Substance abuse

Pandemic-Induced Uptick in Financial Exploitation May be Here to Stay

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The rate of financial exploitation targeting older adults has more than doubled since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from AARP. In the report, experts identify how the pandemic created new trends in financial exploitation—some of which are likely here to stay. The report also offers guidance on how the financial industry can combat future losses for millions of older Americans.

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  • In the report, experts identify how the pandemic created new trends in financial exploitationsome of which are likely here to stay.
  • "Together, in collaboration with financial organizations, we can all do more to better protect the hard-earned assets of older adults."
  • The report, titled " Responding to the Pandemic-Era Uptick in Financial Exploitation ," explores the different methods of financial exploitation employed by strangers and trusted others, such as a family member.
  • While the report finds that financial exploitation has more than doubled in both categories, that's likely a modest estimate since exploitation of older adults is woefully underreported.

New Mental Health Treatment Option in Hampton

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Monday, October 3, 2022

The Assertive Community Treatment Program opening in Hampton will provide services for persons with persistent and serious mental illness.

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  • The Assertive Community Treatment Program opening in Hampton will provide services for persons with persistent and serious mental illness.
  • About Life's Journey: Life's Journey is a comprehensive mental health care practice that offers mental health and substance abuse services throughout Virginia.
  • Since 2016, Life's Journey has been dedicated to providing quality mental health services to the Hampton Roads Region.
  • Headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, Life's Journey provides outpatient therapy, psychiatric services, crisis stabilization, assertive community treatment, office-based opioid treatment, and mental health skill-building services.

United Recovery Project Reports Average One Year Patient Recovery Rate of 42%, CEO Damon Georgalos Now Seeks to Increment New Services Nationwide

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Saturday, October 1, 2022

New York, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - October 1, 2022) - URP Holdings and its subsidiary United Recovery Project announce company ambitions to increment new services at all its facilities nationwide.

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  • New York, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - October 1, 2022) - URP Holdings and its subsidiary United Recovery Project announce company ambitions to increment new services at all its facilities nationwide.
  • URP, a chain of independent substance abuse and detox rehabilitation facilities, has reported an average of one year patient recovery rate of 42% to date.
  • United Recovery Project has also announced its plans on expanding its services beyond substance abuse and relapse recovery.
  • CEO Damon Georgalos shares company insights on opening its first mental health facility dedicated to aiding patients suffering from distressed mental health issues in the near future.

Pharmacy Times and Parata Systems Announce the 2022 Next-Generation Pharmacist Award Winners

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Saturday, October 1, 2022

CRANBURY, N.J., Oct. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pharmacy Times, the leading media resource for pharmacists, and Parata Systems, the leading provider of pharmacy automation, today announced the 2022 Next-Generation Pharmacist award winners.

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  • CRANBURY, N.J., Oct. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pharmacy Times, the leading media resource for pharmacists, and Parata Systems, the leading provider of pharmacy automation, today announced the 2022 Next-Generation Pharmacist award winners.
  • Matthew Pruitt, Pharm.D., a Walgreens pharmacist in the Phoenix area, received the top honor as the 2022 Next-Generation Pharmacist of the Year.
  • Pharmacy Times and Parata Systems would like to thank the following program sponsors: embecta , National Healthcareer Association , Pharmacy Development Services , NCPA and Americorp Financial LLC .
  • Additionally, Pharmacy TimesContinuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

InventHelp Inventor Develops Substance Abuse Control Device (PND-5045)

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Friday, September 30, 2022

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- "I thought there could be a device to help augment a more traditional substance abuse recovery program," said an inventor, from Darby, Pa., "so I invented the SUBSTANCE ABUSE CONTROL DEVICE.

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  • PITTSBURGH, Sept. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- "I thought there could be a device to help augment a more traditional substance abuse recovery program," said an inventor, from Darby, Pa., "so I invented the SUBSTANCE ABUSE CONTROL DEVICE.
  • The invention helps to prevent relapse for those recovering from substance abuse.
  • In doing so, it offers an effective way to alert the user if entering a bar or related establishment.
  • Additionally, the invention features a discreet design that is easy to wear and use so it is ideal for individuals recovering from substance abuse.

