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Stay up-to-date on the latest news regarding alcohol and drug issues in the United States. From teen substance use to recent legislative developments and advances in addiction treatment, you can browse information here or visit our drugs of abuse education section.

Jack B. Stein, Ph.D. Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), has appointed Jack B. Stein, Ph.D., to be the NIDA Chief of Staff, a newly created position to support and assist the Director with coordination and strategic planning of key institute initiatives.... ... more
Source National Institute on Drug Abuse
The scientific world has advanced immeasurably by the science of DNA and genetics. Manipulating gene expression to change the way that cells such as neurons function has helped scientists create very specific tools to use for understanding and developing treatments for human diseases. For human... ... more
Source National Institute on Drug Abuse
Naloxone is a potentially life-saving drug commonly used to reverse opioid overdoses and can be injected as a liquid or delivered as a nasal spray. The fastest method of delivery is through an intravenous (IV) dose, but many first responders, police, families or friends are not well ... more
Source National Institute on Drug Abuse
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By: Jon Berg, M.Ed., Senior Public Health Advisor, SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment ... more
Fri, Mar 15, 2019
Source SAMHSA
By: HIV.gov  Cross-posted from HIV.gov Blog The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) through its Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) to support substance use treatment service delivery to racial/ethnic minority individuals at ... more
Wed, Mar 06, 2019
Source SAMHSA
By: Tammy R. Beckham, DVM, PhD, Director, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health Cross-posted from HHS Viral Hepatitis Blog Summary:  SAMHSA chief urges grantees and partners to address infectious diseases as integral part of the ... more
Wed, Feb 20, 2019
Source SAMHSA
By: Elinore F. McCance-Katz, MD, PhD, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data on the ten leading causes of death in the United States recently. Tragically, suicide—too often a consequence ... more
Thu, Jan 24, 2019
Source SAMHSA
By: Anne M. Herron, M.S., Acting Director, SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment It can be overwhelming and confusing to know where to start if you need to find treatment for an alcohol or drug addiction. Addiction touches nearly everyone in ... more
Wed, Jan 23, 2019
Source SAMHSA
By: Luis Vasquez, LICSW, Acting Director, SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Prevention ... more
Mon, Jan 14, 2019
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