The Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) program at SAMHSA provides help in an ever-growing list of venues. SBIRT is expanding to include the next generation of service providers through a new medical residency grant program. Read more . . .
In Colorado, the goal is to make SBIRT the standard practice across the state.
In Alaska, the Tanana Chiefs Conference seeks to bring SBIRT to 42 villages.
In Pennsylvania, the University of Pittsburgh teaches medical students about screening.
SAMHSA’s Jack Stein facilitated a presentation on the upcoming SBIRT evaluation report.
After the swearing in ceremony, Ms. Hyde exchanged greetings with SAMHSA staff. Photos are included.
A recent study on lessons learned at the state level may help to highlight the need for public education about the Federal parity law. Read the full text of the journal article.
Bringing to life stories from the mental health recovery movement requires both the entertainment industry and consumer leaders. They shared the honors in Hollywood. Photo gallery.
Improving counselors’ skills takes teaching, coaching, and mentoring. SAMHSA’s new Treatment Improvement Protocol is now available.
What are appropriate responses to who may need help? A report offers principles for safe interventions.
A cross-agency, unified approach is recommended by SAMHSA’s National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare.
State-by-state reports are presented by gender on behavioral health problems experiences by young people.
Order free “Take the first step to recovery” wallet cards in English and en español. The cards feature SAMHSA’s Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP.
Happy New Year from the SAMHSA News team. We appreciate your feedback, comments, and recommendations for upcoming issues.
Recent Requests for Applications included SAMHSA’s Peer-to-Peer Recovery program.
In Montana, a tribal group recently accepted a “big check.”
Homelessness Resource Center recently edited 11 journal articles.
New, interactive Web site features a library of tools.
New online toolkit helps family, teachers, and doctors keep teens from abusing prescription drugs.
Fewer youth are using tobacco products.
Age relates to teens’ perception of the danger of substance use.
Lifeline’s Twitter, Facebook numbers rise.
Recent event included a hoop dancing demonstration.
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