Fall 2013, Volume 21, Number 4
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.
This handbook provides a basic overview of the Medicaid program, with an emphasis on behavioral health services. Read more.
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 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.
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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Veterans treatment courts throughout the U.S. provide treatment and support as an alternative to incarceration.
SAMHSA releases the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health report during Recovery Month.
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.
SAMHSA's Disaster Technical Assistance Center provides tools for preventing and responding to behavioral health issues resulting from disasters. The latest tool: the new smart phone app GO2AID.
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Its mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.