Category: Healthcare

Rehabilitation Plus Rehab? Jails Treat Inmates with Opioid Addiction Medication

Governing By Anna Gorman At a time when the U.S. government is trying to deal with a nationwide opioid epidemic, many jails across the country are only now rolling out medicines to help inmates overcome addiction. And most of those jails dispense only one of the drugs currently available. Nearly 1 in 5 jail and …

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Register for Webinar: From Jail to Community Behavioral Health—Ensuring Continuity of Care

Hosted by the SAMHSA–HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions Date: Monday, July 16 Time: 1–2:30 p.m. ET Approximately 20 percent of people in jails have a serious mental illness and 26 percent meet the threshold for serious psychological distress in the past 30 days. Adding to this concerning picture, people in jail have higher rates of numerous chronic health conditions …

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Oklahoma Opioid Commission Lays out Legislative Priorities

The Oklahoman By Meg Wingerter The Oklahoma attorney general’s commission fighting the opioid crisis proposed at a meeting Tuesday a mix of changes to law enforcement, new rules for prescribers and increased data collection. The commission, which has met multiple times this year under the direction of Attorney General Mike Hunter, laid out five initial recommendations …

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How the Loss of U.S. Psychiatric Hospitals Led to a Mental Health Crisis

NPR By Samantha Raphelson A severe shortage of inpatient care for people with mental illness is amounting to a public health crisis, as the number of individuals struggling with a range of psychiatric problems continues to rise. The revelation that the gunman in the Sutherland Springs, Texas, church shooting escaped from a psychiatric hospital in …

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