Project Enable is a BPSR (biopsychosocial recovery) clinic that works with adults with a severe mental health diagnosis. I interned with the TAY (transitional age youth) program. One of the main components of this program is their TAY group. This is an open-ended group that is specifically for TAYs to teach them independent living skills, […]
Tweeting Your Way to Drug Use Surveillance by Dr. Mark Reed
For many years, researchers, healthcare professionals and government officials have relied upon the data collected from large, nationally representative self-report surveys as the “gold standard” for illicit drug use surveillance. Despite the ubiquitous use of self-report data for illicit drug-use surveillance, under-reporting is likely due to respondent self-presentation concerns, non-response rates (which can bias surveillance […]
Alcohol and Drug Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT): Because You Can’t “Arrest Away” the Substance Use Problem by Susan Woodruff, Ph.D.
Alcohol and drug misuse in the United States are major public health problems that degrade the physical and psychological well-being of individuals, families, and communities.In recent years, the need for improved alcohol and drug use behavioral risk reduction strategies has led to the rise in popularity of brief interventions (BI) — time-limited, structured, goal-oriented interventions […]