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Opioid Crisis: NIH Launches New Push to Fight Epidemic

From NBC News. To read the full article, click here. by Maggie Fox The National Institutes of Health announced a new push Wednesday to fight the opioid crisis, with fresh efforts to develop better drugs to fight addiction, to treat pain, and to stop overdoses. The giant agency — the world’s biggest funder of medical […]


ACA’s repeal would devastate fight against opioid addiction, researchers find

From The Morning Call: ACA’s repeal would devastate fight against opioid addiction, researchers find by Sam Kennedy Funding for mental illness and opioid addiction treatment in Pennsylvania will take a big hit if the Affordable Care Act is repealed, according to research published this week by Harvard Medical School. More than 181,000 Pennsylvania residents with […]


Community Discussion to Address Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Use with President Obama

On October 21, 2015, the President hosted a community discussion on the prescription drug abuse and heroin epidemic in Charleston, WV. Communities in West Virginia and in states across the country have been developing and implementing responses that involve all sectors of their communities. As part of today’s event, the President announced federal, state, local and private […]


Book Review: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit is a short, yet powerful book that examines the fundamentals of habit formation and asserts that habits are the core of daily behavior.  For decades, habit formation and habit modification have mesmerized psychologists and neurologists alike. The author himself gained a keen interest in habits while reporting in Iraq […]


Spotlight on the SAMHSA Store

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has an extensive online store with many timely publications available. According to press releases from 2011, this store replaced the National Clearinghouse on Alcohol and Drug Information, the National Mental Health Information Center, and the SAMHSA Health Information Network. The SAMHSA Store landing page displays several […]


Film Review: Off-Label

Off-Label, this feature film’s title, refers to the practice by some physicians of prescribing a legal drug for a condition or disease for which the drug has not been specifically approved. Off-Label is quite different from what might be expected for an educational documentary. Rather than presenting a lot of facts or statistics in a […]


Fight Like a Girl Film Review

At first glance, the feature-length documentary “Fight Like A Girl” might be dismissed as a film simply about women’s boxing without any relevance to the behavioral health community. However, a closer look reveals that it provides many important insights about PTSD and the lasting impact of childhood trauma. This film could also inspire valuable discussion […]

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What You Should Know About Seeing Your Doctor

What You Should Know About  Seeing Your Doctor Most health plans give you the best deal on services when you see a doctor who has a contract with your health plan. While you may be able to see doctors who don’t contract with your plan, visiting an “in network” provider usually means you will have lower […]


September is Recovery month – find out where you can join the celebration in your area

SAMHSA defines recovery from alcohol and drug problems as “a process of change through which an individual achieves abstinence and improved health, wellness, and quality of life.”  Below are highlighted some of the many recovery events occurring this month in the Central East ATTC Region to celebrate the gift of recovery. Maryland Metropolitan Baltimore’s 7th […]