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SAMHSA News - January/February 2006, Volume 14, Number 1

Advisory Available on Acamprosate


New Medication for Alcohol Use Disorders

cover image of Substance Abuse Treatment Advisory"Acamprosate: A New Medication for Alcohol Use Disorders," is featured in SAMHSA's Substance Abuse Treatment Advisory, Volume 4, Number 1. This issue of the Advisory provides substance abuse counselors, clinical supervisors, program managers, and other treatment professionals with answers to fundamental questions about acamprosate, an important new medication to help people who are alcohol dependent.

The publication includes a report on acamprosate's effectiveness and safety, compares acamprosate with naltrexone and disulfiram, addresses patient education, and describes effective ways to incorporate acamprosate into treatment programming. To obtain a copy of this Substance Abuse Treatment Advisory on acamprosate, contact SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information at 1 (800) 729-6686. Ask for publication number MS974.

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Inside This Issue

Screening Adds Prevention to Treatment
Part 1
Part 2

From the Administrator: The Value of Screening

Officials Plan for Flu Pandemic

Mental Health Campaign for Hurricane Survivors

Transforming State Mental Health Systems

The Road Home: Veterans Conference Planned

Two Reports: Substance Use Among Veterans

Town Hall Meetings Planned on Underage Drinking

Underage Drinkers Seek Help in Emergency Rooms

SAMHSA Grant Opportunities

"Fine Line" Detailed in Portraits

Rebuilding Afghanistan's Mental Health System
Part 1
Part 2

Statistics Released on School Services

Adolescents, Adults Report Major Depression

Guidelines Released on Marijuana Counseling

2006 Recovery Month Web Site Launched

Reach Out Now!

Advisory Available on Acamprosate

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SAMHSA News - January/February 2006, Volume 14, Number 1




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