Peer support is probably most often thought of as an intervention for people suffering with substance use and mental health conditions. But Sue Bergeson, MBA, Annapolis Coalition board member, discusses the role of peer support for people with mental conditions who are facing physical health challenges. In her recent blog for the magazine Behavioral Healthcare,Continue Reading.
The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) report from a five-year study of its workforce, which was heavily utilized in the above SAMHSA report, calls attention to many needed changes in the substance use disorders (SUD) workforce, including improved technology capabilities, greater recruitment of a diverse workforce, and an overall increase in the number of SUDContinue Reading.
Substance Use Disorders in the U.S. Armed Forces
According to a new report from the Institute of Medicine, outdated approaches to preventing and treating substance abuse, barriers to care and other problems hinder the U.S. Defense Department’s ability to curb substance use disorders among military service members and their families. Service members’ rising rate of prescription drug addiction and their difficulty in accessingContinue Reading.
SAMHSA Releases Report on Workforce Issues
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently released its Report to Congress on the Nation’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Workforce Issues. The report contains demographic data as well as a discussion of key issues and challenges facing the behavioral health workforce. It alsoContinue Reading.