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What Do We Really Know About Drugged Driving?

May 31, 2016 | Addictions | Comments

Fran Basche

Senior Program Manager, Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.

Years of social marketing messages and sobriety checkpoints have been effective in reducing drunk driving crashes. However, drugged driving is on the rise,[i] and it is seldom talked about or researched. Between the increasing prescription drug abuse epidemic and the legalization or decriminalization of marijuana in numerous states, many more people are driving under the […]

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4 Ways to Make Patients with Traumatic Histories Feel Safe in Primary Care

May 18, 2016 | Primary Care | Trauma | Comments

Karen Johnson

Four ways that providers can help ensure safe and secure environments for their patients and, ultimately, develop trusting relationships with patients through trauma-informed primary care practices:

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Achieving Harmony: The Power of Peer Support in Whole Health Action Management

Larry Fricks

Deputy Director for SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions

Solo artists make it look easy, but playing music isn’t a one-person show. Artists from Bob Dylan to George Michael to Britney Spears to Justin Bieber all depend on the efforts of professional musicians to accompany them live and in the studio. Artists rarely carry the heavy weight of performance by themselves. Similarly, one person […]

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The Story of Two Mothers

Becky Vaughn

Vice President, Addictions, National Council for Behavioral Health

This post is adapted from comments shared at the Atlantic Summit on Mental Health and Addiction held on April 12 in Washington, DC. View a full summary of the event, including video of the event, here. I want to tell you the story of two mothers. Susan has a 13 year old son.  She started noticing […]

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