Volkow of the National Institute on Drug Abuse presented up-to-date information on opioid misuse in the context of today’s healthcare system.

Rx Summit: Fentanyl overdoses outpace heroin

March 30, 2016  |  Alison Knopf

Because fentanyl is so strong—it can kill in minutes—multiple doses of naloxone might be needed in order to reverse an overdose. All too often, users don't even know they've used fentanyl.

Mental health first aid courses in demand

March 21, 2016  |  Jill Sederstrom

As the National Council ramps up efforts to reach a goal of 1 million Americans receiving mental health first aid training, there is a growing need to increase the number of trainers offering the courses.


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