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SAMHSA will unveil key behavioral health data in conjunction with 27th annual National Recovery Month observance

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will unveil key data on mental and substance use disorders at a press conference on Thursday, September 8, 2016.

This national data will be revealed in conjunction with the kick-off for the 27th annual National Recovery Month observance, celebrating individuals throughout the country who have achieved long-term recovery from mental and substance use disorders and recognizing the contributions of the dedicated men and women who provide treatment and recovery services.

National Recovery Month aims to educate the public that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, that treatment for mental and substance use disorders is effective, and that people can and do recover.

WHO:

  • Kana Enomoto, Principal Deputy Administrator, SAMHSA, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Michael Botticelli, Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy
  • Tom Coderre, Chief of Staff, SAMHSA
  • Paolo del Vecchio, Director, SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services
  • Kimberly Johnson, Director, SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Lexi Sandoval, a person in recovery from experiencing mental disorders
  • Charlene Payne, a person in recovery from experiencing substance use disorders

WHEN:

Thursday, September 8, 2016 – 9:30 a.m.

WHERE:

National Press Club – Holeman Lounge, 14th & F streets N.W., Washington, D.C.

WEBCAST:

To view the live webcast please visit: https://www.samhsa.gov/samhsa-data-outcomes-quality/webcast. The webcast will be shown from 9:30 – 10:30 am.

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Reporters with questions should send inquiries to media@samhsa.hhs.gov.


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to lead public health and service delivery efforts that promote mental health, prevent substance misuse, and provide treatments and supports to foster recovery while ensuring equitable access and better outcomes.

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