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5 Ways Drugs and Alcohol Affect Your Mental Health
Andrew Macia  | The Doctor Weighs In
Many use drugs and alcohol as a way to self medicate and manage stress, anxiety and depression. But what if the approach to managing symptoms actually makes the illnesses worse?

Mental Health Plays Role in Long-Term Teen Opioid Use
Molly Walker  |  MedPage Today
An Indiana University study shows teens with mental health concerns are slightly more likely to start taking opioids, but much more likely to transition to long-term opioid use.

More People Seeking Mental Health Care, But Psychiatrists Are in Short Supply
Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz  |  Chicago Tribune 
The good news: More medical school students chose psychiatry as a focus this year than last. The less good news: More than 60 percent of current psychiatrists are over 55.

Is Your Health Data More Safe or Vulnerable in the Cloud?
Richard Sullivan  |  HITinsight 
The perception that the cloud makes data breaches more likely is slowly giving way to the cloud as a superior security approach. But it's not automatic. Do you know what questions to consider?

America's Youngest Facing Mental Health Crisis
Kate Snow and Cynthia McFadden  |  NBC News
According to the CDC, 20 percent of children between 3 and 17 have a diagnosable mental, emotional or behavioral affliction. That's 15 million kids, and only 20 percent ever get treatment.

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