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Long-Term Treatment for Addiction Provides Higher Success Rates

September is National Recovery Month: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors National Recovery Month to raise awareness of disorders related to substance use and mental health. This month is also a time to celebrate those who have recovered. The SAMHSA’s annual Recovery Month theme is Join the Voices for Recovery: Strengthen Families and Communities....

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The New School Crisis: Substance Abuse Among Students

With Halloween around the corner, candy should be the only thing on the minds of school-age children. But, that is simply not true. Drugs could be on their minds.

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Mental Health Crises in School

Discussions on mental health have a tendency to focus on adults living with behavioral health problems, including depression, anxiety and substance abuse. Yet, school-age children and adolescents continue to suffer outside of the media’s attention-circle. In fact, students may be at a higher risk for mental health problems than the general population, reports NPR.org. Consequently, you need to...

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How to Manage Aggression in Behavioral Health Centers

It is easy to think of workplace violence as a problem that evolves from employees and their outside lives. However, workplace violence can be inherent in caring for those with behavioral health problems. In your role of providing services to your clients, you may encounter aggression, including verbal and physical altercations. Yet, you cannot simply turn to animalistic instincts without...

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Addiction Treatment Goes Bionic? Implants Could Be Key to Recovery.

More than 1.9 million people in the U.S. suffer from opioid abuse, reports the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Sadly, many of those who abuse prescription opioids lose their lives due to overdose. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 165,000 people died of prescription opioid overdose during the most recent reporting period, which ranged from 1999 to...

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Hydration Alert: Is Dehydration Affecting Your Clients' Minds?

Heat stroke and heat exhaustion are serious health illnesses, and while emphasizing the importance of hydration when outdoors dominates the news, many forget how dehydration truly impacts the body and mind. For years, scientists have advised people to stay hydrated by drinking eight glasses of water a day, but as a recent article in The New York Times points out, strictly following this advice...

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