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2014-05-23 08:24:29

Strengthening local, regional and national efforts to combat illicit and prescription drug use among youth NEW GLASGOW, NS, May 23, 2014 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, the Honourable Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia and Minister of Justice and Attorney General for Canada, today announced $16.1 million in federal funding over three years to help prevent and reduce illicit and prescription drug abuse among youth ages 10 to 24....

2014-05-22 23:15:30

Northeast Delta HSA and Community Leaders Open Dialogue to Discuss Solutions in Mental Health, Addictive Disorder and Developmental Disability Services at Community-Wide Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, May 27; Health Fair to Follow Town Hall Meeting Monroe, LA (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (Northeast Delta HSA) is announcing today a Town Hall meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 27, at the Louisiana Center Against Poverty (LACAP) in Lake Providence, Louisiana....

2014-05-21 23:04:49

Teen addiction and rehabilitation expert discusses the importance of integrating treatment when working with a dual diagnosis patient. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Approximately 8.9 million adults who abuse drugs also have a mental health disorder, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. However, only 7.4 percent of those individuals receive effective treatment for both issues, which leaves many addicts struggling to recover. Johnny Patout, CEO of...

2014-05-21 23:02:58

In its latest blog post Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is looking at the dangerous risks that kids are taking to get high. (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 In its latest blog post Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or...

2014-05-21 12:29:26

~ Leading industry executives will discuss how their companies invest in high school sports and help shape youth through athletics NEW YORK, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids will host a special panel discussion on Thursday, May 29(th) in New York City to explore the role of companies and sports organizations in supporting high school athletics. At the event, leading industry executives will discuss how their corporations invest in high school...

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...

2014-05-19 23:04:10

Pro-Recovery Group Believes that Communication is Key in Families when Talking About Substance Abuse Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 As reported by Desert National News in their article, Derailing Kids: Alcohol and Drugs Send Children As Young As 10 Off-Course (5/18), experts gave their opinion on the importance of communication when it comes to parents educating their kids about drugs at an early age. The article spoke about how young children often imitate the actions of their...

2014-05-19 12:42:01

Henry Ford Health System A vast majority of so-called "super-frequent user" patients who seek care in the Emergency Department (ED) have a substance abuse addiction, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. A patient is considered a super-frequent user who visits the ED at least 10 times a year. ED physicians have long theorized that patients who frequent the ED for their care have a substance abuse addiction. Few studies have actually measured the rate of addiction of these...

2014-05-17 23:00:47

NHL player's actions could set bad example for kids, group says. New York, New York (PRWEB) May 17, 2014 As reported by Fox News in their article Sabres F Konopka Suspended 20 Games (5/15), the forward for the Canadian hockey team The Sabres, Zenon Konopka, has violated the rules of the substance abuse policy for the team. As a result of the violation, Konopka will now have to attend a program for substance abuse treatment and will not be able to play for 20 games. Konopka, who has...

2014-05-16 23:02:50

Group Hopeful That Bill Will Eventually Go Federal Boston, Massachusetts (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 As reported by WCVB Boston in their article Massachusetts Senate Approves Substance Abuse Bill (5/13), the Massachusetts State Senate has passed a bill that would attempt to offset the rapidly increasing drug issues that have made their way up the east coast. Although the bill has the words “substance abuse” in it, it generally aims at trying to cause a decrease in prescription pill abuse....


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