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January/February 2010, Volume 18, Number 1 
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Parity:  Landmark Legislation Takes Effect

Parity: Landmark Legislation Takes Effect

The new parity law ends discrimination against consumers of mental health and substance abuse treatment services in many health insurance plans. Read more . . .

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Interim Final Regulations Released

The Federal Government seeks public comment on the new rules, which go into effect in April 2010.

HHS Secretary on Parity

Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently made a speech addressing the importance of parity.

  Suicide Prevention  
Suicide Prevention on Campus

Suicide Prevention on Campus: Grantee Highlights

By Kristin Blank

Cultural Competency Matters

Cultural Competency Matters

Tufts University conducted focus groups with more than 50 students to ensure suicide prevention activities meet campus needs.

Innovation in Gatekeeper Training

Innovation in Gatekeeper Training

Avatars—can they help students and faculty to learn how to identify a person in crisis? Penn State Altoona uses technology to extend the reach of life-saving help.

Program Background

Learn more about SAMHSA’s Campus Suicide Prevention Grant program.

  Underage Drinking  
Game Helps Parents & Children Talk about Alcohol

Game Helps Parents & Children Talk about Alcohol

Ready, Set, Listen! is a new computer game that offers an interactive way for families to discuss the real dangers of underage drinking.

State Prevention Videos

State Prevention Videos

Across the Nation, states and territories are creating videos that describe unique challenges and successes in underage drinking prevention.

  Treatment Roundup  
Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities

Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities

New data sheds light on the characteristics of facilities providing alcohol and drug abuse treatment services.

Providing E-Therapy

Providing E-Therapy

A new publication highlights considerations for providers incorporating new technology into treatment.

Heroin Admissions

Heroin Admissions

Find out about adolescents who received treatment for heroin use.

  Also In This Issue  

Find out more about the interim final parity regulations and submit a comment to the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury, or Labor. Visit http://www.regulations.gov.



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  Grants  
Funding Opportunities

Funding Opps

See the latest Requests for Applications from SAMHSA.


  This Emotional Life   
PBS Documentary Launches Campaign of Hope

PBS Documentary Launches Campaign of Hope

Web site includes toolkits for parents and military families.


  Teens & Young Adults   
Violent Behaviors & Teen Girls

Violent Behaviors & Teen Girls

You may think only boys get into fights. Think again...

Drinking after 21st Birthday

Drinking after 21st Birthday

Does turning 21 affect the amount of alcohol young people drink?


  Recovery Month  
Now More Than Ever

Now More Than Ever

Updated Web site includes new theme, Web banners, and a blog.


  In Memoriam  
Remembering Judi Chamberline

Remembering Judi Chamberlin

SAMHSA honors a courageous advocate for the fundamental rights and dignity of people with mental illnesses.


  Also in This Issue  
Science and Service Awards

Science and Service Awards

SAMHSA issues call for applications.

National Registry Offers New Feature

National Registry Search

New feature offers comparative information on evidence-based programs.

Older Adults & Illicit Drug Use

Older Adults & Illicit Drug Use

More people over age 50 are using illicit drugs.


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