Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Current Events

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...
March 22, 2012
Women are the fastest-growing segment for substance abuse in the United States. In fact, according to the Federal Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, about 2.7 million women in the United States abuse drugs or...
March 16, 2012
Huffing helium is not safe, and adults must stop encouraging children to do it, according to the National Inhalant Prevention Coalition (NIPC), a group that promotes awareness and recognition of inhalant use.“Unknowing...
March 16, 2012
Florida is making significant gains in its war against “pill mill” clinics that sell oxycodone and other widely abused painkillers, state officials said this week.In March 2011, the state created a statewide strike...
March 15, 2012
A hard-hitting national ad campaign that depicts the harsh reality of illness and damage suffered as a result of smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke was launched today by the Centers for Disease Control and...

 

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.