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An analysis of national survey data indicates that laws legalizing medical marijuana use are associated with increases in illicit cannabis use and cannabis use disorders among adults. The research was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse... ... moreSource National Institute on Drug Abuse
©Shutterstock/Stephen Orsillo An analysis of national survey data indicates that students attending college are at a significantly higher risk of beginning to use marijuana than those not enrolled in college, underscoring the need for improved prevention efforts. The research, conducted by... ... moreSource National Institute on Drug Abuse
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced that three scientists have been selected to receive the 2017 Avant-Garde Award for HIV/AIDS Research. The winning proposals focus on a variety of novel approaches, including: improving HIV... ... moreSource National Institute on Drug Abuse
April is Alcohol Awareness Month—a time to focus on the prevention, intervention, and treatment of alcohol-related problems across our nation. One place where alcohol has long been a problem is on college campuses. Although college students drink less today, they ... moreMon, Apr 24, 2017
We need to talk—about depression. The World Health Organization (WHO), has chosen depression as the focus of this year’s World Health Day on April 7, 2017, The theme is “Depression: Let’s Talk.” For years, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health ... moreThu, Apr 06, 2017
Transition planning can improve health and safety outcomes for individuals with behavioral health conditions who are leaving jails and prisons and moving back into the community. Research has shown that the overrepresentation of people with mental and substance use disorders ... moreWed, Mar 29, 2017
Our nation’s college campuses are experiencing a surge in demand for mental health services. About 1 in 10 incoming freshmen reports feeling depressed frequently. The 2015 Annual Report for the Center for Collegiate Mental Health states that the use of ... moreMon, Mar 20, 2017
Mental and substance use disorders take an enormous toll on Americans’ health, longevity and productivity. Collectively, depression, anxiety and mood disorders have the greatest impact on Americans’ health of any condition, according to claims data from more than 40 million ... moreMon, Mar 06, 2017
SAMHSA is a proud partner of the National Guard’s Guard Your Health readiness campaign. This month we are pleased to highlight services and support for prevention of substance misuse. The stress of combat, deployment, frequent moves, or separation from family ... moreTue, Feb 07, 2017
We’re very pleased to announce that the Administration for Children and Families, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Administration for Community Living and the Offices of the Assistant Secretary for Health and the Assistant Secretary for Planning ... moreThu, Jan 12, 2017
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