Posted on June 13, 2016 by Webtypo
This June 9, 2016 article found on the Medical Xpress website talks about some of the assumptions made regarding minorities and behavioral health treatment and explains some of the things that could be done to improve the situation so that minorities receive equal care comparable to what is received by other populations.
Filed under: Addiction, Advocacy and Awareness, Issues, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Minorities, Minority Mental Health Awareness, Treatment and Support, United States, Whole health | Tagged: addiction, addiction treatment, Behavioral Health care for Minorities, Mental Health, Mental health among Minorities, Mental Health Care for Minorities, Mental Illness, mental wellness, Minorities, minority, minority groups, Minority Mental Health, Minority Mental Health Care, minority populations, Research, research assumptions, research assumptions about Miniorities, treatment | Comments Off on “Faulty assumptions behind persistent racial/ethnic disparities in behavioral health care”
Posted on November 25, 2014 by Webtypo
This November 24, 2014 NBC article talks about the problems with the belief by many in the mental health and addiction communities where they think that smoking is better than doing drugs or somehow helps people cope. the article offers some information about the number of hospitalizations and difficulty managing symptoms of mental illness among those who smoke.
Filed under: Advocacy and Awareness, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Physical Health, Smoking and Tobacco use, Whole health | Tagged: addicted, addiction, cigarettes, cigars, cope, coping, hospitalization, mental disorder, mental health symptom management, mental heath, Mental Illness, mental illness symptom control, mentally ill, physical halth, smoke and cope, smoker, smokers, smoking, smoking and recovery, Tobacco, tobacco and its effect on mental health | Comments Off on “Smoking Not ‘Lesser Evil’ in Mental Health Treatment Settings”
Posted on June 26, 2014 by Webtypo
This June 24, 2014 Montgomery Media article and video on the Montgomery
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yNews.com website talks about the re-dedication of an inpatient treatment facility for helping people with addictions not just with getting into recovery from their addiction, but the facility is also equipped to aid with mental health needs of the person and their family members.
Filed under: Addiction, Inpatient, Mental Health, Physical Health, Treatment and Support, Whole health | Tagged: addiction, alcahol abuse, drug abuse, Pennsylvania, Recovery, Rehabilitation, Substance Abuse, Substance dependence | Comments Off on “Penn Foundation rededicates expanded inpatient facilities for drug, alcohol recovery”
Posted on June 25, 2014 by Webtypo
This June 24, 2014 Miami Herald article found on the Centre Daily Times website talks about gender differences in not only how drugs are processed by men and women, but also talks about some of the treatments and which genders gravitate towards certain ones over other treatments.
Human female pelvis, viewed from front. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Filed under: Addiction, Treatment and Support, Whole health | Tagged: addict, addicted, addiction, alcahol addiction, Alcohol, drug addiction, gender differences in addiction, Health, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, treatment | Comments Off on “Women face gender-specific challenges in fighting addiction and alcoholism”
Posted on April 17, 2014 by Webtypo
This undated article on the Money.co.uk website offers some insight into the financial benefits of quitting smoking.
I am a former smoker myself, and when I quit, I was spending about $150 per month on smokes and was averaging about 4 or 5 cartons per month around the year 2009. I found at that time that cost of items to help me quit was far less than what I was paying per month for smokes. my insurance covered Chantix which worked well for me, so I think I paid $10 or less for my supply of Chantix. I bought lots of hard candy which cost me about $10, but was very helpful when I would get cravings or feel like I needed to be doing something with my hands or mouth to keep them occupied. The first thing I noticed after I quit was that I was less stressed due to financial issues, because I had an extra $150 to work with each month. So even though quitting smoking was challenging, the financial reward was priceless.
A 21 mg dose Nicoderm CQ patch applied to the left arm. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Filed under: Addiction, Awareness, England, Other Countries, Physical Health, Smoking and Tobacco use, Treatment and Support, Whole health | Tagged: addiction, benefits of quitting smoking, Chantix, Health, Quitting, smoking cessation, Substance Abuse, Tobacco | Comments Off on “Giving Up Smoking: The New Way to Get ‘Rich’ Quick?”
Posted on March 2, 2014 by Webtypo
This February 28, 2014 The Morning Call article talks about new bills being proposed by Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey aimed at curbing the rate of drug overdose related to opioid type pain killers.
English: Bob Casey, the junior senator in the United States Senate for the state of Pennsylvania. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Filed under: Addiction, Federal, Laws, Pennsylvania, Proposed bills, State, Whole health | Tagged: addiction, Analgesic, Bob Casey, drug abuse, dui prevention, opioid abus, Oxycodone, Pennsylvania, Prescription drug, prescription drug abuse, Sen. Bob Casey Jr., Substance Abuse | Comments Off on “Casey promoting bills to combat prescription drug abuse”