mental health and addiction http://wamc.org en Vox Pop : Medical Monday – Dr. Jennifer Michaels : 9/24/12 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-medical-monday-dr-jennifer-michaels-92412 <p>Dr. Jennifer Michaels of The Brien Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services joins us on this edition of Medical Monday Vox Pop to handle all your questions and comments about the many issues surrounding addiction and mental health. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 19:00:00 +0000 48567 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Medical Monday – Dr. Jennifer Michaels : 7/30/12 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-medical-monday-dr-jennifer-michaels-73012 <p>Dr. Jennifer Michaels of The Brien Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services joins us on this edition of Medical Monday Vox Pop to handle all your questions and comments about the many issues surrounding addiction and mental health. WAMC&#39;s Alan Chartock hosts.</p><p></p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 19:00:00 +0000 44303 at http://wamc.org Public Meeting on Pittsfield Methadone Clinic Set for July 23rd http://wamc.org/post/public-meeting-pittsfield-methadone-clinic-set-july-23rd <p>As part of an ongoing process to find a place for an opioid addiction treatment center in Pittsfield, an informational public meeting will be held early next week. WAMC&rsquo;s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard tells what city residents should expect.</p><p>After a second failed attempt by Worcester-based Spectrum Health Services to find a suitable location for methadone clinic in Pittsfield without public input, the City of Pittsfield announced this week that an informational meeting for town residents will be held next week.</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 21:38:22 +0000 Lucas Willard 43645 at http://wamc.org Public Meeting on Pittsfield Methadone Clinic Set for July 23rd Vox Pop : Medical Monday – Dr. Jennifer Michaels : 7/2/12 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-medical-monday-dr-jennifer-michaels-7212 <p>Dr. Jennifer Michaels of <a href="http://www.briencenter.org/">The Brien Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services</a> joins us on this edition of Medical Monday Vox Pop to handle all your questions and comments about the many issues surrounding addiction and mental health. WAMC&#39;s Alan Chartock hosts.</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 19:00:00 +0000 42358 at http://wamc.org Dr. Michael Dailey, Regional Emergency Medical Organization (REMO) http://wamc.org/post/dr-michael-dailey-regional-emergency-medical-organization-remo <p>Drug overdoses are a significant problem across New York State with data from New York City showing more than 900 fatalities caused by accidental overdoses in 2003, nearly 70 percent of which involved the use of opioids like heroin.</p><p>In 2006, state law went into effect to allow non-medical personnel to administer Naloxone&nbsp; &nbsp;(na-LOX-own), also known as &ldquo;Narcan,&rdquo; a nasal spray which can reverse the symptoms of opioid overdose. While the state has made progress by training lay-people, many areas of the states still do not have trained overdose responders.</p> Wed, 23 May 2012 16:15:00 +0000 39586 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Medical Monday – Dr. Jennifer Michaels : 4/2/12 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-medical-monday-dr-jennifer-michaels-4212 <p>Dr. Jennifer Michaels of <a href="http://www.briencenter.org/">The Brien Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services</a> joins us on this edition of Medical Monday Vox Pop to handle all your questions and comments about the many issues surrounding addiction and mental health. WAMC&#39;s Alan Chartock hosts.</p> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 19:00:00 +0000 36024 at http://wamc.org