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SAMHSA’s Award-Winning Newsletter
November/December 2008, Volume 16, Number 6 

Grant Updates

SAMHSA recently announced grant awards for the following programs.

Prevention of Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS Prevention for At-Risk Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations—More than $91 million for 55 new grants over 5 years to community-based organizations providing integrated substance abuse and HIV/AIDS prevention services to at-risk minority populations.

Grantees will use SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework, which is based on community needs, to build substance abuse and HIV/AIDS prevention capacity for underserved populations with high rates of substance abuse and HIV prevalence. Grantees can receive up to $400,000 each year over the course of 5 years. [SP-08-001]

Tribal Programs Promoting Mental Health, Preventing and Treating Substance Abuse, and Supporting Recovery—$74 million for 39 grants to federally recognized tribes or tribal organizations serving the mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment needs of American Indian and Alaska Native populations.

Two years ago, SAMHSA initiated a new policy geared toward expanding tribal eligibility for more grant programs. These newly awarded grants are in addition to more than $65 million in grant funding that SAMHSA made available to tribal service providers for 20 grants that were awarded to tribal service organizations in fiscal year 2007. The grants support a wide range of culturally relevant programs for promoting better mental health, substance abuse prevention and treatment, and recovery support.


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  Women, Addiction, & Recovery  
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Conference Coverage & Related Stories

  Returning Veterans  
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Women in the Military: Overcoming Challenges

From mental health issues to sexual harassment—what’s being done to help.

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Veterans & Major Depressive Episode: New Data

Last year, more than 300,000 veterans experienced MDEs.

  Suicide Prevention  
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New Media Increase Options

Virtual suicide prevention efforts are helping.

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Lifeline Answers One Millionth Call

Milestone for SAMHSA’s National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

  Training Manuals  
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This Treatment Improvement Protocol training manual offers basics on successful detox.

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Medication-Assisted Treatment

This Treatment Improvement Protocol training manual discusses treatment for opioid addiction.

  Data on Youth  
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Inhalant Use & Depression

Some adolescents are three times as likely to start using inhalants—find out why.

Mental Health Settings: New Data

Do young people get mental health services at school more often than at specialty treatment centers?

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Out-of-Home Treatment

Effective treatment options for young people.

  Also in This Issue  
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2008 Science & Service Award Winners

For best practices, 29 organizations honored.

Grant Updates

Awards announced.

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Advisory Councils

Five new members for SAMHSA’s Advisory Councils.

Treatment Line Gets National Attention

Oprah promotes SAMHSA’s substance abuse treatment line as a resource.

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Voice Award Nominations

You have until March 2009 to cast your vote.

Primary Care Settings

Mental health may improve with treatment location.

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