Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Current Events

March 31, 2015
As more states legalize the recreational use of marijuana, parents are finding it more challenging to talk to their teens about drug use. A new resource for parents, called the “Marijuana Talk Kit” takes this new...
March 31, 2015
A new government anti-smoking campaign will include radio and print ads that question e-cigarettes’ value in helping smokers quit. The campaign is the latest installment of the “Tips From Former Smokers” series from the...
March 31, 2015
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will provide more funds to distribute the opioid overdose antidote naloxone to first responders and family, USA Today reports.
March 31, 2015
More states and cities are considering needle-exchange programs as a way to fight the spread of HIV and hepatitis C among intravenous drug users, according to The Wall Street Journal.
March 23, 2015
A measure introduced by two U.S. senators would impose harsher penalties for drug dealers who provide candy-coated or flavored drugs to minors. The “Saving Kids from Candy-Flavored Drugs Act” would impose a sentence of...
March 23, 2015
A marijuana legalization measure will be on the ballot in Nevada in 2016, Time reports. California, Massachusetts, Maine and Arizona are the states most likely to join Nevada in putting legalization measures before...
March 23, 2015
A new fund to help low- and middle-income countries fight legal challenges to their smoking laws by the tobacco industry has been created by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
March 23, 2015
President Barack Obama this week said if enough states decriminalize marijuana, Congress might reschedule the drug. Marijuana is a Schedule I drug, which is defined as a drug with no currently accepted medical use and a...
March 23, 2015
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued a nationwide alert in response to a surge in overdose deaths from heroin laced with the narcotic drug fentanyl, the most potent opioid available for medical use.
March 13, 2015
A bill introduced Tuesday by three U.S. senators would end the federal prohibition on medical marijuana, The Washington Post reports.

 

Disclaimer: These items are provided by RSS feeds from third-party sources not necessarily associated with SAMHSA. While we try to make appropriate selections, the presence of any particular item does not indicate endorsement or recommendation by SAMHSA.