Samhsa's Wellness Analysis

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SAMHSA’s wellness initiative aims to promote wellness for people with mental health and also substance use conditions where the goal is to inspire individuals, families, behavioral health primary care providers, as well as peer-run, faith based and other community organization to improve health behaviors. The eight dimensions of wellness include: Emotional, which is coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships’; environmental which is good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being; financial which is satisfaction with current and future financial situations; intellectual, which is recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills; occupational, personal …show more content…
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can develop in some individuals who have been exposed to an event in which grave physical harm has occurred or was threatened (NIDA, 2006). Although usually linked to violence of combat, it can result when people become witness of tragic incidents, victims or survivors of violent personal attacks, natural or human-cause disasters, or accidents (NIDA, 2006). Symptoms can include “ re-experiencing the trauma; emotional numbness; avoidance of people, places, and thoughts connected to the event as well as hyper arousal, which may involve sleeping difficulties, exaggerated startled response and hypervigilance” (NIDA, 2006). There are researches showing strong association between PTSD and substance abuse where in certain instances substance use begins after the exposure to trauma. Among individuals with substance use disorders, 30 to 60 % meet the criteria for PTSD (NIDA, 2006). Identification of concurrent disorder and proper support from physicians and healthcare providers’ can increase success in …show more content…
Interventions to prevent underage drinking, non-medical use of prescription pain relievers drug by youth and excessive alcohol consumption by adults include Life Skills Training (LST), Too Good for Drugs (TGFD), Project Towards no Drug Abuse (Project TND), Project Success, project ASSERT(Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services, Education, and Referral to Treatment) and SBIRT, and Teen Intervene, which all are school and community based that involve early screeing and intervention (Department of Health, 2016). In helping promote prevention youth substance use it does not lie in just one group can require a comprehensive approach which can address a range of risk and protective

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