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On World AIDS Day, SAMHSA reaffirms commitment to Ending HIV Epidemic with support from partners

By: Neeraj Gandotra, M.D., Chief Medical Officer On World AIDS day, SAMHSA is privileged to work with our federal, state, and local partners in our collective effort in Ending the HIV Epidemic. SAMHSA’s role in this effort is critical as the link between mental and substance use disorders and HIV is prominent. Addressing the mental …

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Demi Lovato Reportedly Bonded With New Beau Over Sobriety

On November 12, “Sorry Not Sorry” singer Demi Lovato took to Instagram to unveil something special: her new relationship with boyfriend Austin Wilson. In a caption under a black and white picture of Wilson kissing Lovato on the cheek, the pop star wrote “My ❤️.”A source close to the new couple exclusively told US Weekly that “Demi’s friends …

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“Patriot Act” Host Hasan Minhaj Talks Mental Health, Stigma

Netflix’s Patriot Act recently returned for a new cycle and host Hasan Minhaj is tackling the hot button topic of mental health. Ahead of the show’s return, the comedian spoke to Teen Vogue about mental health care, stigma, and how good it feels to talk to a therapist because they can’t “legally snitch on you.””It is something that …

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Morning Roundup: Nov. 15, 2019

Is There A Difference Between Dependence & Addiction? [Scientific American]Mother Who Forced Her Kids To Sell Drugs Sentenced To Prison [WNEP] Forget Cali Sober. Now There’s Vape Sober [VICE]App Could Change The Way Depression Is Diagnosed [The Denver Channel]Cigarette Smoking Falls To Record Lows [CNN] Demi Lovato’s Fans Are Worried About Her Sobriety [The Blast]New Book Reveals Elton John …

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Facts & Fables: William Schaberg Explores the Big Book’s True Origins

It’s been 40 years since Earnest Kurtz’s Not God: A History of Alcoholics Anonymous, which was the last substantial scholarly research into AA’s early years. This week, William Schaberg’s three pound, 800-page Writing the Big Book: The Creation of A.A. was released, and it’s already cracked the top 20 in both Amazon’s Twelve-Step Programs and Alcoholism Recovery categories. …

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Comedian Gary Gulman: Opening Up About Depression Has Been “A Reward”

Back in October comedian Gary Gulman released a vulnerable and inspiring HBO special called The Great Depresh where he discussed his lifelong struggles with depression. Critics and fans alike applauded Gulman for being so open and honest about what depression looks like and how it has changed his life.Gulman recently sat down with People magazine …

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Morning Roundup: Nov. 14, 2019

Mandatory Drug Tests Coming To Ohio High School [Fox 13]Sex Reassignment Surgery Yields Mental Health Benefits [NBC News]Tainted Drugs Possible Overdoses Investigated In Some USC Students Deaths Sources [KTLA]PTSD Associated With Binge Eating Symptoms In Men And Women  [Healio]What Happens To Your Body When You Stop Drinking During The Week [Bustle]New York Just Raised Its Smoking …

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