SAMHSA News: Managing Chronic Pain and Medication Misuse

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SAMHSA News Winter 2015

Learn how health care providers are using new tools to help patients manage chronic pain while limiting long-term health risks and without misusing addicting medications.

Managing Chronic Pain and Medication Misuse

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The death of Robin Williams shocked the nation and raised awareness about the growing concern of suicide by middle-aged men. But mental health experts are embarking on new strategies to prevent and work more effectively with this population.

Health care workers are using a new SAMHSA online course to learn how to identify substance misuse better among their patients.

Spice and bath salts might look like harmless consumer products, but they have become dangerous drugs of choice — particularly among younger people.

Native American communities are using their heritage and enthusiasm about their culture to promote wellness among youth.
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