Tag Archives: samhsa

Treatment for Prescription Drug Abuse, Alcohol Abuse Problems on the Rise

Treatment admissions for prescription drug abuse and alcohol abuse problems are on the rise, according to a new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. …

Treatment for Abuse of Benzodiazepines Soars

Treatment for abuse of benzodiazepines—which are used to treat anxiety, insomnia and seizure disorders—almost tripled from 1998 to 2008, according to a new national study. …

Alcohol Dependence Four Times More Likely In Adults With Mental Illness

Alcohol dependence is four times more likely among adults with mental illness, compared with those without mental illness, according to a new government survey. The survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration found the rate of alcohol dependence among adults with mental illness was 9.6 percent, compared with 2.2 percent for those without mental illness. …

NASADAD’s Robert Morrison: State Substance Abuse Agencies and Adolescent Services

Robert Morrison, Executive Director of the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, discusses key issues impacting substance abuse prevention, treatment, recovery and policy. …

2011 Campaign for Social Inclusion Awards

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has announced the availability of the 2011 Campaign for Social Inclusion Awards. These awards fund selected statewide peer-run organizations across the United States to promote social inclusion on state and local levels, and to counter the negative perceptions, attitudes and beliefs associated with mental health and/or substance use problems. …

PRISM Awards Honor Entertainment That Brings Attention to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues

Mad Men, Black Swan, The Fighter and Nurse Jackie were among the films and television shows recognized Thursday night at the 15th Annual PRISM Awards, which honor entertainment that accurately depicts and brings attention to substance abuse and mental health issues. …

SAMHSA Program Aims to Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse Among Seniors

To reduce prescription drug abuse among seniors, SAMHSA is expanding a grant program targeting adults 60 and older who are at risk for or experiencing behavioral health problems. The grant also aims to reduce suicides among this group. …

SAMHSA Announces New Approach for Block Grants in Light of Health Care Reform

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has announced a change to the Substance Abuse Prevent and Treatment and Mental Health Services Block Grants. The change comes in response to the new federal health care reform law. …

Most Alcohol Abusers Don’t Think They Need Treatment

Only 1.2 percent of the 7.4 million American adults whose alcohol abuse is untreated think they need help, a new report shows. …