Tag Archives: covid pandemic

mHealth apps for depression: overcoming the challenges

(This is part 1 of a 3-part series on mHealth apps. Parts 2 and 3 will be released shortly—Editor’s note.) In the United States, an estimated 21% of adults (52.9 million) have suffered from a mental health disorder in a given year.1 The response to behavioral health needs in American …

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Calls to overhaul methadone distribution grow, but clinics resist

This story originally appeared at KHN. Days typically start early for patients undergoing opioid addiction treatment at Denver Recovery Group’s six methadone clinics in Colorado. They get up before dawn. Some take three buses to a clinic at 5 a.m. for a 15-minute chat with a counselor and their daily …

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Boracay Rehab Group: Beach is safe for swimming

BORACAY—The Boracay Interagency Rehabilitation Management Group (BIARMG) said on Saturday that the presence of green algae along the island’s coast was a natural phenomenon and not a sign of a decline in water quality. In a press release, the BIARMG specifies that algae proliferate normally during the dry season. “It’s …

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Children at Risk: Cuts in Alcohol Addiction Treatment Coincident with Rise in Parental Heavy Drinking | UK News

Millions of children are at risk due to an increase in heavy drinking among adults, combined with cuts to alcohol services. An estimated 2.6 million children in the UK live with at least one parent who drinks too much. An all-party parliamentary group on children of alcoholics has found excessive …

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On a mission to relieve chronic pain | MIT News

About 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, which interferes with their daily lives, social interactions and ability to work. Professor Fan Wang of MIT wants to develop new ways to help alleviate this pain, by studying and potentially modifying the pain control mechanisms of the brain. His recent work …

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Can we prevent Internet addiction in high school?

An intervention based on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has found moderate success in preventing gambling and internet addiction among at-risk young people, according to German researchers. Compared to a control group, adolescents who participated in the PROTECT intervention experienced a significantly greater reduction in symptoms related to gambling disorder and disordered …

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Senator Collins asks the experts about the COV…

Click HERE to watch Senator Collins’ Q&A with Dr. Prinstein on children’s mental health. Click HERE to watch Senator Collins’ Q&A with Ms. Goldsby on non-fatal overdoses. washington d.c. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), a member of the Senate Health Committee, interviewed mental health and addictions experts during a …

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Alcohol in the Pandemic: Stable for Women, Declining for Men – 2022 – Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly

A new RAND study found that alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic declined among men, while it remained stable among women. In general, alcohol-related problems have increased during the pandemic, by 49% for women and 69% for men, but the reasons for the problems remain unclear. The results were published …

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Woman reflects on costs of alcoholism as Wisconsin loses more lives

Jenny has spent most of her life in Wisconsin, but she hasn’t always been in contact with alcohol. His parents didn’t drink much. She thought of herself as the type of student who would go out on weekends, but she would never pass out. Then that changed. In her thirties, …

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Governor Hochul Announces Award of More Than $3.7 Million to Support Addiction Services Across New York State

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced more than $3.7 million to expand evidence-based addiction prevention services across New York State. The funding has been awarded to providers in each of New York State’s ten economic development regions and will support prevention providers whose services have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 …

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Deans highlight the power of collaborations to impact the health of Ohioans

Three of Ohio University’s colleges have a significant impact on the state’s healthcare system. By working together and with a variety of external partners, they show how powerful such collaborations can be. The Deans of the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, the College of Health Sciences and Professions, and the …

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Complex rehab is ‘beyond the challenge’ right now

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Arguably all HME vendors have been impacted by supply chain constraints, but complex rehab vendors have faced additional complexities, they say. “The typical complex rehab product we supply includes components from three to five manufacturers,” said Mike Swinford, CEO of Numotion. “It may have a base from …

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Addiction and mental health treatment programs struggle to find staff amid COVID outbreak

With the surge in coronavirus infections in Massachusetts, some addiction and mental health treatment programs are particularly affected. Many are reverting to the policies put in place at the start of the pandemic, such as telemedicine. Some have stopped accepting new patients altogether. The High Point Treatment Center, headquartered in …

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Telehealth May Reduce Barriers to Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders

The drugs approved by the FDA, which include buprenorphine, are considered the gold standard for the treatment of opioid use disorders (OUD). Yet only 1 in 9 people with OUD receive these drugs, which are highly regulated by the federal government. After the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Drug …

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Maritime Brewers and Winemakers Go Dry January Trend with Alcohol-Free Options

With the end of 2021, some residents of the Maritimes expect another “dry” year, where people cut alcohol for the month of January. It’s a growing trend that some local brewers and wine growers are trying to follow. “I believe there is definitely a place for an extraordinary sensory experience …

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Fancy a dry January? Here’s what you need to know about abstaining from alcohol for a month.

