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Community support can promote lifelong recovery for people with substance use disorders or mental health crisis: Benjamin Boche

CLEVELAND — One in five Americans suffers from a mental health condition in any given year, yet 56% of those people do not receive treatment. Many have concurrent mental illness and substance use disorder. Addressing the range of care and service options, from prevention and screening to early intervention and treatment of mental health and …

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SBIRT helps treat substance use disorders in teens

SBIRT helps treat substance use disorders in teens

New research shows that SBIRT – screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment for substance abuse – is effective in preventing substance use among adolescents in a variety of clinical settings. In a collection of 12 articles published as a supplement to the Journal of Adolescent Healththe investigators offered new insights into the role of …

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Punitive policies for substance use in pregnancy linked to worst obstetric care

According to a cross-sectional study, women who lived in states where policies punished women for substance use during pregnancy received worse prenatal and postpartum care. Patients in states that viewed substance use during pregnancy as a form of child abuse, or required providers to report pregnant women who used substances, began prenatal care at a …

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