Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Current Events

March 14, 2012
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently appointed four new members to the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse...
March 13, 2012
The Maryland Senate is debating a bill that would ban smoking in vehicles with passengers who are younger than 8.On Friday, legislators amended the bill to change the age at which a child cannot be exposed to smoking in...
March 13, 2012
The Air Force is expanding drug testing to include prescription medications. The Defense Department Health Behaviors Survey found self-reported misuse of pain medication for non-medical purposes by all...
March 13, 2012
The Partnership at Drugfree.org, in collaboration with Philadelphia-based Treatment Research Institute (TRI), has released a new tool to help parents and caregivers prevent adolescent drug and alcohol problems.The “Six...
March 6, 2012
Thank you for that kind introduction.   I am delighted to be here today.  This is the third year I’ve had the opportunity to join the National Congress of American Indians and I’ve been proud to see the...
March 1, 2012
House Speaker Greg Stumbo's legislation to make it easier for law enforcement to find and stop prescription drug abusepassed the House's Judiciary Committee Wednesday afternoon. “This is a major step forward for an...
February 29, 2012
This Administration is determined to do everything we can to warn young people about the dangers of smoking, which remains the leading cause of preventable death in America.  This public health initiative will be...
February 27, 2012
Almost two dozen states are considering measures that would require welfare recipients to undergo drug testing, the Associated Press reports.Although the measures are popular because of a perception that people on...
February 27, 2012
A report scheduled to be released March 8 by the U.S. Surgeon General’s office will urge increased state funding for anti-smoking programs.The programs have been cut due to budgetary problems, even though they have been...
February 27, 2012
Medicare and private health insurance companies pass on the cost of prescription drug abuse to consumers in the form of higher premiums, according to the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud.According to a 2007 report by...

 

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