Posts Tagged ‘substance use disorder’

Building Community Resilience: Prevention and Recovery Services Working Together

September and October were two of the busiest months of the year here at The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Each September, we observe  by celebrating a strong and proud recovery community, promoting and supporting innovative treatment and recovery practices,...

The Many Benefits of Volunteer Programming

Like many nonprofit organizations, The Bridge welcomes volunteers who are willing to donate their time and expertise to further our mission and enrich the lives of our clients. Founded in 1954 as a self-help organization for adults diagnosed with a serious mental illness, The Bridge has since...

NYS Governor Hochul Announces $9.5 Million in Federal Funding to Support the Delivery of Addiction Prevention Services

Governor Hochul recently announced the availability of $9.5 million to expand evidence-based practices for substance use disorder prevention services to youth, families, and communities in New York State. This federal funding will help support providers who had delivery of their services impacted...

From Seeding to Eating: A Program Grows With Volunteerism

In her own words, Kathy Hagendorf, a two-decade volunteer leader with The Guidance Center of Westchester (TGCW), shares how her passion for gardening has helped participants in the Personalized Recovery-Oriented (PROS) program learn, work, and thrive. [caption id="attachment_7770"...

Volunteers of CBC’s Consumer Advisory Board Contribute to Better Health Outcomes

Coordinated Behavioral Care (CBC) values the role of volunteers and cultivates opportunities to support active participation of volunteer members comprising its Consumer Advisory Board (CAB). CBC was launched in 2011 by innovative NYC not-for-profit behavioral health organizations to...

Information and Answers for People Who Use Drugs or Have Substance Use Disorder During COVID-19

Having a substance use disorder can make you more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19. People who use drugs may also have underlying medical conditions that put them at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19, and they may have concerns and questions related to their risk....

Psychological Fallout of the Pandemic: What We Know, What We Don’t

More and more studies confirm widespread psychological fallout from the pandemic. The studies also confirm intuitive expectations about which populations are most psychologically vulnerable—those directly experiencing illness and death, those with economic hardship, frontline health care and...

In the Shadow of the Pandemic: The Suicide Crisis in America

The pandemic, overdue confrontations of racism, and fears about the outcome of the 2020 election have diminished America’s alarm about rising drug overdose and suicide rates. But these epidemics continue, albeit in the shadow of COVID-19. This fall 2020 issue of Behavioral Health News is...

Points to Consider During the COVID-19 Pandemic That Are Impacting the SUD Community

As a health care professional with close to 40 years of experience I have seen the behavioral health field and particularly the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) field face many challenges, but none like the current COVID-19 pandemic. I would like to share the following 5 points of...

Strengthening the Addiction Workforce and Beyond

Over 20,000 professionals make up the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Workforce in NYS. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the SUD workforce will grow at a much faster rate than other occupations in the country and in NYS. The Credentialed Alcoholism and...