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April 4, 2018National Council and SAMHSA to Host Informational Webinars Stigma. Fear. Lack of awareness about mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Inability to access services that can help. There are many reasons why individuals with mental illnesses and addictions don’t get the treatment they need, but these shouldn’t be among them. Everyone can be the difference […]
March 3, 2018Addiction is a chronic disease that changes the structure of the brain and how it works. This understanding helped fuel our fight for parity, promote evidence-based treatment and recovery services, and now supports a $35 billion drug treatment industry. But critics – including renowned addiction psychiatrist and NatCon18 speaker Sally Satel – believe that calling […]