Discovering How Digital Tools Can Support Patients

2018/Jul-Aug

Mobile health (mHealth) usually refers to smartphone-based medical support for patients. mHealth can reinforce treatment from behavioral health professionals by offering patients evidence-based care at the moment they need it.

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Interviewing the Psychopath, Part I

2018/Jul-Aug

Psychopaths or psychopathic personality disorder currently fall under the guise of antisocial personality disorder (ASPD). While it is true that not all people given the diagnosis of ASPD are psychopaths, there are many overlying factors between the two groups.

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Opiate Use: The Tip of the Iceberg for Adults in Jail

2018/Jul-Aug

Law enforcement officials and public health professionals are currently concentrating their efforts on reducing opiate use, and for good reason, but they may be overlooking even more prevalent substance use disorders (SUDs).

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Substance Use Treatment in Jails: Current Issues and Recommendations

2018/Jul-Aug

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) estimates that in 2014, 21.5 million people in the United States age twelve and older had at least one substance use disorder (SUD), as cited in Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ; 2015).

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Social Determinants of Health and Behavioral Health Challenges

2018/May-Jun

The behavioral health field is engaged in a movement to expand the conventional medical treatment model of care that emphasizes diagnosis and subsequent treatment to the more comprehensive and inclusive model of population health. Improving “the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group” (Kindig & Stoddard, 2003) is the critical focus of the population health model.

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The Crisis of Credibility in Addiction Treatment

2018/May-Jun

As an independent researcher, professor, and clinical officer in many venues for more than forty years, I am an insider who has grown to love struggling addicts and I invite you to face with me some of the elephants living in our rooms.

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