Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Current Events

August 27, 2012
A “wellness court” in Minnesota uses Native American ceremonies and other cultural activities to help people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. The court is a partnership between the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe...
August 27, 2012
The Partnership at Drugfree.org, announces that Abbott Laboratories, Purdue Pharma, A&E, Horizon Media, Consumer Healthcare Products Association, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Watson Pharmaceuticals,...
August 27, 2012
U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) this week introduced new bipartisan legislation to prevent the abuse of cough syrup to get high, a particularly worrisome trend among American teens. Dextromethorphan (DXM) is the active...
August 8, 2012
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced new regulations to expand the existing list of prohibited drugs and chemicals used to make synthetic drugs. Under the new rules, possessing or selling synthetic drugs...
August 8, 2012
Texas has launched an online prescription monitoring database, building on a long-standing program that was criticized for being slow and requiring paperwork. The new program, called “Prescription Access in Texas...
August 7, 2012
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Monday its graphic ad campaign featuring the health consequences of smoking has been successful, and plans more ads for 2013, USA Today reports. The ads ran...
August 7, 2012
A bill passed by Massachusetts lawmakers last week requires doctors to sign up for and use the state’s prescription monitoring program. The measure is awaiting the signature of Governor Deval Patrick. Lawmakers said...
August 6, 2012
Officials from 27 colleges are meeting this week to tackle the growing problem of prescription drug abuse among students. The conference is hosted by Ohio State University (OSU). Overwhelmed students are using...
August 6, 2012
All Walgreens pharmacies in Arizona will store certain prescription painkillers, including products containing oxycodone, in time-delayed safes. The new policy comes in response to a spike in prescription drug robberies...
July 27, 2012
After the Los Angeles City Council voted this week to shut down the city’s 762 marijuana dispensaries, medical marijuana advocates said they will work to overturn the ban. The City Council also approved a seemingly...

 

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.