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SAMHSA News - January/February 2007, Volume 15, Number 1


Superheroes Carry Prevention Message

Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four coverSuperheroes are helping SAMHSA, the Elks, and Marvel Entertainment encourage young people to avoid drugs and alcohol.

The TSTS program is a SAMHSA initiative to help prevent underage alcohol use.

The program's Web site provides information for parents and caregivers, and their 9- to 13-year-old children.

SAMHSA's partners in this effort include Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors/National Prevention Network (NASADAD/NPN), and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

On the TSTS site, you'll find advice from teen columnists, crossword puzzles and memory games about the effects of alcohol, and links to other Web sites about youth and prevention of alcohol use.

Hard Choices includes information on SAMHSA’s Too Smart To Start (TSTS) program.

For more on TSTS, visit www.toosmarttostart.samhsa.govEnd of Article

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Inside This Issue
Older Adults . . .
Treatment: What Works Best?
Part 1
Part 2
A Peer Perspective
Technical Assistance Center


Terry L. Cline Welcomed as SAMHSA Administrator

Seclusion and Restraint: Final Rule on Patients Rights

Buprenorphine: Patient Limits Increase

Communities That Care
Prevention Planning Tool Available
Part 1
Part 2
Strategic Prevention Framework
Regional Centers Support Communities That Care


Funding Opportunities

2007 Recovery Month Web Site Launched

Addiction Counseling Competencies Updated

Quick Guides on Detoxification Available

Mental Health Resources Help Build Bridges

N-SSATS: Who Is in Treatment for Both Alcohol and Drugs?

Substance Use in Metropolitan Areas

New Science to Service Awards

Superheroes Carry Prevention Message


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SAMHSA News - January/February 2007, Volume 15, Number 1