Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Current Events

May 23, 2012
We continue to celebrate National Prevention Week, and today’s theme focuses on preventing alcohol abuse. Alcohol consumption at high levels can pose serious safety and health risks and is associated with approximately...
May 22, 2012
  World No Tobacco Day is observed around the world every year on May 31 to encourage cessation from all forms of tobacco consumption across the globe. The World Health Organization created World No Tobacco...
May 22, 2012
Sometimes people cope with difficult life situations or seek new experiences in harmful ways, such as experimenting with drugs to try to overcome stress or feel something new.1 Others assume that if they’re not using an...
May 21, 2012
Don’t miss the exciting unveiling of “Above the Influence’s” newest television ad, “We Rise Together.” The National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign “We Rise Together” ad will feature real teen submissions, i.e....
May 18, 2012
Title: Fewer U.S. Teens and Young Adults SmokeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/17/2012 11:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2012 12:00:00 AM
May 17, 2012
A new government report suggests that treating drug use as a public health issue could lead to reduced crime rates. The annual report by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy finds illegal drugs play a...
April 22, 2012
Kentucky lawmakers have passed a measure that's intended to curb prescription drug abuse in a state where more people are dying from overdoses than car wrecks. A compromise passed by the House and Senate would require...
April 20, 2012
Officials at the University of Colorado-Boulder are trying to prevent thousands of people from gathering on campus today for the annual 4/20 marijuana celebration. They have spread smelly fish-based fertilizer on campus...
April 19, 2012
A report by the General Accountability Office (GAO) finds sales of pipe tobacco surged after the federal government imposed a 2,000 percent increase in taxes on roll-your-own tobacco and small cigars.Forbes reports that...
April 19, 2012
The Obama Administration has chosen the middle ground with its new drug control policy, advocating treatment over tough sentencing. The approach, unveiled Tuesday, rejects both the harsh "war on drugs" approach,...

 

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