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Is just not drinking or drugging enough? | MENTAL HEALTH

By Vikki Adams When substance abuse touches many families, the family just “wants it to stop,” but is that really enough? Depending on how much and how often an individual has been using drugs and alcohol (including the perceived legal ones such as over-the-counter or prescription drugs, Herbal Incense, K-2…

The cost of poor mental health at work

The Guardian The issue of mental health is still being brushed under the carpet in too many workplaces, with many employees afraid to speak out before their mental health problems escalate and result in long-term absence or even unemployment. Research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development finds one…

Patient safety is key when it comes to opioid abuse

By Richmond County Medical Society The management of any patient’s pain is highly individualistic. This is due, in part, to the difficulty involved in defining someone’s pain and the actual goals of therapy. The management of chronic pain occurs within the broader context of health care, including psychosocial function and…