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Category: Behavioral Health

Is it Harm Reduction or the Process of Recovery

As resources expand to address our nation’s growing substance use disorder (SUD) crisis, public health policymakers are rapidly adopting new approaches to meeting patients “where they are.” Although less controversial…
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Medication Assisted Treatment Toolkit for Counselors

The following link is for the DHCS Medication Assisted Treatment Toolkit for Counselors: https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.31/79g.4d1.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Medication-Assisted-Treatment-Toolkit-for-Counselors.pdf

Get Rid Of Your SUD Student Loans!

LRP SUD student debt no more! An amazing opportunity has arisen from The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). They just released the FY 2021 Application and Program Guidance for…
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Critical Improvements to Behavioral Health Services in California Getting Ready to Take Place

California Assemblyman Jim Wood has set out to initiate significant and positive change with the introduction and hopeful passing of Assembly Bill 942. The bill will implement behavioral health components…
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Enough is Enough: We Must Help Our Youth in Need

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The suicide rates among youth in California has continued to rise over…
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Dire Straits: Substance Use Disorder Workforce in Crisis, Legislators Race to improve current Workforce and expand Future Workforce

We must not forget how the pandemic’s social isolation affected people suffering from a SUD. Executive Director of Soroptimist House of Hope, Inc. Rebecca Norton says, “Addiction is running rampant…
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Truth in Advertising: We Must Eliminate False Advertising and Marketing in Addiction Treatment!

People living with a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and their families are a vulnerable population that can unfortunately be taken advantage of by unethical treatment facilities. Senate Bill 434 (SB…
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Addiction Neuroscience 101

Dr. R. Corey Waller goes into great detail on the neurology of addiction. He explains the levels of dopamine for motivation for someone who does not do drugs, and then…
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Virtual Reality: Is Peer Support Tele-Health the future of recovery support?

Representatives Tony Cardenas (CA-29) and Paul Tonko (NY-20) introduced the Virtual Community Support Act last week. The act is aimed to strengthen community-based and peer support services virtually both during…
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Words Matter

The words we use can leave a long-lasting impression on someone.