Monthly Archives: November 2007

CSAT Grant: Cooperative Agreements for Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral, and Treatment (SBIRT)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2008 for Cooperative Agreements for Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral, and Treatment (SBIRT). The purpose of this program is to expand and enhance state/tribal substance abuse treatment service systems.

Date Added: 11/29/07
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Stop AIDS: Keep the Promise – World AIDS Day Is December 1st!

According to the UNAIDS/WHO AIDS Epidemic Update: December 2006, 39.5 million people were living with HIV worldwide and 4.3 million people were newly infected in 2006. There were 2.9 million deaths as a result of HIV in 2006 alone.

Date Added: 11/28/07
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SAMHSA Releases 2006 Data on Its National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released findings from the 2006 National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS). N-SSATS is an annual census of substance abuse treatment facilities that provides data on the location and characteristics of alcohol and drug abuse treatment services throughout the United States. It also provides information on how widely these facilities and programs are used.

Date Added: 11/27/07
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Drug-Impaired Driving by Youth Remains Serious Problem

Large numbers of American adolescents are putting themselves and others at great risk by driving while under the influence of illicit drugs or alcohol, according to a study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Continue reading

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SAMHSA News Posts Latest Issue

Seeking help for a substance abuse problem can be one of the most difficult decisions people ever make. Now SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is helping states and treatment providers get rid of overwhelming intake forms, long waits for appointments, and other barriers to efficient services.

Date Added: 11/20/07
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New Web Page Helps Users Identify Evidence-Based Programs

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has developed a new Web page to assist the public in identifying evidence-based programs and practices that can prevent and/or treat mental and substance use disorders. A Guide to Evidence-Based Practices on the Web features 37 websites that contain information about specific evidence-based interventions or provide comprehensive reviews of research findings.

Date Added: 11/20/07
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New OAS Report on Depression and Substance Abuse among Young Adults

Mental disorders and substance abuse disorders are two significant problems facing young adults today. According to 2005 and 2006 data, 9.4% of young adults aged 18 to 25 experienced at least one major depressive episode (MDE) in the past year.

Date Added: 11/16/07
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CMHS RFA: State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Grant

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2008 for Cooperative Agreements for State-Sponsored Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention (Short Title: State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Grants).

Date Added: 11/15/07
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