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SAMHSA News - March/April 2008, Volume 16, Number 2

Impact of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita

cover of the NSDUH Report Impact on Hurricane Katrina and Rita on Substance Use and Mental Health - click to view ReportAmong persons living in areas affected by Hurricanes Katrina or Rita, adults forced from their homes for 2 weeks or longer were much more likely to report mental health and substance abuse problems than those who were not displaced, according to a recent report from SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).

Past-month illicit drug use was reported by 10.5 percent of adults displaced for 2 weeks or longer compared to 4.9 percent for those who had not been dislocated. Similarly, 25.7 percent of those experiencing prolonged dislocation suffered from serious psychological distress compared to 9.2 percent of those adults who were not forced from their homes.

For the complete report in PDF and HTML formats, visit SAMHSA’s Web site at http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k8/katrina/katrina.cfm. To read the SAMHSA News cover story about Hurricane Katrina, visit www.samhsa.gov/samhsa_news/VolumeXIII_6/index.htmEnd of Article

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Inside This Issue
Screening Works: Update from the Field
SBIRT Funding Opportunity
SBIRT Resources

Screening in Action
Alaska’s SBIRT Program
SBIRT on a College Campus
SBIRT Grantees List

Administrator’s Message

Funding Opportunities

President’s Budget Focuses on Priority Initiatives

Making Workplaces Drug-Free: Toolkit Available

Teens and Drug Use
Stimulant Use and Delinquent Behavior
Inhalants Used Most by Young Teens

State-by-State Report

Treatment Admissions Data Released

Rural Issues: The Substance Use Myth

Katrina, Rita: Hurricane Impact

Guest Speaker: Psychiatric Service Dogs Help

Community Prevention Day


SAMHSA News - March/April 2008, Volume 16, Number 2