Stopping drinking for a month after the excesses of the holiday season – otherwise known as dry January – has become a popular New Year’s resolution. And this year, although the stress of the pandemic and a new variant could make an even more tempting nightcap, experts say it’s always …

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NDP Introduces Bill to Tackle Overdose Crisis and Save Lives “Canada’s NDP

OTTAWA – More than 20,000 Canadians have died of overdoses in the past five years, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, the opioid overdose epidemic has worsened further. Yesterday NDP Mental Health and Addiction Critic Gord Johns introduced a private member’s bill to tackle this emergency by decriminalizing personal possession and …

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Duke Energy Provides $ 255,000 to Address Addiction and Mental Health Needs in Indiana Communities | Duke Energy

GrAnts will fund mental health and addiction services supporting Hoosiers in Bartholomew, Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin, Hamilton, Hancock, Howard, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Lawrence, Monroe, Ohio, Ripley, Switzerland, Tippecanoe counties and Wabash. PLAINFIELD, Ind. – The Duke Energy Foundation today awarded nine grants totaling $ 255,000 to programs that help communities …

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Detox program more “carrots”, less stick

TURN A NEW SHEET In Caloocan City, drug addicts are on a new path to recovery during the pandemic, selling fresh produce to their neighbors and friends. It helps them stay sober and preoccupied while earning a living for their family. —KRIXIA SUBING SUBING MANILA, Philippines – They switch from …

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St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Receives $ 1.125 Million to Improve Access to Behavioral Health Services Livonia, Michigan (MI), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

Additional funding to help expand mental health awareness and treatment in Chelsea and surrounding communities CHELSEA, MI, (November 2, 2021) – St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea announced that it has received a $ 625,000 Mental Health Awareness and Training (MHAT) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and …

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The big read: As ‘pandemic consumption’ hits the world, some Singaporeans turn to alcohol to cope with boredom and stress of COVID-19

In response to questions, the IMH’s National Addictions Management Service (Nams) said it had not seen any significant increase in cases of alcohol dependence during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, Dr Desmond Wai, a specialist in liver and gastrointestinal diseases at a private hospital, said he had seen more cases of …

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Alcohol Shortages on North Carolina Shelves Grab Legislature’s Attention | North Carolina News

RALEIGH, NC (AP) – Persistent alcohol shortages on the shelves of local liquor control stores have prompted North Carolina lawmakers to question ABC’s current top official and distribution entrepreneur. But after a hearing on Wednesday, the House ABC committee chairman leading the discussion remained frustrated, media reported. “I’m probably more …

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QA: Federal Way City Council Job 2 Candidates

The Federal Way Mirror asked Federal Way city council candidates a few questions about their priorities and plans if elected. Read the candidates’ responses for Position 2 below. The Mirror’s 2021 nominee debate will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 13 at Twin Lakes Golf …

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Liberty University Launches World’s First Center for Mental Health, Addiction and Recovery

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) – Liberty University is launching the first global center of its kind for mental health, addiction and recovery. This center will combine academic departments and multiple campus resources to work together on strategic partnerships and alliances that advance research and deliver education, training, advocacy and services. “The …

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Prevent Addiction by Door-to-Door for Unwanted Drugs: Washington Goes Purple Hosts Drug Recovery Walk | WDVM25 and DCW50

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WDVM) – Expired or even unwanted drugs could put people at risk for drug addiction. In western Maryland, Washington Goes Purple, which is an addiction prevention and awareness organization, went door-to-door alongside members of the Hagerstown Police and Fire Departments for their first march drug recovery since the …

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Alcohol deaths in England increased by 20% in 2020

