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Fall 2013, Volume 21, Number 4

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Sign Up for Health Care Coverage

Starting October 1, 2013, Americans who are uninsured or who buy their own health insurance will have a new way to shop for insurance: the Health Insurance Marketplace.

See also related message from the SAMHSA Administrator.




SAMHSA In Brief
Medicaid Handbook: Interface with Behavioral Health Services

Medicaid Handbook: Interface with Behavioral Health Services

This handbook provides a basic overview of the Medicaid program, with an emphasis on behavioral health services. Read more.

Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit

Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit

This toolkit equips communities and local governments with material to develop policies and practices aimed at preventing opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Read more.

The CBHSQ Report - A Day in the Life of American Adolescents: Substance Use Facts Update

The CBHSQ Report - A Day in the Life of American Adolescents: Substance Use Facts Update

The latest CBHSQ Report presents facts about adolescent substance use, including initiation, receipt of treatment, and emergency department visits for substance use "on an average or typical day." Read more.

From the Administrator
Photo of Portrait of Pamela S. Hyde, SAMHSA Administrator

Column: Open Enrollment

Less than 40 percent of adults currently get treatment for diagnosable mental illness and just 11 percent for substance use disorders. That's about to change. Read more.

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Also In This Issue
Veterans Court Provides Treatment and Support

Veterans Court Provides Treatment and Support

Veterans treatment courts throughout the U.S. provide treatment and support as an alternative to incarceration.
Read more.

Survey Shows Continued Reduction of Prescription Drug Use among Young Adults

Survey Shows Continued Reduction of Prescription Drug Use among Young Adults

SAMHSA releases the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health report during Recovery Month.
Read more.

Community Conversations on Mental Health Seek Solutions

Community Conversations on Mental Health Seek Solutions

Albuquerque, NM and Sacramento, CA are the first of ten communities to engage in discussions about mental health and how to improve access and community supports and resources. Additional discussions will take place this fall.
Read more.

Behavioral Health Resources for Times of Disaster

Behavioral Health Resources for Times of Disaster

SAMHSA's Disaster Technical Assistance Center provides tools for preventing and responding to behavioral health issues resulting from disasters.
Read more.