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2014-06-23 16:24:59

ORLANDO, Fla., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Registration is open for the 28th annual Alternatives conference, the oldest national mental health conference organized by and for individuals with mental health conditions, to be held October 22-26, 2014, at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, Florida. The conference website is http://alternatives2014.mhasp.org. "The theme - 'Creating the Future: Change, Challenge, Opportunity' - reflects the fact that we who have psychiatric...

2014-06-14 23:03:11

During this LGBT Pride Month, Mountainside is raising awareness about the disproportionate rate of substance abuse in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender population. Canaan, CT (PRWEB) June 14, 2014 During this LGBT Pride Month, Mountainside celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities and the many global contributions they have made. The addiction treatment center also raises awareness about the disproportionate rate of substance abuse in the LGBT population....

2014-06-09 23:07:59

Narconon Freedom Center discusses the problems associated with drunk and drugged driving and issues a warning along with new educational tools to keep your family safe this summer. Albion, Michigan (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 A national survey of the United States done by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration revealed that an estimated 10.3 million people drive under the influence of illegal drugs that year. While many of us are aware of how dangerous drunk driving is,...

2014-06-05 23:10:22

The Single State Authority for the state of Missouri Department of Mental Health is honored by Planning Partners, including Entertainment Industries Council and National Association for the Children of Alcoholics, for outstanding leadership in expanding support for addiction recovery, in strengthening Recovery Month's impact, and in promoting systemic change to foster recovery within the state. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 The Seventh Annual Ramstad/Kennedy award for...

2014-05-28 23:15:12

May is Mental Health Month and what better time to acquaint readers with Peer Operated Centers, or POCs. These centers offer education, support and, perhaps most importantly, hope to those afflicted with serious mental illness. Lexington, Kentucky (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 On May 23, 2014 KYStars for Mental Health presented a day long conference highlighting key components of Kentucky’s 8 Peer Operated Centers, or POCs. So what are POCs and peer specialists? The website for SAMSHA, a...

xanax abuse on the rise
2014-05-24 06:29:47

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a report showing that the abuse of Xanax, also known as Alprazolam, is rising in the US — as is the number of emergency room visits associated with the drug. "We're seeing growth in the number of people who are getting into trouble with these drugs," says Pete Delany, director of SAMHSA's Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality,...

2014-05-23 23:09:26

More mental health treatment opportunities are needed for our veteran and military communities. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 In May, we observe Mental Health Awareness Month, and Destination Hope alcohol and drug rehab in Florida stresses the importance of remembering our military in those discussions. The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) estimates that about 30% of Vietnam Veterans and 11-20% of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars experience post traumatic stress disorder...

2014-05-20 08:32:29

APA survey reveals only 4 percent of Americans know about mental health parity law. WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even though more than one in four Americans (27 percent) have received treatment or therapy from a mental health professional, few people know that health insurers are required to provide coverage for mental health, behavioral health and substance-use disorders that is comparable to coverage for physical health, according to a new survey from the...

2014-05-06 16:32:18

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recently released data shows that older adolescents and young adults with emotional and behavioral health conditions are much more likely to have significant problems with school performance, employment, and housing stability, according to a report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). According to the findings, nearly 8 percent of older adolescents (ages 16 to 17) with co-occurring...

2014-05-06 16:31:50

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recognized Chiara de Blasio, daughter of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, for speaking out about her experience with depression and substance use, and encouraging young people in similar situations to seek help. de Blasio received the special recognition award at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) National Children's Mental Health...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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