New Trends & Implications: Discoveries & Developments in Behavioral Health
Date Posted: February 07, 2013
SAMHSA’s Road to Recovery Television Series
(Supporting National Recovery Month)
Host: Ivette A. Torres, Associate Director for Consumer Affairs, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Panelists: H. Westley Clark, Director, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Jonathan Delman, Ph.D., JD., M.P.H., Research Professor, University of Massachusetts Dept. of Psychiatry; Markus Heilig, M.D., Ph.D., Clinical Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Ivan Montoya, M.P.H., M.D., Deputy Director, Division of Pharmacotherapies and Medical Consequences of Drug Abuse, National Institute on Drug Abuse,
Program Abstract: Research agendas at our National Institutes of Health produce exciting discoveries and developments for the behavioral health field. This show will highlight important findings emerging from the National Institutes of Health across the domains of prevention, treatment, and recovery and will explore the inter-relationships of alcohol use disorders, disorders from use of other drugs, and mental disorders. Innovations based on this research are profoundly impacting the practice of behavioral health, the direction of health reform, and the advancement of health information technology. The show will analyze how these advancements are being promulgated through federal, state, and local entities.
Available in May on cable channels near you and at http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Multimedia/Road-to-Recovery-Television-Series.aspx
What does the current research coming out of two centers at the National Institutes of Health, NIDA and NIAAA, tell us about the current environment of substance use disorders?
What does the research tell us about how suicide and mental disorders interact with substance use disorders?
What are the most promising trends and medication-assisted therapies being evaluated?
What are the most promising trends in the drug misuse areas, both licit and illicit, being studied?
Is there a need to increase the knowledge of those individuals and families affected by mental and substance use disorders about the availability of these new findings and therapies?
How has an enhanced understanding of the impacts of trauma affected treatment of mental and substance use disorders?
What does the research tell us about effective prevention approaches?
What new efforts need to be undertaken to effectively move research to practice?
Show Air Date: May 1 2013
Event will be archived online at http://www.recoverymonth.gov.