SAMHSA will unveil latest behavioral health data in conjunction with 28th annual National Recovery Month observance

Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will unveil key data on mental and substance use disorders, including opioid use, at a press conference on Thursday, September 7, 2017.

National data will be revealed in conjunction with the kick-off of the 28th 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 promotes public awareness that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover.

Who

  • Tom Price, M.D., Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Elinore McCance-Katz, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, SAMHSA, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Richard Baum, Acting Director, Office of National Drug Control and Policy
  • Paolo del Vecchio, Director, SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services
  • Kimberly Johnson, Director, SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Daryl Kade, Director, SAMHSA’s Center for Behavioral Health and Statistics and Quality
  • Emmanuel Ford, a person in recovery from experiencing mental disorders, and his mother and caregiver, Esther Ford
  • Zach Talbott, a person in recovery from experiencing substance use disorders

When

Thursday, September 7, 2017 – 9:00 a.m.

Where

National Press Club – Holeman Lounge, 14th & F streets N.W., Washington, D.C., 13th Floor

Webcast

To view the live webcast please visit https://scontent.webcaster4.com/web/NSDUH/RM. The webcast will be shown from 9:00 – 10:30 am.

For more information, contact the SAMHSA Press Office at 240-276-2130.


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

Last Updated: 08/31/2017