Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment


 

Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment – This video on Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment was developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs, in collaboration with SAMHSA. The video adapted the contents from the SAMHSA TIP 50, Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment, and is reformatted as a didactic tool for staff who work with persons with suicidal behaviors. A moderator and three member panel discuss ways to manage and address suicidal thoughts and behaviors among individuals with substance abuse issues. Case scenarios are presented and discussed by the panelists. This video provides with necessary information on “what”,” why”, and “how” one should treat clients with substance abuse issues and suicidal thoughts and behaviors. It provides information on suicide and substance use disorders, including risk factors, warning signs, and follow-up care. The counseling sessions portrayed in the video employ the specific counseling techniques and the four-step process recommended by TIP 50. You can request a copy of the TIP through store.samhsa.gov The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) website, www.sprc.org supported by SAMHSA, features resources, news, and research articles related to preventing suicide and treating persons with suicidal behaviors. A September 2010 Webinar on TIP 50 can be accessed at: www.sprc.org

 

Murfreesboro's VA center closes housing for drug treatment patients

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MURFREESBORO — Liability issues have forced the York VA Medical Center to suspend housing for veterans seeking substance abuse treatment there, a move that one opponent says is cutting the number of people enrolled in the four-week plan.
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Alcohol abuse higher among college students: study

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