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Focus on Prevention - Strategies and Programs to Prevent Substance Use By U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Misuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs is a problem throughout the United States. Communities vary greatly in the specific problems they face, the groups affected by those problems, and the... More > events that rouse people to take action. In addition to having different problems and priorities, some communities have more resources and experience with locally based prevention activities than others. Yet, with a “can do” approach and a bit of guidance, any community can have success in implementing strategies and programs to prevent substance use. This is where Focus on Prevention can help. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), has developed this guide as a starting point to help a wide range of groups and communities move from concerns about substance use to proven and practical solutions.< Less
Anger Management for Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Clients: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Manual (Updated 2019) By U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Anger and substance use disorders often co-occur, increasing the risk for negative consequences such as physical aggression, self-harm, distressed relationships, loss of a job, or criminal justice... More > involvement. According to a 2014 meta-analysis of 23 studies, nearly half of people who committed homicides were under the influence of alcohol and 37 percent were intoxicated (Kuhns, Exum, Clodfelter, & Bottia, 2014). Anger, violence, and associated traumatic stress can often correlate with the initiation of drug and alcohol use and can be a consequence of substance use. Individuals who experience traumatic events, for example, may experience anger and act violently, as well as misuse drugs or alcohol.< Less
Employee Self-Care Plan By Rachael Walton & Elivate Mental Health Network
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An employee self-care plan can be a valuable tool for individuals wanting to improve occupational health and wellbeing. Employers are becoming more aware of their responsibility to care for the... More > health and wellbeing of their staff and mental health is no exception. Self-care is often recommended by health professionals to minimise the risk of injury and illness at home and at work. It achieves this by helping people identify activities that support their wellbeing.< Less
The “People Power” Health Superbook: Book 23. Green Health Guide (People Get Sick & Die from Chemicals & Pollution) By Tony Kelbrat
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The Natural Law of the Universe is be who you were born to be, take what you need and leave the rest. I got sick from the sulphites in lemon juice then I started getting headaches from something. ... More > I think it was aspartame in pop. I got Dr. Hulda Clark's book Cure for all Cancers and when I read it, I thought she was obsessed with being pure away from all the chemicals in industrial products but she did what nobody else has done. She catalogs almost every product in existence and tells you what's wrong with it. The modern capitalist industries will not tell you if their products contain materials that are toxic to your health. You have to learn these things for yourself then decide how dangerous all that stuff is and if it's a risk to your longevity and quality of life. For practical books about green living, try #640 or HF5413 at the library. Environmental books are at #304, #333.72-99 or S930 at the library. There may be a few at #363.700 or GE60.< Less
Environmental Cleaning for the Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections By U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Background: The cleaning of hard surfaces in hospital rooms is essential for reducing the risk of healthcare-associated infections. Many methods are available for cleaning and monitoring cleanliness,... More > but their comparative effectiveness is not well understood. Purpose: This Technical Brief summarizes the evidence base addressing environmental cleaning of high-touch surfaces in hospital rooms and highlights future research directions.< Less
Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit For High Schools By U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools was funded by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to help high schools, school districts, and their partners... More > design and implement strategies to prevent suicide and promote behavioral health among their students. The information and tools in this toolkit will help schools and their partners: •• Assess their ability to prevent suicide among students and respond to suicides that may occur •• Understand strategies that can help students who are at risk for suicide •• Understand how to respond to the suicide of a student or other member of the school community ••< Less
First-Episode Psychosis and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders: (Evidence-Based Resource Guide Series) By U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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This guide contains a foreword and five chapters. The chapters are modular and do not need to be read in order. Each chapter is designed to be brief and accessible to health care providers, health... More > care system administrators, community members, and others working to meet the needs of individuals at risk for, experiencing, or recovering from a substance use disorder and/or mental illness. The goal of this guide is to review the literature on treating substance misuse and substance use disorders in the context of first-episode psychosis, distill the research into recommendations for practice, and provide examples of the ways that these recommendations can be implemented by first-episode psychosis treatment programs.< Less
Addressing Viral Hepatitis in People With Substance Use Disorders: Treatment Improvement Protocol Series (TIP 53) By U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Introduction: An estimated 3.5–5.3 million people in the United States live with chronic viral hepatitis (Institute of Medicine [IOM], 2010). Viral hepatitis is often a silent disease whose... More > symptoms and signs become evident only after the disease has caused severe liver damage. The symptoms of hepatitis can take decades to manifest, so many people who are infected with hepatitis are unaware that they have the disease and therefore do not seek treatment. As a result, between 2010 and 2020, an estimated 150,000 people in the United States could die of liver cancer or other hepatitis-related liver disease (IOM, 2010). For many of these people, substance use will be a major factor that contributes to or worsens their hepatitis-related outcomes. All people who use or have used illicit substances are at risk of contracting viral hepatitis. Injection drug use (IDU) is the primary way of contracting hepatitis C, and people who use substances are at risk for contracting other forms of viral hepatitis.< Less
Brief Interventions and Brief Therapies For Substance Abuse: Treatment Improvement Protocol Series (TIP 34) By U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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This Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) responds to an increasing body of research literature that documents the effectiveness of brief interventions and therapies in both the mental health and... More > substance abuse treatment fields. The general purpose of this document is to link research to practice by providing counselors and therapists in the substance abuse treatment field with up-to-date information on the usefulness of these innovative and shorter forms of treatment for selected subpopulations of people with substance abuse disorders and those at risk of developing them. The TIP will also be useful for health care workers, social service providers who work outside the substance abuse treatment field, people in the criminal justice system, and anyone else who may be called on to intervene with a person who has substance abuse problems. Brief interventions and brief therapies have become increasingly important modalities in the treatment of individuals across the substance abuse continuum.< Less
The Dementias: Hope Through Research (Revised December 2017) By U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Dementia is the loss of cognitive functioning—the ability to think, remember, or reason—to such an extent that it interferes with a person’s daily life and activities. These... More > functions include memory, language skills, visual perception, problem solving, self-management, and the ability to focus and pay attention. Some people with dementia cannot control their emotions, and their personalities may change. Dementia ranges in severity from the mildest stage, when it is just beginning to affect a person’s functioning, to the most severe stage, when the person must depend completely on others for basic activities of daily living. Age is the primary risk factor for developing dementia. For that reason, the number of people living with dementia could double in the next 40 years as the number of Americans age 65 and older increases from 48 million today to more than 88 million in 2050. Regardless of the form of dementia, the personal, economic, and societal demands can be devastating.< Less

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