From Time The Difficulty Of Counting the COVID-19 Pandemic’s Full Death Toll by Markian Hawryluk Sara Wittner had seemingly gotten her life back under control. After a December relapse in her battle with drug addiction, the 32-year-old completed a 30-day detox program and started taking a monthly injection to block her cravings for opioids. She […]
Mental Health Month #mhm2020 #4Mind4Body #Tools2Thrive Mental Health Month is a yearly observance in May that aims to reduce stigma, raise awareness, and educate the public about mental illnesses. It also aims to bring attention to suicide, which can be brought on by some mental illnesses. While 20 percent of Americans will experience a mental […]
From the Baltimore Sun Mental Health and Addiction Providers for Medicaid Patients Go Unpaid in Maryland by Meredith Cohn Doctors and others who provide mental health and addiction services in Maryland under the Medicaid program have had millions of dollars in bills go unpaid this year because a new state payment system is malfunctioning, which […]
TIP 35: Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Use Disorder Treatment This updated TIP includes the latest evidence on motivation-enhancing approaches and strategies. It describes how SUD treatment providers can use these approaches and strategies to increase participation and retention in SUD treatment. Download the pdf.
From NIMH New Hope for Treatment-Resistant Depression: Guessing Right on Ketamine By Joshua Gordon on August 13, 2019 ’ve written in the past about depression – about the devastation depression can cause. It can sap your energy and motivation, disrupt your sleep, appetite, and libido, cause confusion and irritability, and leave you feeling hopeless and worthless. Depression strikes the young, […]
SAMHSA recently released four publications on mental illness and the criminal justice system. Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT): A Service Delivery Model for Individuals With Serious Mental Illness Involved With the Criminal Justice System – This brief provides an overview of Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT)—an intensive service delivery model intended for people with serious […]