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Prevention News

news-smallPrevention News lists the latest updates from multiple sources to keep your organization up to date on prevention happenings statewide and nationally.  Sources include: SAMHSA, OJJDP, and CDC.  To read the full article, click on the links below.

  • [CDC Kids' Health] Cigarette Brand Preference and Pro-Tobacco Advertising Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2012–2016 February 5, 2018
    To identify usual cigarette brands smoked among U.S. middle and high school students who were current (past 30-day) cigarette smokers, CDC analyzed data from the 2012–2016 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS). Marlboro, Newport, and Camel were the most commonly reported brands smoked during 2012–2016; in 2016, these three were the brands usually smoked for 73.1% …
  • New Medicare Cards Protect Your Personal Information January 29, 2018
    Starting in April 2018, Medicare will mail new Medicare cards to all people with Medicare, to help protect you from identity fraud. Fraudsters are always looking for ways to get your Social Security Number so we’re removing Social Security Numbers from all Medicare cards to make them safer. Your new card will have a new […]
  • #IAmHHS: Finding the Essence of Public Service in Making a Difference January 17, 2018
    Summary: Jean Bennett says one of her main jobs as a SAMHSA official is making sure that when there is a conversation about health, behavioral health is at the table. As the Region III administrator for SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, I have the privilege of working with and serving the people […]
  • Finding Hope for People Suffering From Mental Illness and Addiction January 12, 2018
    Prevention & Treatment I often found that my psychiatric practice’s patients diagnosed with depression, bipolar disorder or another mental illness also were living with untreated drug or alcohol problems. The presence of both substance abuse and mental illness is known as a co-occurring disorder.  Left untreated, this condition poses a serious threat to an indivi …
  • Leadership Announcement January 9, 2018
    It is my pleasure to announce that Christopher M. Jones, PharmD, M.P.H., has joined SAMHSA as the first Director of the National Mental Health and Substance Use Policy Laboratory. The Policy Lab was created as part of the 21st Century Cures Act and promotes innovation and the dissemination and adoption of evidence-based practices and service […]
  • #IAmHHS: A Personal Loss Motivates Drive for Integrated Care December 21, 2017
    Summary: Cindy Kemp helps people with serious mental illnesses get the help, treatment services and recovery supports they need, so they can lead healthy lives. Can you imagine having a chronic condition like diabetes and not being able to receive the treatment that you need? Or not knowing where or how to get treatment or having […]
  • Prevention Works on College Campuses December 18, 2017
    Substance misuse is a major issue on college campuses. Young adults, including college students, have the highest rates of behavioral health needs and the lowest rates of help-seeking behavior. We’re confronting these problems head on. I’m pleased to share that SAMHSA has a new information kit aimed at college and university prevention practitioners, health cente …
  • The Important Role of Behavioral Health in Addressing and Treating HIV and AIDS December 1, 2017
    As we observe World AIDS Day on December 1, we remember those we’ve lost to the disease, reflect on the progress we’ve made in treating patients, and resolve to end the HIV and AIDS epidemic. SAMHSA’s role in ending HIV is vitally important because the people we are charged with caring for – those with […]
  • Honoring Those Who Serve: Hope, Resilience, and Recovery November 3, 2017
    The 2017 Voice Awards focusing on military and veteran communities struck a chord with me. As a retired captain in the Navy Reserve and the spouse of a U.S. Marine, I know what life in this community is like. I understand the realities, complexities, joys and hardships. But most importantly, I know how resilient this […]
  • On World Mental Health Day, Let’s Make Employment Work for All People October 10, 2017
    Work or other meaningful activity is an essential component of recovery.  That’s why I applaud the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) for focusing on mental health in the workplace on World Mental Health Day, October 10, 2017.  In conjunction with the event, the WFMH released a comprehensive report looking at the issue from the […]
  • SAMHSA Stands Ready to Help October 6, 2017
    Our nation has experienced a series of unprecedented disasters in recent weeks, including three major hurricanes and a horrific attack that occurred in Las Vegas last Sunday night.  In the midst of these great dangers, we repeatedly observe heroism and courage as our fellow Americans provided care and assisted others to safety.  We recognize and […]
  • Understanding Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Caregiver: May 1, 2017
    Provides caregivers with a general overview of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in youth and young adults. Gives guidance on how to provide support. Highlights recommended treatment approaches. Includes a list of helpful resources. *508 compliant version coming soon Inventory#: SMA16-5011
  • Understanding Anxiety Disorders Young Adult: May 1, 2017
    Gives young adults facts on living with anxiety disorders. Discusses causes and treatment approaches. Provides a list of helpful resources. *508 compliant version coming soon Inventory#: SMA16-5010
  • Understanding Bipolar Disorder Young Adult: Get the Facts May 1, 2017
    Gives young adults facts on living with bipolar-compulsive disorder. Discusses causes and treatment approaches. Provides a list of helpful resources. *508 compliant version coming soon Inventory#: SMA16-5008
  • Understanding A First Episode Of Psychosis Caregiver: May 1, 2017
    Provides caregivers with a general overview of psychosis in youth and young adults. Gives guidance on how to provide support. Highlights recommended treatment approaches. Includes a list of helpful resources. *508 compliant version coming soon Inventory#: SMA16-5005