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The Almost Addicted  

Where substance use may be disrupting one's relationships and showing signs of worsening, it may be an "almost addiction." A new book makes the case for attending to the regular user whose habit causes pain but fails to meet the criteria of addiction.

Helping Those in Need Find Counseling

Just about everyone knows a friend or relative who has shown signs of emotional or behavioral turmoil. Yet trying to reach that person can sometimes feel overwhelming. Author Dr. Mark Komrad offers guidance on helping others find help.

U.S. Unprepared for Behavioral Health Needs of Aging Adults, NIM Warns

The U.S. healthcare system is understaffed and unprepared to deal with the rising number of aging baby boomers in need of mental health and substance use treatment, according to a National Institute of Medicine report.

Hazelden Launches Recovery Support App

The new app offers videos, recovery tools, and instant access to sponsors for people moving from active treatment through the early stages of recovery. Learn more

Dual Diagnosis: The Status of Treating Co-Occurring Disorders in The U.S.

At least 50 to 75 percent of Americans seeking treatment for a substance abuse problem also have a co-occurring mental health disorder, according to the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). However, training of professionals for treating dual diagnoses in the field is not as frequent as its prevalence among Americans.

Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Leaders Join Forces

FIR logoThe leading organizations in mental health and addiction treatment — including Hazelden, the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, NAADAC, and others — announce that they have joined forces to advance a model of integrated treatment. The collaboration,

Focus on Integrated Recovery, has taken action to define the model for integrated treatment delivery and provide information and resources for its successful implementation across treatment organizations. Learn more

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Helping Clients Understand
the Role of Medication

Medications can help in managing symptoms of mental illness, but many clients remain reluctant. A few approaches can open a dialog on prescription medications.

Research

Treating Depression, Anxiety Reduces Risk of Substance Abuse in Youth

Treating depression in adolescents can head off the risk of substance abuse, indicate two recent studies.  Youth who'd received effective short-term treatment for depression were significantly less likely to begin to abuse substances.

 
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This webinar provides an overview of FIT and explains its role in providing the tools and training needed to become certified to treat clients with co-occurring disorders.
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