New research examines the effects of heavy cannabis use on brain activity, behavior, and feelings of negative emotionality such as alienation.
01/18/18 8:00 am
Summary: Jean Bennett says one of her main jobs as a SAMHSA official is making sure that when there is a conversation about health, behavioral health is at the table. As the Region III administrator for SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, I have the privilege of working with and serving the people […]
01/17/18 10:54 am
Prevention & Treatment I often found that my psychiatric practice’s patients diagnosed with depression, bipolar disorder or another mental illness also were living with untreated drug or alcohol problems. The presence of both substance abuse and mental illness is known as a co-occurring disorder. Left untreated, this condition poses a serious threat to an individual’s […]
01/12/18 11:02 am
A recently published retrospective study has investigated the prevalence of long-term opioid use in adolescents and young adults following surgery.
01/10/18 2:00 am
It is my pleasure to announce that Christopher M. Jones, PharmD, M.P.H., has joined SAMHSA as the first Director of the National Mental Health and Substance Use Policy Laboratory. The Policy Lab was created as part of the 21st Century Cures Act and promotes innovation and the dissemination and adoption of evidence-based practices and service […]
01/09/18 12:34 pm
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.