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Closing the quality chasm in mental health and substance use care

The National Academy of Medicine establishes evidence-based standards for psychosocial treatmentsA plan to ensure that evidence-based psychosocial interventions are routinely used in clinical… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Is there a better way to treat substance use in adolescents with co-occurring mental health disorders?

The majority (55-74%) of adolescents entering substance use treatment also have psychiatric disorders, such as depression, ADHD and trauma-related problems. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Treating the substance abuse problems of those with severe mental illness can reduce their risk of future violence

If a person is dually diagnosed with a severe mental illness and a substance abuse problem, are improvements in their mental health or in their substance abuse most likely to reduce the risk of… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Substance abuse in developing countries needs to be addressed by global public health objectives

Substance addiction is a large and growing problem for developing societies. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Substance Use at School Tied to Risk of Depression, Suicide Attempts

Substance Use at School Tied to Risk of Depression, Suicide Attempts

When teens are caught drinking or using marijuana at school, it is a sign they need help, according to new research. That’s because using at school was found to be associated with increased odds of depression, intimate partner violence and attempted suicide. “At-school substance use is not just an isolated event requiring simple disciplinary action, […]

Passport looks to address substance abuse by Medicaid recipients – Business First of Louisville

Passport looks to address substance abuse by Medicaid recipientsBusiness First of Louisville“Passport intends to use this opportunity to work with Kentucky's Department for Behavioral Health, Intellectual and Development Disabilities to explore possible enhancements and expansion of the Kids Plus Now Program,” Elizabeth McKune, Passport's … behavioral health education – Google News

#MentalHealthMatters: Start talking about mental health and substance abuse … – Washington Post (blog)

#MentalHealthMatters: Start talking about mental health and substance abuse … – Washington Post (blog)

Washington Post (blog) #MentalHealthMatters: Start talking about mental health and substance abuse …Washington Post (blog)… part of “Creating Community Solutions,” the outreach program begun when President Obama asked Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Education Secretary Arne Duncan to launch a National Dialogue on Mental Health this year. behavioral health education – Google […]

Mathis: The challenge of starting the conversation about substance abuse – The Advocate

Mathis: The challenge of starting the conversation about substance abuseThe AdvocateIt is a national observance intended to educate Americans that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. At Liberation Programs, every month is …and more » behavioral health education – […]

Mental and substance use disorders ‘leading cause of non-fatal illness’

Researchers say that combined, mental and substance use disorders were the leading cause of non-fatal illness worldwide in 2010, according to a study published in the The Lancet. The study, conducted by researchers from Australia and the US, analyzed data from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2010 (GBD 2010)… Mental […]

Program would attack substance abuse through workplace – Lima Ohio

Program would attack substance abuse through workplaceLima OhioThe mental health board is contracting with Working Partners, a firm that bridges needs of employers and individuals needing education, counseling and treatment. It also will contract with Coleman Behavioral Health, which is already the board's service …and more » behavioral health education – Google News

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