Physicians are a leading source of prescription opioids for the highest-risk users | Press Release | CDC Online Newsroom | CDC

Most people who abuse prescription opioid drugs get them for free from a friend or relative – but those at highest risk of overdose are as likely to get them from a doctor’s prescription, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) researchers reported in the JAMA Internal Medicine. This finding underscores the need for prevention efforts that focus on physicians’ prescribing behaviors and patients at highest risk for overdose.

View the full press release here - http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2014/p0303-prescription-opioids.html

NIMH · 9 Eating Disorders Myths Busted

Go to http://www.nimh.nih.gov/news/science-news/2014/9-eating-disorders-myths-busted.shtml to watch a video about each myth

NIMH · Suicide in the Military: Army-NIH Funded Study Points to Risk and Protective Factors

Read the full article at - http://www.nimh.nih.gov/news/science-news/2014/suicide-in-the-military-army-nih-funded-study-points-to-risk-and-protective-factors.shtml

1 in 3 Incarcerated Women Suffer from Severe Mental Illness - Treatment Advocacy Center

Nearly one-third of incarcerated women are currently suffering serious mental illness and 43 percent of women in jails and prisons meet criteria for having ever had a serious mental illness, concludes a new report published in the journal Psychiatric Services in Advance.

Learn more at - http://www.treatmentadvocacycenter.org/about-us/our-blog/69-no-state/2497-research-1-in-3-incarcerated-women-suffer-from-severe-mental-illness