Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

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July 9, 2012
We  launched a brand new resource at “HablaConTusHijos,” our bilingual (Spanish/English) web resource for Hispanic families that provides science-based tools and expert guidance to help parents prevent and get help...
July 5, 2012
We pursue two primary goals in this article: (1) to test a methodology and develop a dataset on U.S. local-level alcohol policy ordinances, and (2) to evaluate the presence, comprehensiveness, and stringency of eight...
July 3, 2012
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) today released two reports regarding substance abuse. The first indicates that youths between the ages of 12 and 17 are far more likely to start...
July 2, 2012
  A recent study conducted by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri reviewed the drinking and driving behaviors of more than 220,000 teens ages 16 and 17. The findings...
June 19, 2012
The Gateway Drug Theory suggests that licit drugs, such as tobacco and alcohol, serve as a “gateway” toward the use of other, illicit drugs. However, there remains some discrepancy regarding which drug—alcohol, tobacco...
June 18, 2012
Almost one-quarter of people who call into the New York State Smoker’s Quitline also report hazardous drinking, according to a new study. Researchers say the findings suggest that smoking cessation hotlines can provide...
June 12, 2012
Underage drinking continues to be an important public health problem and a challenge to the substance abuse prevention field. Community-based interventions designed to more rigorously control underage access to alcohol...
June 12, 2012
Children from substance-affected families show an elevated risk for developing own substance-related or other mental disorders. Therefore, they are an important target group for preventive efforts. So far, such programs...
June 8, 2012
More teenagers smoke marijuana than cigarettes, according to a survey released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The survey found 23 percent of high school students said they recently smoked...
June 7, 2012
The Interactive Systems Framework for Dissemination and Implementation (ISF) was introduced as a heuristic systems level model to help bridge the gap between research and practice. This model describes three interacting...

 

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