Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

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Current Events

April 9, 2012
California’s prescription drug monitoring program is not effective in curbing prescription drug abuse, because enrollment in the program is optional, and funding for the program is drying up, according to The New York...
April 6, 2012
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  This is a great opportunity...
April 6, 2012
With the recent reported celebrity chatter about the drug MDMA—commonly known as Ecstasy or “Molly”—in the news SAMHSA would like to join the discussion by providing some facts about the drug and its dangers.Ecstasy is...
April 5, 2012
Health officials of 135 nations provisionally agreed this week to a deal to fight tobacco smuggling.The agreement was announced by the World Health Organization (WHO), Reuters reports. Tobacco smuggling is estimated to...
April 5, 2012
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed into law this week a bill that bans medical marijuana on state university and community college campuses.According to Reuters, the law is the latest move in a drive to roll back the...
April 4, 2012
Anuvia Prevention and Recovery Center made its mark on Alcohol Awareness Month with their annual Operation Flag: DWI display. Five-thousand, two-hundred and sixty-six blue and green utility flags now line Randolph Road...
April 4, 2012
Cars and trucks one day may have built-in blood alcohol detectors, The Wall Street Journal reports. Research on the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) is progressing more quickly than expected, and could...
April 3, 2012
In a two-part column, Sullivan Smith, MD, Medical Director of the Cookeville (Tennessee) Regional Medical Center, discusses the basics of “bath salts” and “plant food,” and what substance abuse professionals need to...
April 3, 2012
A bill recently introduced in the Senate aims to direct federal resources to prevent fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), and to provide services for those living with them, and their families.FASD is an umbrella...
March 22, 2012
Authors: Rhoades BL, Bumbarger BK, Moore JE Abstract Although numerous evidence-based programs (EBPs) have been proven effective in research trials and are being widely promoted through federal, state, and...

 

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