Headlines: Up to $42.5 Million Available for Family Treatment Drug Courts

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November 30, 2017

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SAMHSA Accepting Applications for up to $42.5 Million for Family Treatment Drug Courts

SAMHSA is accepting applications for $42.5 million in Family Treatment Drug Courts Grants. The purpose of this program is to expand substance use disorder treatment services in existing family treatment drug courts. These courts use the family treatment drug court model to provide alcohol and drug treatment to parents with substance use or mental disorders, or both. Services address the needs of the family as a whole to encourage recovery.


Thursday, November 30 | 2–3 p.m. Eastern Time

Recovery LIVE!: Community-based Recovery Supports for Military Service Members, Veterans, and their Families

SAMHSA's Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy invites you to a free, interactive virtual conversation with experts about the unique needs of veterans and active duty personnel who are in or may be seeking recovery in their local communities. Experts will discuss current barriers and challenges to treatment/recovery access within community organizations, explore family member concerns and issues, and provide recommendations and strategies to increase access to treatment and recovery support within local communities.
Wednesday, December 6 | 1–2 p.m. Eastern Time

The Impact of Homelessness and Unstable Housing on Provider Services Webinar Series, Part 3 of 3

This final webinar in the Recovery to Practice series on Homelessness and Unstable Housing explores how strong communication and collaboration between housing programs and behavioral health practitioners can positively impact engagement and recovery outcomes. Participants will learn the advantages of developing partnerships among housing services and behavioral and primary health providers, ways to overcome common challenges with partnerships between housing and clinical teams, and strategies to strengthen and enrich collaboration.
Thursday, December 7 | 12–1:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Do I Need this Pill? Understanding Pain and Prescription Drugs

This webinar explores how poor pain treatment is a contributing factor to today's opioid crisis. Please join the HHS Partnership Center and David Thomas of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for a webinar designed especially for faith-based and community leaders about the nature of pain, as well as new and healthy strategies for pain management. Increase your knowledge about how pain works, how opioids work for pain, and why these drugs are so addictive. Dr. Thomas will also talk about the influx of dangerous synthetics that are increasing the risk of overdose for youth and other vulnerable populations.
Prevention partners are invited to participate in National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week, sponsored by NIDA and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. This week-long health observance is an opportunity for teens to learn the facts about drug and alcohol abuse and addiction from scientists and other experts. Organize and promote an educational event or activity for teens during the week of January 22–28, 2018.