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Los Angeles County Officials Look at Financing $1.7 Billion for Jails

Los Angeles County officials look at financing .7 billion for jails
But Chief Executive Officer William Fujioka said the county seems to have the capacity to issue bonds for the jail plan, which includes tearing down Men's Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles and then building a Consolidated Correctional Treatment …
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Action group set up against new addiction centre
Residents in Kilclare concerned over the plans to relocate Gulladoo Addiction Treatment Centre in the former Mulross Nursing home, six miles out of Carrick-on-Shannon, have formed a committee. Over 30 local residents met last night, Tuesday May 6 to …
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Individualized Treatment Plans for Alcohol and Drug Addiction — Azure Acres is a drug or alcohol rehabilitation center with primary focus on substance abuse treatment. Our experienced professionals can provide the highest…

STOP to Sponsor Meetings to Bring Halt to Drug Abuse

STOP to sponsor meetings to bring halt to drug abuse
The meetings are funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention and the state Department of Health and Human Services, …
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Residential Addictions Treatment Still in Question

Residential addictions treatment still in question
At the same time, the province is close to concluding a deal that will see more young people sent to the Portage addictions facility in Sussex, N.B. Matters said that might fit the overall plan for the Island. "Even if we were to have our own …

Residential Center Leaders Meet in San Francisco
“Many of the acute children we deal with, if we can't effectively work with them, end up in juvenile detention,” said Brandon Thibeault, residential site supervisor at Victor Treatment Center. “We really need to take a more proactive rather than …
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Would You Be Willing to Use Internet-Based Software for Mental Health Treatment if Referred by a Counselor?

Question by Mark R: Would you be willing to use internet-based software for mental health treatment if referred by a counselor?
Multimedia software can be developed to provide educational information, worksheets, psychological exercises, and other “homework” assignments. Would you be willing to use it if it was recommended by a counselor? Please rate your answer from 1 (definately not) to 10 (definately, yes). Please explain your answer.

Best answer:

Answer by shayes3401
I’d say 10, as long as the use of this software was in addition to traditional counseling and not meant to be a replacement. But if it were thoroughly approved by my counselor, I think it would be a fantastic idea. Structured “homework” could lead to deeper insights into whatever problem you may be working on. Therapists often ask patients to keep a journal which some find difficult to do because it seems overwhelming. But if daily exercises/worksheets etc. helped focus the person on one or two specific areas of thought, patients might not seem so overwhelmed and accomplish more.

Lawmakers to Examine Rehab of Mentally Ill, Addicted Inmates

Lawmakers to Examine Rehab of Mentally Ill, Addicted Inmates
The Texas correctional system has poured millions into mental health programs and substance abuse treatment for offenders in an attempt to keep inmates from re-offending and returning to prison. “We are dialed into the issue of re-entry and …
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Expert: No simple answers to heroin problem
Bob Bick, the director of mental health and substance abuse services for the HowardCenter, has worked in the addiction-treatment field for years and understands the complexities of addressing this problem. Bick has been instrumental in helping the …

Social Workers Can Help Patients Recover From Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries
"Social workers are masters-level trained clinicians who are already embedded in emergency room treatment teams," Moore said. … Social workers also link patients to support groups, counselors, substance abuse services and appropriate medical care.
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New Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog Post Looks at How Technology and Media

New Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog Post Looks at how Technology and Media
While it wouldn't be realistic to simply blame media and technology for creating drug and alcohol abuse, I think we have to acknowledge that in some respects, and for some individuals, it plays a role. (PRWEB) April 29, 2014. Best Drug Rehabilitation …
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Grand Prairie TX Alcohol Drug Rehab Launches Expanded Drug Rehabilitation
Grand Prairie TX Alcohol Drug Rehab is launching an expanded drug rehabilitation program for adults and adolescents seeking help for their drug addiction problems in Grand Prairie. Drugs have been popular for many years, but their dangerous side …
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