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What is our clinical responsibility for suicide?

June 19, 2017  |  H. Steven Moffic
blog

A young woman was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter after texting her boyfriend encouragement to commit suicide. Certainly, the case has legal implications, but are there psychiatric ones?

FDA questions effect of abuse-deterrent opioids

June 13, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

FDA aims to gather information to determine whether products with abuse-deterring formulations are having the intended impact.

Montana sisters help peers stop using drugs

June 6, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
news

There’s a narrative about the meth epidemic in Montana that says the state tackled the problem in the 2000s yet it’s back with a vengeance because of super labs and drug cartels in Mexico. Within the Fort Belknap Indian Community, though, it never really went...

5 considerations in medication assisted treatment

June 2, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

Recent webinars hosted by the National Council for Behavioral Health outlined barriers to adoption of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) as well as solutions.

Consider anger in society and psychiatry

May 30, 2017  | 
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Healthy anger is proportional and responsive to a real and persistent need. It can be a powerful component of human survival and adaptation.

Murthy: Opioid crisis solution starts with culture change

May 26, 2017  |  Alicia Hoisington
article

Vivek H. Murthy, MD, the former U.S. surgeon general, spoke Thursday at a community forum in Cleveland, highlighting the need for all healthcare providers to rethink addiction.

Sober fraternity adds collegiate resources

May 25, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

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

How effective are PDMPs?

May 24, 2017  |  Brian Albright
article

The databases have had clear impact on overprescribing but measuring their impact on overdoses is tricky.

May we address our own mental health

May 8, 2017  |  H. Steven Moffic
blog

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It's been designated as such since 1949 by Mental Health America. The overall goal has been to convey that mental health is something that everybody in America should care about.

Rx Summit: Surgeon general marks a year of progress

April 18, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, believes the nation’s challenge is not to find out what works in addressing addiction in America, but to apply the solutions more broadly.

Cigna reduces opioid prescribing by 12%

April 12, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Insurance giant Cigna recently reported that use of prescribed opioids has declined 12% among its member population in the past year, almost halfway along its previously announced goal to reduce opioid use by 25% over three years.

New standards aim to improve housing-first models

April 11, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos
article

The Joint Commission recently issued a report that offers an overview of accreditation standards for housing support services programs, applying to providers that use a “housing first” model.

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