Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other News

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Medication, Therapy Lead to Longer Alcohol Abstinence
According to a paper published in the issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, patients that undergo medication and additional psychotherapy benefit from a reduced or delayed relapse to...more



Those Who Binge Drink Shows Increased Mortality Risk among Older Drinkers
Results of a new study to be published in the May 2014 online-only issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research finds that those who binge drink, even in moderate consumption, show...more

How Philadelphia Is Breaking Mental Illness Barriers
The city of Philadelphia is breaking down years of mental illness stigma by spreading awareness and offering support in a simple, inspiring way: by promising to listen. The city has introduced its...more

Southern Colorado Agencies Apply for Mental Health Grant
Several agencies in Southern Colorado are seeking for a mental health grant that will enable them to continue their efforts in expanding their emergency services. The grant will be funded by...more

Economic Status Affects Substance Abuse Among Youth
In a study led by a team of researchers at Duke Medicine, kids who live in economically disadvantaged homes are more prone to smoke cigarettes and binge on other illegal substances than their...more

L.A. County Board To OK Mental Health Treatment Law That Aims To Reduce Incarceration, Homelessness
The Los Angeles County will be voting on a discretionary state law that enables court-ordered treatment for people struggling with serious mental illnesses. Laura's Law, which was passed in 2002...more

Obamacare Should Help More People with Mental Health Care Issues
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

Mental Health Care for Homeless Youth
Mental health is among the many concerns that affect homeless youth. However, the availability and accessibility to its treatment is limited. Kate J. Hodgson of the School of Psychology at UK's...more

Addressing Sexuality among People Suffering from Dementia
A new research focuses on the issue of sexual expression amongst people with dementia. The study is led by Griffith University researcher Dr. Cindy Jones. The Department of Health and Aging and...more






Social Entrepreneurship
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Why Social Enterprises Add Value to the Community


Why Social Enterprises Add Value to the Community

The term 'social entrepreneurs’ can seem vague, but essentially it refers to people who show that by thinking and acting in a different way, communities can be improved.


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