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A Psychiatrist’s Opinion about ADHD and Substance Use in Teenagers: First, Do No Harm

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and substance use problems have been gaining more attention in the news and in research over the last 7 months.  At times this attention has to led to controversy instead of clarity. First, here is a summary of the most recent news about ADHD, which has implications for people we […]


Epidemics in in Our Youth Culture: Bullying, Violence, HIV/AIDS and Suicide

At the Keeping It Real 2011 Conference, Phillip McCabe, CSW, CAS, spoke to healthcare professionals on behalf of LGBT youth. He explained that LGBT youth are more likely to have lower self-esteem, greater rates of depression and substance abuse, are at higher risk for HIV/AIDs and suicide, and are more likely to be targets of […]

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Brave New World 2013 Symposium Highlight: Fiona McTavish, MS on Using Mobile Phones and Laptops for Relapse Prevention

On March 8, 2013, Fiona McTavish, MS, shared the encouraging results of her team’s innovative research using smartphones to prevent substance abuse relapse to conference attendees at the “Brave New World: Using Technology to Enhance Behavioral Health” Symposium in Baltimore, Maryland. McTavish and her colleagues have made use of laptops and mobile phones for those […]


DC Department of Health to Launch First City-Wide Youth Synthetic Marijuana Awareness Campaign

The DC Department Health is launching the first large-scale education campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of synthetic marijuana among District youth. Fake weed is an herbal mixture that contains dried, shredded plant material and harmful chemical additives. It is sometimes labeled as “herbal incense” and sold in three-ounce plastic pouches decorated with colorful designs including cartoon characters […]


Health Leads CEO and Co-Founder Rebecca Onie on the Affordable Care Act

Health Leads CEO and Co-Founder Rebecca Onie appeared on MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry” this past Saturday to discuss the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the challenges of implementation as coverage is set to extend to roughly 30 million more people in 2014. Rebecca was joined by Democratic Congresswoman Gwen Moore of Wisconsin, Former Health and Human […]


Trends in Behavioral Healthcare: Join the Conversation – Welcome to Planet Teen

2012 Mid-Atlantic Behavioral Health Conference Highlight:   Dr. Marc Fishman presents Welcome to Planet Teen, (or, This is Your Brain on Adolescence)  The Danya Institute is pleased to present this regular series of original articles on trends in the field of behavioral healthcare.  Our latest article is by special guest author Stephanie Sisneros.   Dr. Marc Fishman, MD, an expert […]


Trends in Behavioral Healthcare: Join the Conversation – Embracing Self-Discovery and Renewal

2012 Mid-Atlantic Behavioral Health Conference Highlight: Jacqueline Coleman on Embracing Self-Discovery and Renewal The Danya Institute is pleased to present this regular series of original articles on trends in the field of behavioral healthcare.  Our latest article is by special guest author Bernadette Cash. Jacqueline Coleman M.Ed, M.S.M., owner of a personal consulting company, was the concluding speaker […]


The Tic-Tac-Toe Board

The Tic-Tac-Toe Board Event Type: Educational Event What: This second webinar will introduce participants to the use of the tic-tac-toe board. Participants will discover how this simple tool can be extremely useful in case management and for breaking larger goals into to smaller, achievable steps. Participants will learn how this method can use low-cost prizes […]


Annual CTN Symposium: Brave New World:Using Technology to Enhance Behavioral Health

Brave New World:Using Technology to Enhance Behavioral Health Event Type: Conference What: A day-long science to practice symposium with lectures, workshops and software demonstrations that feature technological tools to support treatment and recovery. When: 3/8/2013;  No Time Specified Where: Mt. Washington Conference Center 5801 Smith Avenue Baltimore, Maryland 21209Event Venue Website: Mt. Washington Conference Center For […]