SAMHSA recently awarded more than $930 million in State Opioid Response grants to expand access to treatment and recovery support services. The HHS-wide $1 billion in opioid-specific grants support a comprehensive response to the opioid epidemic.
SAMHSA awarded up to $61.1 million in grants to be disbursed over several years for suicide prevention programs. The grant programs included in this effort are: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Disaster Distress Helpline and The Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant.
Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Elinore F. McCance-Katz and HHS Deputy Secretary Eric D. Hargan announced $6.2 million in new grants in Fairbanks, Alaska, focusing on opioid and mental health services.
SAMHSA released the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The annual survey contains highly anticipated data that help provide a statistical context for the country's opioid crisis and other behavioral health matters. View the recorded presentationof the NSDUH data andwebcast slidespresented by Dr. Elinore F. McCance-Katz.
The Spotlight on Opioids assembles opioid-related information from the Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health into one document to inform the general public, especially family and friends of people with an elevated risk of opioid overdose, opioid misuse, and/or opioid use disorder. The publication was unveiled by Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Elinore F. McCance-Katz, HHS Deputy Secretary Eric D. Hargan, and Surgeon General Jerome Adams at the Great Circle Academy – a Missouri school that serves as a recovery-based academic program for teens.
SAMHSA released fourHealthy Pregnancy Healthy Baby fact sheets that offer treatment guidance for women who have opioid use disorders and who also are pregnant and/or are mothers of infants. The factsheets topics include: opioid use disorder and pregnancy; treating opioid use disorder during pregnancy; treating babies exposed to opioids before birth; and care for mother and baby while receiving opioid use disorder treatment.
SAMHSA released a toolkit containing information on tobacco cessation for providers and clients for use in substance use disorder treatment settings. The toolkit is composed of three pieces: Implementing Tobacco Cessation Programs in Substance Use Disorder Treatment Settings: A Quick Guide for Program Directors and Clinicians; Quitting Tobacco – Help Your Clients to a Healthier Life (for providers); and You Can Quit Tobacco – Benefits and Tips for Quitting for Good (for clients).
Join SAMHSA's Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) for a Recovery LIVE! virtual event to learn how national experts apply best practices that build and strengthen peer support services for people experiencing serious mental illness or substance use disorders.
When individuals enter the field of healthcare, they are driven by a passion to assist others in achieving their best state of wellness. So why do so many of us neglect to ask a critical question in our intake assessments that would identify vital and potentially life-saving information? That question being: "Have you or a loved one ever served in the U.S. military?"