Substance Abuse Counselors

Veterans benefit from pain treatment without drugs

A new study finds a lower risk of adverse post-treatment outcomes among returning military service personnel with chronic pain who received nondrug therapy. Many people returning from military deployment experience physical and mental health issues. These can include chronic pain, post-treatment alcohol use disorder, drug addiction, depression, thoughts of suicide, self-harm, or a combination.…

Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Suicide Prevention Supporting Life Before, During, and After A Suicidal Crisis Suicidal thoughts and behaviors affect people of every race, ethnicity, age, culture, and faith.  This CE course identifies a set of suicide prevention competencies – the recommended attitudes, approaches, and skills for supporting life before, during, and after a…

Trump’s New Substance Abuse Website Pretends Obamacare Doesn’t Exist

The Trump administration isn’t just trying to erase the Affordable Care Act in Congress and the courts. They want to erase it from history. On Wednesday, the White House announced the launch of FindTreatment.gov, a new website from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration that’s designed to help…

Regional trends in overdose deaths reveal multiple opioid epidemics

The United States is suffering from several different simultaneous opioid epidemics, rather than just a single crisis, according to an academic study of deaths caused by drug overdoses. David Peters, an associate professor of sociology at Iowa State University, co-authored the study, which appeared in the academic journal Rural Sociology. Peters…

National Institute on Drug Abuse to hold teleconference discussing key findings of 2019 Monitoring the Future Survey on teen drug use

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will hold a teleconference on Wednesday, December 18, to discuss the results of the 2019 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey. The survey, funded by NIDA and conducted by scientists at the University of Michigan, tracks annual drug use and attitudes among eighth, 10th, and…