Monthly Archives: April 2012

New Link: American Society of Addiction Medicine

Families with loved ones who have dual diagnoses (a severe mental illness and a substance abuse problem) need more help when trying to chart a rehabilitation course. Studies show better outcomes for such loved ones when both illnesses are treated … Continue reading

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New Link: American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry

Families in the maelstrom are no strangers to addictions. Nearly 50% of all those with psychiatric disabilities self-medicate with substance abuse at some point. Families may need to find a psychiatrist who also specializes in addictions, The American Academy of … Continue reading

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New Course: Planning for Change in Psych Rehab Service Delivery

Amidst sweeping changes in the business, management, and economics of behavioral health, community mental health agencies must prepare for turbulent times ahead. They need information and tools by which to create and executive new strategies for their services. They must … Continue reading

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New Link: ACNP (American College of Neuropsychopharmacology)

The American College of Neuropsycho-pharmacology (ACNP), founded in 1961, is the nation’s premier professional society in brain, behavior, and psychopharmacology research. The field of neuropsychopharmacology involves the evaluation of the effects of natural and synthetic compounds upon the brain, mind, and human behavior. The principal function … Continue reading

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New Link: OT-Innovations.com

Tina Champagne M.Ed., OTR/L, is a Massachusetts-based occupational therapist doing interesting things in mental health. “Occupational Therapy”, she writes, “has grown significantly as a profession since its conception in mental health. The work of many dedicated practitioners and those of … Continue reading

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