Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Current Events

July 9, 2012
Methadone causes 30 percent of prescription painkiller overdose deaths, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Some doctors are now prescribing methadone to treat chronic...
July 3, 2012
In 2004, Cody Greenhaw died at age 16 from an alcohol and drug overdose while at the house of a friend where adults were present. Survey data from Oklahoma 12th graders who drank alcohol, suggested that approximately 80...
July 2, 2012
On February 21, 2012, the superior Court of Pennsylvania handed down their opinion in the case of Commonwealth v. Downey. Joseph M. Downey, who was convicted of the summary offense of underage drinking, had appealed his...
July 2, 2012
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for up to $3.6 million for Cooperative Agreements for Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Electronic Health Record...
June 25, 2012
Addiction is a disease, not a moral failure, according to Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. He is scheduled to speak about addiction and drug control policy Monday at...
June 25, 2012
The prescription drug monitoring database in Massachusetts, which has been in operation for two years, appears to have helped stem “doctor shopping,” according to state health officials.
June 25, 2012
Parents are finding it more difficult to have discussions with their children about why they shouldn’t use drugs, as a growing number of states are allowing medical marijuana, or considering legalizing recreational use...
June 8, 2012
Every new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders stirs up a host of questions and controversies, and the next DSM - the DSM-5, to be published in 2013 - is no exception. The diagnoses...
June 7, 2012
This study evaluated how well DSM-IV alcohol dependence criteria measure an alcohol use disorder (AUD) construct for recent onset adolescent drinkers at different levels of drinking frequency.Method: Data were drawn...
June 7, 2012
“Bath salts” are the latest synthetic drug to gain popularity among Marines, a development that concerns health officials. The Marine Corps is already wrestling with synthetic marijuana, or Spice. There is no way yet to...

 

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.