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Mental health and substance abuse issues common among non-psychiatric emergency room patients

Mental health and substance abuse issues common among non-psychiatric emergency room patients

INDIANAPOLIS and BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – A new study by researchers at Indiana University has found that about 45% of patients who go to the emergency department for physical injuries and ailments also have mental health and drug use issues. substances that are often overlooked. It also found that patients who reported high levels of suicidal …

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Smoking and insurance coverage appear to be linked in people with mental disorders and substance abuse

Smoking and insurance coverage appear to be linked in people with mental disorders and substance abuse

Policy reforms that expand insurance coverage can play a supportive role in discouraging smoking among adults with mental disorders and/or substance abuse. Despite an overall decline in smoking in the United States over the past 50 years, people with mental health and substance use disorders (MH/SUD) have shown less reduction in smoking than people without …

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Substance abuse treatment intervention linked to greater long-term health care engagement

November 14, 2022 3 minute read Source/Disclosures Disclosures: Iturralde reports that the study was funded by a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Please see the study for relevant financial information from all other authors. ADD A SUBJECT TO EMAIL ALERTS Receive an email when new articles are published on Please provide your …

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Single-income families may experience more depressive symptoms than parents in dual-income families

New intervention helps substance abuse patients better manage their health

Kaiser Permanente researchers found. The study, published in Open JAMA Network on Nov. 10, was a 5-year follow-up to the LINKAGE trial, which studied 503 patients at a Kaiser Permanente substance abuse outpatient clinic in San Francisco between 2011 and 2013. The LINKAGE trial compared outcomes for patients who received patient activation training with others …

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Single-income families may experience more depressive symptoms than parents in dual-income families

New intervention helps substance abuse patients better manage their health

Kaiser Permanent researchers have found. The study, published in Open JAMA Network on Nov. 10, was a 5-year follow-up to the LINKAGE trial, which studied 503 patients at a Kaiser Permanente substance abuse outpatient clinic in San Francisco between 2011 and 2013. The LINKAGE trial compared outcomes for patients who received patient activation training with …

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Assessment identifies mental health and substance use as ongoing concerns in Grand Forks community

Assessment identifies mental health and substance use as ongoing concerns in Grand Forks community

GRAND FORKS – Mental health, addictions and transportation are among the top ongoing concerns of community members in Grand Forks and Polk Counties, according to the most recent Community Health Assessment released in Grand Forks. The assessment, released last week by Grand Forks Public Health, Altru and the UND Masters of Public Health Program, is …

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The current crisis of substance use disorders demands federal and state policy responses: Brian Lane and Daniel Lettenberger-Klein

CLEVELAND – The substance use disorder crisis in our region and across the country is not going away. In fact, it’s getting worse and worse. Ohio State is ground zero for opioid overdose deaths, leading the nation with an overdose death rate of 38.3 per 100,000, compared to 21.6 per 100,000 nationally. And it’s not …

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