Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Current Events

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...
March 14, 2012
A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) acted appropriately in suspending the controlled-substances licenses of two CVS stores in Florida. The DEA charged the stores had failed to...
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...

 

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