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

Conference Photo Gallery

Snapshots from the recent National Conference on Women, Addiction, and Recovery include participants, plenary speakers, and workshop facilitators.

Dr. Stephanie Covington (left), a member of SAMHSA’s Advisory Committee on Women Services, answers questions from listening-session attendees.  At break time the conversation continues among Dr Joan Zweben (right), a mini-plenary presenter; SAMHSA's Dr. H. Westley Clark (second from right); a conference participant; and Dr. Vivian Brown (left).
Two conference attendees stop to chat. SAMHSA Exhibits Staffer Heather Edmonds is ready with free publications for attendees. Valera Jackson (left) of New Century Institute joins the Recovery Month celebration, "A Taste of Recovery," with inspirational speaker Jennifer Mongelluzzi
Colleagues meet between workshops  Plenary Speaker Dr. Frances Brisbane (left) stops for a photo with a colleague. Conference attendees talking
Workshop presenters take a moment for a photo.  After the ACWS listening session, some participants stop for a photo.




  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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Detoxification

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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