During the pandemic, sales of alcohol in supermarkets increased – as did deaths from alcoholic illnesses. / Gary Parkinson During the pandemic, sales of alcohol in supermarkets increased – as did deaths from alcoholic illnesses. / Gary Parkinson The number of people in England dying from alcoholic diseases increased by …

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Addiction Recovery Programs Advance | Local News

Drug overdoses in Tennessee increased in the COVID-19 pandemic year of 2020. Agencies providing drug treatment are moving forward with recovery programs, members of the Greene County Anti-Drug Coalition said Thursday. More than 20 members of the coalition met in person for the first time in more than 16 months …

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As opioid crisis accelerates, Senators Markey and Braun reintroduce bipartisan legislation to improve prescriber education and demand warning label on opioid addictive drugs

Over 93000 Americans died of overdoses in 2020, highest number on record Opioid-related overdose deaths increased from 50,963 in 2019 to 69,710 in 2020 Washington (July 15, 2021) – Today, Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) And Mike Braun (R-Ind.) Reintroduced two laws to help fight the opioid epidemic by improving …

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Thai Airways removes legal hurdles to launch rehabilitation plan

BANGKOK – A Thai court formally approved Thai Airways International’s rehabilitation plan on Tuesday, removing all legal hurdles to put the plan into action. “The central bankruptcy court has issued an order approving Thai Airways International’s business recovery plan,” the airline said in a statement. “Plan administrators and all employees …

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The global soft drinks market is expected to reach

Newark, NJ, May 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – According to the report published by Fior Markets, the global soft drinks market is expected to increase from $ 923.06 million in 2020 and reach $ 1,732.7 billion by 2028, with a CAGR of 8.19% during the forecast period 2021-2028. The non-alcoholic …

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SEPTA is testing a new way to help people with addiction

If you take the Market-Frankford line from SEPTA to Somerset station and exit onto Kensington Avenue, you might run into someone like Kenneth Harris. He is an outreach specialist for Merakey, a social service agency that recently partnered with the authority to help people struggling with homelessness and substance abuse …

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Tampa Bay opioid crisis escalates during pandemic

Every day, three people in the Tampa Bay area die of an opioid overdose in what is described as “the epidemic within the pandemic” – the peak in opioid use associated with COVID-19. To solve the problem, the Tampa Bay Partnership, a coalition of regional business leaders, recently launched a …

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Restaurants continue to push for permanent take-out alcohol

The New York restaurant industry continues to pressure lawmakers to permanently expand take-out alcohol provisions in the state, which has proven to be a lifeline for many establishments in difficulty during the COVID-19 pandemic. The New York Restaurant Association is set to release a new survey on Monday that found …

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House OKs removing purchase permits to buy handguns

RALEIGH, NC (AP) – The long practice in North Carolina of county sheriffs granting permits to local residents before they can purchase a handgun would end under legislation approved by the House on Wednesday night. The North Carolina Sheriffs Association supported the repeal of the gun purchase license – a …

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LA County Launches Small Business Loan Program

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles County Development Authority today launched a small business loan program to help prevent job losses and business closings amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Small Business Stabilization Loan Program is funded by $ 10 million from the US Economic Development Administration through a federal …

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Sunil Dewali, COO, Andromeda Loans

1. Why did you decide to get into the loan business? Fortunately, accidentally! In the 1990s I was looking for a job and what better place to start than the world of financial services? I am a self-sufficient person and started my career as a salesperson and continue to remain …

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PayPal and FlexiLoans.com to offer unsecured loans to MSMEs

Bombay (Maharashtra) [India], April 6 (ANI): Global digital payments leader PayPal on Tuesday entered into a partnership with FlexiLoans.com, a leading digital lending platform to provide freelancers, women entrepreneurs, sole proprietors and MSMEs with business loans without warranty. Through the partnership, PayPal said it further reaffirms its commitment to democratize …

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More women invested in alternative loans in 2020

The number of women investing in alternative loans in Europe has increased dramatically during 2020, new research shows. According to alternative investment market Mintos, women now constitute 15% of its total investor base – a 43% increase year-over-year. Mintos found that Estonia had the highest proportion of female new investors, …

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