Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other News
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Southern University has been funded a three-year, $900,000 federal grant for the prevention of HIV/AIDS and substance abuse.
The goal of the funding is to provide integrated substance abuse and...more
According to Psychologist Dr. Dan Dodgen, director, Division for At-Risk Individuals, Behavioral Health and Community Resilience at Department of Health and Human Services, people who are feeling...more
Project Renewal launched a culinary training program that trains people for food service jobs in hopes of ending cycles of homelessness, addiction and jail time.
With its Nonprofit Comfort Food...more
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, an estimated 32 million people will receive mental health or substance use disorder benefits, or both, under the Affordable Care...more
Michigan State University (MSU) scientists recently discovered a molecular pathway in the brain prompted by cocaine dependency that could supply a target for treatments to prevent or repeal addiction...more
In a soon-to-be published issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, underage youth who use false identification (ID) in order to obtain alcohol are more likely to engage in high-risk...more
In a handbook developed by Robert Turrisi, professor of biobehavioral health at Penn State, pre-college chats between parents and teens can prevent or lessen heavy drinking habits.
The use of QUITPLAN Services, the free stop-smoking counseling service launched by ClearWay Minnesota (SM), has seen user volumes jump following $1.60 increase on cigarettes.
In a study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology, regular cannabis and cocaine drug use may trigger addictive behaviors.
Under cannabis usage, subjects were slower, but made more...more
According to a paper found online in the Journal of Adolescent Health, researchers have learned people are apt to smoke whether or not they were sexually or physically abused, but tend to smoke more...more