Tag: substance abuse

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Kaiser Permanente Addresses COVID-19’s Effects on Mental Health, Offers Free myStrength Mental Health App

During a pandemic, society’s biggest concern is physical health. However, COVID-19 has had an equally crucial impact on people’s mental health, changing routines, affecting finances, limiting socializing and causing many to worry for their — and their loved ones’ — health. Along with its pandemic response, healthcare company Kaiser Permanente…

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Mental Health, Substance Abuse Treatment Patients Less Likely to Have Access to Affordable Care: Report

A Milliman Research Report found that people seeking mental health and substance abuse treatment are more likely to have to use out-of-network doctors, according to The Washington Post. The report, published by Milliman for the Bowman Family Foundation, a risk management and healthcare consulting company, found disturbing healthcare trends when…

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Gun Violence Victims Face Increased Risk of Unemployment, PTSD, Substance Abuse: Study

A new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found that young people who had experienced gun violence had increased risks of post-traumatic stress disorder, unemployment and substance abuse. The study, published in the peer-reviewed medical journal JAMA Surgery, looked at 183 young adult patients with a median age…