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Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment and Mental Health

  • Officers Get Mental Health Crisis Training (News 4 San Antonio)
    Days after another deadly school shooting near Portland, first responders in San Antonio are receiving training on how to help children going through a mental health crisis.
  • Teens with Addiction Have Few Recovery Programs (US News)
    “There is no other disorder or disease that is as undertreated in adolescents as substance use disorders,” says Samuel Ball, president and CEO of CASAColumbia, an organization that researches addiction and treatments. “These can turn into life-or-death situations.”
  • Governor's Opiate Plan Helps Reduce Stigma of Abuse, Local Experts Say (The Enterprise)
    “These actions will help enhance our network of treatment and recovery services to help communities and families struggling with addiction,” Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said in a statement regarding his Opioid Task Force.

Cecilia Bianco is an account executive for Prichard Communications. She contributes to the Reclaiming Futures blog regarding topics of juvenile justice reform and substance abuse prevention.

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Updated: June 13 2014