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  • Save the date! Stunning San Diego resort to host 2015 World EAP Conference
  • EAPs critical in promoting mental well-being
  • The face of heroin use in America has changed
  • Attention psychologists! CE credit 'needs assessment' survey needs your input
  • Mental health stigma contributes to high veteran suicide rate
  • Bad news for E-cigarettes as scientist finds worse toxins than cigarettes
  • Australia: Mental health in the workplace is costing business $11 billion a year
  • Living with an alcoholic – information for family members
  • Canada: Brain scans help tailor alcoholism treatment
  • Survey: African-American teens in New Orleans 4 times as likely to have PTSD
  • Alcoholism prevention through recycling bins uses empty bottles as data points

  • Save the date! Stunning San Diego resort to host 2015 World EAP Conference
    Employee Assistance Professionals Association
    Responding to popular demand, EAPA returns to the legendary and newly renovated Town & Country Resort in San Diego for its 2015 World EAP Conference. Even better, the room rate will be the lowest in decades. Conference dates are Sept. 29 – Oct. 2, with full-day pre-conference training courses held on Sept. 28 and 29. Interested in presenting at the conference? Watch EAP NewsBrief for the Call for Proposals announcement in mid-January. For information about exhibiting and other conference visibility opportunities, contact Joan Treece at admanager@eapassn.org. Put the world's largest and most intensive EAP learning and networking event of the year on your calendar now! You'll be glad you did.
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    EAPs critical in promoting mental well-being
    Employee Benefit News
    With mental illness and substance abuse costing employers an estimated $100 billion annually in indirect costs alone, benefit decision-makers are seeing value in promoting employee assistance programs as a means to improve their workforce's mental well-being.
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    The face of heroin use in America has changed
    The Economist
    The face of heroin use in America has changed utterly. Forty or 50 years ago heroin addicts were overwhelmingly male, disproportionately black, and very young (the average age of first use was 16). Most came from poor inner-city neighborhoods. These days, more than half are women, and 90 percent are white. The drug has crept into the suburbs and the middle classes. And although users are still mainly young, the age of initiation has risen: Most first-timers are in their mid-20s, according to a study led by Theodore Cicero of Washington University in St Louis.
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    Attention psychologists! CE credit 'needs assessment' survey needs your input
    Employee Assistance Professionals Association
    EAPA is currently evaluating the demand for EAPA-sponsored CE contact hours among psychologists involved in EAP work. The first step is a needs assessment survey to determine if providing psychologist CE contact hours at EAPA's 2015 World EAP Conference in San Diego would be practical and beneficial to enough psychologists. Please forward the survey link to psychologists in your professional network!
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    Mental health stigma contributes to high veteran suicide rate
    Good Therapy
    When soldiers are killed in battle, families grieve and nations mourn for some of their bravest citizens. However, wars claim thousands of lives even decades after agreements have been reached and treaties are signed. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, approximately 22 military veterans commit suicide each day in the United States. While physical injuries obtained during military service are often immediately addressed, deep psychological wounds may go untreated for years — silently festering into suicidal ideation or other mental health issues.
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    Bad news for E-cigarettes as scientist finds worse toxins than cigarettes
    Examiner
    E-cigarettes, thought to be safer than regular cigarettes, are found to be more dangerous! Who would have thought this device could be more dangerous? Did companies not carry out adequate research prior to marketing the device? Unfortunately, the Food and Drug Administration currently regulates cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco and smokeless tobacco, but it fails to possess regulatory authority over e-cigarettes. As part of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009, the FDA purported a new rule in April 2014 that would expand the FDA's authority to cover e-cigarettes, but this rule is yet to be implemented.
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    Australia: Mental health in the workplace is costing business $11 billion a year
    The Age
    Poor mental health in the workplace is costing Australian businesses an estimated $11 billion a year in absenteeism and reduced productivity, a landmark Australian report has found. Researchers from the University of NSW and the Black Dog Institute have reviewed a wide body of research to isolate six of the most effective strategies that have been found to improve the mental health of employees.
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    Living with an alcoholic – information for family members
    Psych Central
    Living with an addict can be a living hell: unpredictable and dangerous, yet sometimes exciting and romantic. We never know when we'll be blamed or accused. We can't dependably plan social events. As the addict becomes more irresponsible, we pick up the slack and do more, often becoming the sole functioning parent or even the sole provider. We're unable to lean on our partner for comfort or support. Meanwhile, we rescue him or her from disasters, medical emergencies, accidents, or jail, make excuses for no-shows at work and family gatherings, and patch up damaged property, relationships, and self-inflicted mishaps. We may also endure financial hardship, criminality, domestic violence, or infidelity due to the addict's behavior.
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    Canada: Brain scans help tailor alcoholism treatment
    Bioscience Technology
    It had been a downward spiral for years, but when Kirk Haakensen found himself utterly alone last Christmas after years of depression and extreme drinking, he decided to take action and the first steps toward a healthier life. "When it became too much, I just couldn't deal with it on my own anymore and I realized I needed to get help," said the 43-year-old Edmonton musician. "I came to the Henwood Treatment Centre — and it was great."
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    Survey: African-American teens in New Orleans 4 times as likely to have PTSD
    The Times-Picayune
    High levels of stress, crime, domestic violence and family problems following Hurricane Katrina may have triggered an increase in sexual risk-taking behavior among African-American adolescents in New Orleans, according to a new report released by the Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies. The findings come from a survey, conducted between 2012-2014, that looked at over 1,000 predominantly African-American participants ages 10 to 16.
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    Alcoholism prevention through recycling bins uses empty bottles as data points
    Medical Daily
    It's a sight to behold: a white-coated scientist upside down in the recycling bin, fishing out bottles of cheap whiskey all for the sake of "research." This isn't how it happens, of course. The real design is far more elegant and dignified, and when it comes to understanding the drinking habits of low-income adults, it's also highly effective. A new study from Ohio State University finds bottle counts can serve as a reliable predictor for alcohol consumption.
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