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April 2018 Blogs
April 23, 2018
by Joel Beckstead, Ph.D., ABPP, Acting Director, IHS Division of Behavioral Health.
April is Alcohol Awareness Month. The monthly observance was started by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence in 1987 to “help reduce the stigma so often associated with alcoholism by encouraging communities to reach out to the American public each April with information ... Continue reading
April 5, 2018
by Joel Beckstead, Ph.D., ABPP, Acting Director, IHS Division of Behavioral Health and Raven Ross, MSW, IHS Division of Behavioral Health at IHS
The Indian Health Service has launched a new program to address the gap in services that occurs when youth are discharged upon successful completion of a Youth Regional Treatment Center (YRTC) program and return to their home community where necessary support systems may not exist.... Continue reading
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