Beyond Recovery Exceptionalism

Oppression involves objectification and rendering the targeted person or group as the ‘other.” That distinctive “otherness” is then conveyed in caricatured images that feed stigma, social exclusion, and, in its most extreme form, genocide. The first task of the social reformer is to illuminate the humanity of those objectified and break down barriers between “they”…

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California—Still Dreaming and Scheming

I can now add shaking to the mix. Earth— be still. My family and I have returned to California after more than 20 years in Colorado. We returned to familiar surroundings in Southern California.  It also is where I began my journey on the road to long-term recovery. It continued successfully through almost 20 years in…

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World Drug Report 2018

About 275 million people worldwide, which is roughly 5.6 per cent of the global population aged 15–64 years, used drugs at least once during 2016. Some 31 million of people who use drugs suffer from drug use disorders, meaning that their drug use is harmful to the point where they may need treatment.

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Working with your State Legislature: A Guide for Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Stakeholders

This Guide offers specific strategies to help you effectively collaborate with your State legislature to raise awareness of issues impacting persons with substance use or mental health needs, to stay informed about legislative developments in your State, and to design successful strategies for mental health and substance use disorder (MH and SUD) prevention, treatment, rehabilitation…

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The New ‘Public Charge’ Rule: Impact on Populations and Stakeholders

A proposed rule, published in the Federal Register on October 10, 2018, makes several significant changes to the criteria used to determine whether an individual is likely to become a public charge. First, it changes the definition of “public charge” from “an individual who is primarily dependent on public benefits” to an individual who “receives…

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State-Level Projections of Supply and Demand for Behavioral Health Occupations: 2016-2030

This brief presents state-level projections of U.S. supply and demand for behavioral health occupations in 2030, with 2016 data serving as baseline. These projections supplement the national projections presented in other briefs and fact sheets prepared by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The occupations modeled in this brief include psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners…

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