New research in mice shows that blocking a receptor in the brain's immune system substantially reduces the desire to consume alcohol, especially at night.
09/19/17 7:00 am
Many pregnant women wonder how much alcohol is safe to drink. Find out what a new study advises and why experts criticize the lack of good-quality data.
09/16/17 12:00 am
For the first time, researchers measure binge drinking-related changes in brain activity during rest. They mirror those seen in chronic alcoholics' brains.
09/15/17 12:00 am
New study identifies a brain mechanism altered by adolescent marijuana use and shows how to target it to eliminate schizophrenia-like symptoms in rats.
09/14/17 7:00 am
Protecting the behavioral health and safety of Americans is central to everything we do here at SAMHSA. Preventing the tragic loss of life from suicide is a unique challenge. We have learned that it takes a coordinated effort at all levels, from government to organizations to local communities – down to the individual level. Just […]
09/14/17 6:23 am
According to Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 23.2 million persons (9.4 percent of the U.S. population) aged 12 or older needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol use problem in 2007. Of these individuals, 2.4 million (10.4 percent of those who needed treatment) received treatment at a specialty facility (i.e., hospital, drug or alcohol rehabilitation or mental health center). Thus, 20.8 million persons (8.4 percent of the population aged 12 or older) needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol use problem but did not receive it. These estimates are similar to those in previous years.
The world of alcohol, drugs, and mental health residential treatment is a complex world; the need for more treatment centers is ever so needed. It is an opportunity for any individual or business to transform real estate investments into a revenue generator, or to help existing businesses generate additional streams of income. It also provides a valuable service for the economy. This service helps individuals help themselves and to become productive citizens once again. In the video below it displays some of the faces of this epidemic and shows that anyone could come in its grasp.