Tag Archives: substance use disorder

How Health Departments Are Addressing Substance Use Disorder and Overdose During a Pandemic

by Brad Finegood MA, LMHC, and Felicia Salcedo This post originally appeared on the Front Lines Blog and is republished here with permission from the Big Cities Health Coalition. COVID-19 has necessitated an all-hands-on-deck approach for health departments across the country. The scale and urgency of this effort cannot be overstated. Even as health departments and the public at large are focused on COVID-19,

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Mindfulness and Dis-Ease: Managing Mental Wellness

by Elena Vidrascu, MSc Preventing America’s Next Drug Epidemic: A Multidisciplinary Approach is a series designed to introduce the many facets of substance abuse, and how integrating the work of multiple partners may be the best approach towards prevention and treatment. It is estimated that 30-50% of our waking day is spent with our mind wandering. This statistic might elicit

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