Scientists Create Non-Psychedelic Compound with Same Anti-depressant Effect

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Some advocates and scientists believe the actual psychedelic trip hallucinations and profound emotional experiences is what leads to long-lasting therapeutic effects.

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  • Some advocates and scientists believe the actual psychedelic trip hallucinations and profound emotional experiences is what leads to long-lasting therapeutic effects.
  • Other scientists speculate that if the trip could be eliminated from such drugs, then only the therapeutic effects might remain.
  • We were basically running a chemistry experiment to see if we could create a compound to activate 5-HT2A.
  • It would be a game changer to create a one-dose, long-acting therapy to help people with treatment-resistant depression and other conditions.

The Ōnin Group Leverages Uprise Health’s Offerings to Significantly Increase Employee Engagement in Mental Health Services

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Uprise Health , a leading digital mental health company, today announced that its expanded partnership with The nin Group has led to a 161% increase in overall employee engagement with critical mental health services and support.

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  • Uprise Health , a leading digital mental health company, today announced that its expanded partnership with The nin Group has led to a 161% increase in overall employee engagement with critical mental health services and support.
  • The nin Group, a privately-held group of companies focused on people, is ensuring equitable access to mental health benefits for 700 nin employees and their families due to Uprise Healths robust set of digital employee assistance program (EAP) solutions.
  • The nin Group wanted expanded mental health support to address heightened employee needs caused by the pandemic, and chose Uprise Healths services after a recommendation from their insurance broker.
  • Uprise Health offers digitally-enabled mental health solutions bolstered with digital employee assistance programs, personalized coaching, chronic condition management, managed behavioral health, and substance use assessment and treatment solutions.

Komodo Health Appoints Lauren Stahl as Head of Sales

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Healthcare technology company Komodo Health today announced that Lauren Stahl has been appointed as the companys Vice President and Head of Sales, effective immediately.

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  • Healthcare technology company Komodo Health today announced that Lauren Stahl has been appointed as the companys Vice President and Head of Sales, effective immediately.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220927005352/en/
    Lauren Stahl, Vice President and Head of Sales, Komodo Health (Photo: Business Wire)
    As Komodos new Head of Sales, Stahl will oversee the companys entire sales organization, with responsibilities for driving business and revenue growth as Komodo scales its offerings and footprint across more than a dozen market segments.
  • Lauren has demonstrated an exceptional track record of deepening customer relationships and unlocking new market and customer sales channels, said Aswin Chandrakantan, MD, Chief Operating Officer at Komodo Health.
  • Before joining Komodo, Stahl was Head of Customer Success at Datavant, and was previously the CEO and founder of Sparkite, a company focused on addiction and substance abuse aftercare treatment.

Landmark Recovery Forges New Partnership with Dress for Success Indianapolis

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Friday, September 23, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Landmark Recovery, an alcohol and drug addiction treatment provider, announces a new partnership with Dress for Success Indianapolis, which includes presenting sponsorship of the 21st Annual Stepping Out in Style fashion show.

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  • Landmark Recovery has offered substance abuse treatment to residents of Indianapolis since 2020, while Dress for Success Indianapolis is celebrating 23 years of providing women in transition with career development support.
  • Dress for Success Indianapolis will refer clients with substance use disorders to Landmark Recovery, while Landmark will utilize Dress for Success to help patients reintegrate into society.
  • "This partnership between Landmark Recovery and Dress for Success Indianapolis makes sense on so many levels," said Matt Boyle, Landmark Recovery CEO.
  • "The partnership between Landmark Recovery and Dress for Success Indianapolis is important because it will help women that have been through traumatic experiences regain confidence and maintain employment while supporting themselves through their recovery journey," said Julie Petr, executive director of Dress for Success Indianapolis.

THE WORLD'S LARGEST MENTAL HEALTH, ADDICTION, AND WELLNESS CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT THE WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT, NOVEMBER 1-4, 2022

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Friday, September 23, 2022

Never before has a conference converged with these three disciplines under one roof: Mental Health, Addiction Treatment, and Wellness.

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