National multimedia campaigns from SAMHSA and the Ad Council are currently focusing on suicide prevention, underage drinking, and mental health among African Americans. Read more . . .
Helping teens through tough times means identifying an authentic message with a positive tone that teens can embrace and share.
Beginning with a conversation, the right conversation, parents can help their children understand why drinking is dangerous.
Stories That Heal seeks to spread the word to young African Americans that it’s okay to talk about depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues.
Promising data are available in a recent report, Substance Abuse among Black Adults.
Reducing alcohol use among young people is the goal of SAMHSA’s Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking (STOP) program. Read about grantees in Ohio, Connecticut, and Wisconsin.
What is your community doing about underage drinking? Nearly 1,800 communities have recently completed or are planning to hold town hall meetings to discuss how to stop underage drinking.
Combined 2006 to 2008 data indicate that 27.6 percent of persons age 12 to 20 drank alcohol in the past month. Data are from SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).
Gender makes a difference when looking at the physical effects of substance use. To address the specific needs of women, TIP 51 can help providers offer effective, up-to-date treatment.
Comparing data from 1992 and 2007, SAMHSA’s Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) report offers data on changes in admission rates.
Who needs treatment for substance abuse? Thousands of full-time employees who have no health insurance. A new report from SAMHSA examines substance abuse treatment need.
Some facilities offer substance abuse treatment at no charge or a sliding scale fee. How many do? See data from SAMHSA’s National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS).
Methadone maintenance, buprenorphine maintenance. What are the similarities and differences among OTPs? A new recent N-SSATS report offers data. Another report presents an overview of OTPs.
Part of the Knowledge Information Transformation (KIT) series, two new KITs are available. One is on Supported Employment, and one is on Integrated Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders. Two other KITs are now available.
SAMHSA’s Administrator begins the conversation about words and phrases we use and don’t use in our field. Read the article by Pamela S. Hyde, J.D.
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The Agency outlines a budget request totaling $3.7 billion.
Established programs, new initiatives, and SAMHSA’s Budget Authority by Activity and the Agency’s Congressional Justification.
Five national behavioral health care provider associations recently received funding.
Every day is Children’s Mental Health Day: “My Feelings Are a Work of Art.”
Share the Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s number on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
Facing mental illness is the subject of a PBS program.
For 2010 celebrations, the flyers are available in print and online.
Thousands of children age 12 to 17 with pneumonia, bronchitis, and asthma used inhalants.