Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

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Current Events

February 19, 2012
DCist.com Underage drinking needs more exposureWashington Post15 Style article “Reporter balks in face of threats” should have been “Teenagers harass reporter who exposed underage drinking.” WUSA reporter Andrea...
February 17, 2012
Widely distributing the opioid overdose antidote naloxone, and training people in how to use it, could save many lives, suggests a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report. Naloxone safely reverses the...
February 17, 2012
Entertainment news reports during the past week have centered the Nation’s attention on substance abuse, addiction, and the vital need for recovery by millions of Americans. Positive stories of recovery are all around...
February 16, 2012
A new report shows 7.5 million children under age 18 (10.5 percent of this population) lived with a parent who has experienced an alcohol use disorder in the past year. According to the report by the Substance Abuse and...
February 11, 2012
On a recent evening, some 50 people turned up for their weekly reckoning at Judge Joel Bennett’s drug court in Austin, Texas. Those who had had a good week—gone to their Narcotics Anonymous meetings and stayed out of...
February 10, 2012
A Seattle-based health care system that implemented a program last year to prevent opioid misuse and overdose in patients with chronic noncancer pain is beginning to see positive results.Claire E. Trescott, MD, Primary...
February 10, 2012
Two men who purchased what they thought was a recreational drug were poisoned by the product, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports. It is not known whether the company selling the product...
February 10, 2012
An American Indian tribe in South Dakota is demanding $500 million in damages, in a suit against beer manufacturers that alleges the companies knowingly contributed to alcohol-related problems on the Pine Ridge Indian...
February 9, 2012
The Baseball Hall of Fame has announced a new program to educate teens and young adults about the dangers of performance-enhancing drugs. The program, called Be a Superior Example, or BASE, will begin with online...
February 9, 2012
Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in the United States," says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The increase has been "driven by increased use of a class of prescription drugs...

 

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