Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Current Events

September 14, 2011
A mental health clinic in Louisville, KY, has stopped writing prescriptions for the anti-anxiety drug Xanax because of concerns about abuse and overdoses. Experts say benzodiazepines, including Xanax, are often...
September 14, 2011
Amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) such as Ecstasy and methamphetamines are second only to marijuana as the top drugs of abuse worldwide, according to a United Nations report. The 2011 Global ATS Assessment states that...
September 14, 2011
The Wisconsin State Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse has said it supports a ban on 190-proof grain alcohol in the state, following the death of a 22-year-old resident who drowned in his family’s swimming pool...
September 12, 2011
RALEIGH — New strategies and tactics for tackling alcohol use and abuse issues will be the topic Sept. 20 and 21 when the American Council on Alcohol Problems holds its annual meeting at the Cardinal Club, hosted by the...
August 31, 2011
SAVE THE DATE September 2, 2011 CADCA is working with Abt Associates to develop a special leadership institute for coalition prevention professionals.  The School For Prevention Leadership is sponsored by...
October 5, 2010
Today, Gil Kerlikowske, Director of National Drug Control Policy, announced $84.6 million in Drug-Free Communities Support Program (DFC) grants to 692 communities across the country.  These grants will provide...

 

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