Tags: "mental health"

10 May
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It’s National Prevention Week!

It's National Prevention Week (NPW)! This annual health observance week is sponsored by SAMHSA to increase awareness and action for substance use prevention and promotion of positive mental health.

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21 Oct
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New Resources!

Check out and share the following three new resources: The Impacts of COVID-19 on Substance Use, Opioid Overdose, and Treatment; Substance Use and Mental Health Implications for the Workplace; and Kratom.

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09 Sep
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Medical Marijuana No Panacea for Those Suffering With Mood and Anxiety Disorders and PTSD

Dr. Sharif Mohr, epidemiologist for Drug Free America Foundation remarked, “It is the tragic height of irony that PTSD is an approved condition for medical marijuana recommendations in many states. More and more evidence continues to emerge that marijuana is ...

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09 Sep
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Dr. Mohr’s Research Blog: Study Finds Marijuana Use Worsens PTSD Symptoms

A recent study found that marijuana use predicted worsening PTSD symptoms and higher likelihood of suicidal ideation and behavior in a cohort of military personnel considered to be at high risk for PTSD.

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27 Mar
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New Study From the UK Confirms Link Between Daily Marijuana Use and Psychosis

New study illustrates the impact of marijuana use on population rates of psychosis; Daily marijuana users three times more likely to have a diagnosis of first episode psychosis; rises to five times more likely with high potency marijuana.

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05 Feb
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Review of ‘Tell Your Children’ by Alex Berenson

Tell Your Children is a well-written, well-researched, and easy to read book that outlines the relationship between marijuana use, mental illness, and violence. Berenson marshals the evidence and lays out his case in a compelling manner that is largely grounded ...

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17 Aug
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Psychosis often the effect of long-term, recreational marijuana use

Diego was a 20-year-old college junior who was brought to the emergency room by the police. They were called by his resident advisor for bizarre behavior in the dormitory. Diego was anxious, frequently glancing around the room, and talked in ...

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