Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other News
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Helping Up Mission, a Baltimore homeless shelter that provides housing, food and services to help its 500 members shake their long-term addictions, holds its Veterans Day steak dinner to thank the...more
The Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has announced the creation of the Office of Tribal Affairs and Policy (OTAP) to...more
A current study, "Neural mechanisms of high-risk decisions-to-drink in alcohol-dependent women," looks into the brain activity of alcohol-dependent women compared to women who were not...more
Recently, states of Kansas and Texas have conducted suspicion-based drug testing for TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) and Unemployment Insurance applicants.
However, evidence found...more
According to a new Surgeon General's report, a total of 5.6 million children alive today in the U.S. under age 18 will die prematurely from smoking-related diseases unless current smoking rates...more
In a study published in the current issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, a novel composite measure that comprises of 29 alcohol policies reveals that a strong alcohol policy...more
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
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
The 'Homelessness to Recovery' football tournament is intended to help people recovering from addiction and homelessness.
The tournament brought teams from across the North East area and even a...more
Women who suffered from physical, emotional, or sexual abuse early in life is more inclined to bear children with autism.
The Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) conducted the study, led by...more