A new SAMHSA report indicates that 4.31 percent of people aged 12 or older in the United States used prescription pain relievers nonmedically in the past year. Research has found that the vast majority of people who take prescription pain relievers do not misuse them; however, their misuse is second only to marijuana use as the nation's most prevalent illicit drug problem.
Two new SAMHSA data reports were unveiled on the state of quality assurance practices related to the workforce in substance abuse and mental health treatment facilities. The quality assurance practices include continuing education requirements for staff, regularly scheduled case review with a supervisor, and case review by an appointed quality review committee.
A new short report, based on data from SAMHSA's annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health, highlights the number of American adults with substance use disorders in the past year and trends in substance use disorders between 2002 and 2014. Reducing substance use disorders and related problems among adults is critical for mental and physical health, safety, and quality of life.
This webinar, hosted quarterly, will highlight current innovations in developing the addiction and mental health workforce in the state of Massachusetts. This is the fourth webinar in an ongoing series.
Register now to attend the 2017 Voice Awards event in person at Royce Hall at the University of California, Los Angeles on Wednesday, August 16, or register to watch the live event webcast. Help honor people in recovery and their family members who are community champions seeking to improve the lives of people with mental illnesses and addictions. The Voice Awards also recognize television and film productions that educate the public about behavioral health and showcase that recovery is real and possible.