SAMHSA News: Responsible Health IT

Reports on the role of health information technology (HIT) in our health care system

SAMHSA News: Recovery: A Philosophy of Hope and Resilience

Describes recovery as the process of personal transformation that is a different experience for each person. This issue of SAMHSA News highlights recovery-related programs at the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and also four new white papers on related research, lessons learned, and case studies.

SAMHSA News: Health Care Reform: What You Need To Know

Discusses key elements of the new health care legislation particularly as it relates to people dealing with substance abuse and mental health disorders. Also reports on military personnel immersion training

SAMHSA News: Veterans & Their Families

Highlights efforts to raise awareness about and address substance abuse and mental health problems, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), among returning veterans. Describes a report on misuse of cough and cold over-the-counter drugs among youth.

SAMHSA News: Take Action in Your Community

Building community awareness is the focus of three new powerful prevention campaigns -- on underage drinking, suicide prevention, and mental health for African Americans -- from SAMHSA and the Ad Council.

SAMHSA News: Parity Landmark Legislation Takes Effect What Are the Implications for Millions of Americans

Describes the implications of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act. Discusses a mental health documentary, underage drinking prevention, suicide prevention on campus, treatment data, violent behaviors in teen girls, and evidence-based practices.

SAMHSA News: Behavioral Health and Social Media

Describes SAMHSA's robust "digital engagement" program with presences on four major social medial channels. Also covers the new FY2012 budget and a directive on supporting military families. Data on treatment admissions, suicidal thoughts and behaviors, and mental health screenings in substance abuse facilities are included.

SAMHSA News: Screening Works Update from the Field

Describes the success of the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Initiative and reports on the use of inhalants and delinquent behavior among youth, substance abuse treatment admissions, and substance abuse in rural communities.

SAMHSA News: Preventing Suicide on College Campuses

Describes the Campus Suicide Prevention program to raise awareness about and prevent suicide among college students, a program to enhance access to substance abuse treatment and recovery services, and the safe storage and disposal of prescription drugs.

SAMHSA News: Preventing Suicide Across the Nation

Features a personal story of suicide survival and discusses the 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. Also reports on peer support in recovery, disaster response resources, youth tobacco sales, and new health benefits as a result of health reform.

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