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‘Drugged Driving’ Surpasses Drunken Driving

From CNN. To read the full article, click here. ‘Drugged Driving’ Surpasses Drunken Driving Among Drivers Killed in Crashes, Report Finds by Robert Jimison Driving while on drugs was associated with more deaths in 2015 than driving with alcohol in one’s system, a new report found. Still, some safety experts caution that drunken driving remains […]


SAMHSA Funding Available for Substance Abuse & HIV Prevention

From blog.AIDS.gov: SAMHSA Funding Available for Substance Abuse & HIV Prevention Navigator Programs for Racial/Ethnic Minority Young Men The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has announced funding available to support community-based organizations in providing services to those at highest risk for HIV and substance use disorders, especially racial/ethnic males ages 13-24 at […]


Beyond the Data – Opioids and Women

Dr. John Iskander and Dr. Mishka Terplan, discuss how the opioid epidemic is impacting women differently than men. Tune in to hear how women’s gender and biological differences need to be considered when providing care and recommending policy on federal, state, and local levels.         https://youtu.be/jGxbodrkRWo


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for mental illness and opioid addiction treatment in Pennsylvania will take a big hit if the Affordable Care Act is repealed, according to research published this week by Harvard Medical School.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 […]


Congress Is on the Verge of Passing a Landmark Mental Health Bill

From Fortune.com, by Sy Mukherjee The legislation passed the House in a near-unanimous vote. Soon after the 2012 massacre of 20 schoolchildren and six adults in Newtown, Conn., advocacy groups called for nationwide reforms on two major issues: gun violence prevention and mental health care. While progress on the former remains elusive in a sharply […]