Cullman Area Mental Health Authority

Shia LaBeouf DUI


Eyewitness photos and videos on Twitter show the actor being arrested in Austin, Texas on Friday evening, where the Austin City Limits music festival is taking place.   In March, a judge ordered the actor to spend three months in treatment and display six months of good behavior following the incident. ... Read More


Desire to Be Popular, Anxiety, Linked to Teen Prescription Drug Many teens still do not understand the possible dangers of prescription drugs, according to a recent study. But, the fatal outbreak of prescription drug misuse results in more annual deaths than any drug that is prohibited. The Centers for Disease Control ... Read More


The Food and Drug Administration has approved the powerful narcotic painkiller OxyContin for children as young as 11. While doctors who treat young cancer patients hailed the approval, others expressed concern that prescribing OxyContin to children could put them at risk for addiction.   OxyContin, an extended-release version of the painkiller oxycodone, has gained ... Read More


New research suggests that clonidine, a medication for high blood pressure and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), can enhance buprenorphine’s ability to treat opioid dependence. This combination of medications reduces stress-induced craving and prolongs opioid abstinence during outpatient treatment for heroin or prescription pain reliever dependence, compared to buprenorphine ... Read More