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November/December 2008, Volume 16, Number 6 
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Parity: What Does the New Law Mean?

Parity: What Does the New Law Mean?

You’re probably convinced that mental illness and substance use disorders are just as important as physical problems. Now Congress is, too. Read more on Parity.

Recommended Reading on Parity

Two research reports offer information on evaluation and a look at Vermont data.


From Dr. Broderick: Parity Law: Making a Difference

A Message from SAMHSA’s Acting Administrator

Joining Forces

Joining Forces To Make a Difference

More than 400 experts in the field came together in Tampa to improve treatment options for women, share promising practices, and celebrate Recovery Month. Read more about the conference highlights.

At the Conference

A Call To Action

A Call To Action

Plenaries inspire women to rise to the challenges ahead.

Listening Session

Listening Session

SAMHSA’s Advisory Committee on Women’s Services hears from the field.

Why Gender Matters: Two Workshops

Why Gender Matters: Workshops

Two presenters highlight trauma-informed care and a woman’s path to recovery.

Related Stories

Pregnant Women & Drinking: New Data

Two recent short reports from SAMHSA.

Federal Resources for Women

Helpful information includes a free calendar.

Conference Photo Gallery

  Returning Veterans  
Women in Military: Overcoming Challenges

Women in Military: Overcoming Challenges

From mental health issues to sexual harassment, women veterans face special challenges. The Director of SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services and two military women discuss what's being done to help.

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Veterans & Major Depressive Episode: New Data

Last year, more than 300,000 veterans experienced MDEs. A new short report with statistics based on combined data from 2004 to 2007 examines the problem.

  Also in This Issue  
Grant Updates

Grant Updates

Awards announced.

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2008 Science & Service Award Winners

For best practices, 29 organizations honored.

Advisory Councils

Advisory Councils

Five new members for SAMHSA’s Advisory Councils.

Treatment Line Gets National Attention

Oprah promotes SAMHSA’s substance abuse treatment line as a resource.

Primary Care Settings

Mental health may improve with treatment location.

2008 Annual Index

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Voice Award Nominations
You have until March 2009 to cast your vote. Read more on Voice Awards.

  Download & Share  

  Suicide Prevention  
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New Media Increase Options

Virtual suicide prevention efforts are helping.

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Lifeline Answers One Millionth Call

Milestone for SAMHSA’s National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

  Training Manuals  
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This Treatment Improvement Protocol training manual offers basics on successful detox.

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Medication-Assisted Treatment

This Treatment Improvement Protocol training manual discusses treatment for opioid addiction.

  Data on Youth  
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Inhalant Use & Depression

Some adolescents are three times as likely to start using inhalants—find out why.

Mental Health Settings: New Data

Do young people get mental health services at school more often than at specialty treatment centers?

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Out-of-Home Treatment

Effective treatment options for young people.

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