Tag Archives: substance abuse

Akil receives national award for outstanding research

November 2, 2013 ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A neuroscientist who probes the intersection between brain biology and mental health, and a physician who has led national health care change for decades, today received top national awards for their achievements. Both are leaders at the University of Michigan Health System, and faculty at the U-M Medical

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Murphy wins 2013 MacArthur ‘genius grant’

Susan Murphy, Ph.D., a University of Michigan statistician who is poised to make a significant impact on the field of personalized medicine through work focused on improving treatment decisions for chronic illnesses such as depression and substance abuse, has been named a 2013 MacArthur Fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The MacArthur

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Promoting self-care in college students with mental illness

Drinking, drug use, other unhealthy coping mechanisms focus of 11th-annual U-M Depression on College Campuses conference ANN ARBOR, Mich. Rather than seeking out healthy treatment options, many college students experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety too often resort to unhealthy coping practices like drug use, drinking, or self-injury. The University of Michigan Depression Center will

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Rising drug, alcohol problems tied to painkiller abuse

Amy S. B. Bohnert, Ph.D., M.H.S., an assistant professor of psychiatry and a Depression Center member, was quoted in a Reuters article about research that shows painkiller abuse contributed to a 70 percent increase in drug and alcohol problems between 2001 and 2009. “It is quite a large increase, and it does really highlight that

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Vets with PTSD who also struggle with substance abuse have increased risk of death

Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder who are also battling drug or alcohol problems face a higher risk of death, according to new research from the University of Michigan Health System and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. The new study is the first to examine the association between drug or alcohol use disorders and

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