Work and Well-Being: A Guide for Addiction Professionals This booklet identifies common workplace stressors for addiction professionals and offers evidence-based, practical strategies and resources to promote healthy lifestyles and productive professional lives. It is intended to assist agencies to create supportive work environments as well as provide guidance to employees on enhancing their own well-being. […]
From Fortune. Click here to see the original article. By Natasha Back Today is World Mental Health Day, which aims to raise awareness about mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts to support mental health. This year’s theme is mental health in the workplace, looking at how our workplace experience can be improved to promote mental […]
From NIH NIDA. To see the original article, click here. Science Spotlight New research suggests that marijuana users may be more likely than nonusers to misuse prescription opioids and develop prescription opioid use disorder. The study was conducted by researchers at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, […]
From SAMHSA. To read the original press release, click here. Friday, September 29, 2017 New federal mandatory guidelines for workplace drug testing will become effective on October 1, 2017, and will include the authority to test for four semi-synthetic opioids: oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone, and hydromorphone. These are prescription opioid pain medications that have commonly known […]
This documentary was produced by the ATTC Center of Excellence on Behavioral Health for Pregnant and Postpartum Women and Their Families (2017). To learn more about family-centered care, visit: attcppwtools.org • shieldsforfamilies.org • BringThemAll.org To view the video on vimeo, go to https://vimeo.com/233560293.
From the NY Times. Click here to view original article and graphs. by Josh Katz The first governmental account of nationwide drug deaths in 2016 shows overdose deaths growing even faster than previously thought. Drug overdoses killed roughly 64,000 people in the United States last year, according to the first governmental account of nationwide drug deaths to […]
From the Washington Post. Click here to read the entire article. Alcoholism Is on the Rise by Christopher Ingraham A new study published in JAMA Psychiatry this month finds that the rate of alcohol use disorder, or what’s colloquially known as “alcoholism,” rose by a shocking 49 percent in the first decade of the 2000s. One […]
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From HIV.gov. To read the blog in it’s entirety, click here: by Richard Wolitski, Director, OHAIDP & Nathan Fecik, Public Health Advisor, OHAIDP According to guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we all should have been tested for HIV at least once in our lives. The National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) includes, as one of its […]
From NIH: NIH has a new digital press kit on the opioids crisis, with information, images, and videos. https://www.nih.gov/news-events/opioids-digital-press-kit