The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration recently released the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). The annual survey is the nation’s primary resource for data on mental health and substance use among Americans.
As the NSDUH demonstrates, substance misuse and mental illness continue to be major problems for Americans. These issues demand continued attention and focus across all American communities. The data also reflect impressive progress on the nation’s opioid crisis.
SAMHSA is allowing flexibility for grant recipients affected by the loss of operational capacity and increased costs due to the COVID-19 crisis. These flexibilities are available during this emergency time period. Flexibility may be reassessed upon issuance of new guidance by the Office of Management and Budget post the emergency time period. Continue to check for updated information and resources to assist grant recipients during the COVID-19 emergency.
SAMHSA Headlines offers you a biweekly update of selected, upcoming trainings and webinars. However, for a broader range of activities, visit this website, as well as the training sections of individual technical assistance center websites.
Selected events are highlighted below. Note that some of them require advance registration.
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This webinar will highlight Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) as an effective model for increasing access to and delivery of integrated, person-centered mental health, primary care, and substance abuse recovery services, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT). This webinar will feature Community Health Resources’ (CHR), a CCBHC-Expansion grantee, and a person in recovery who has participated in, benefited from, and who currently provides recovery support services in the CCBHC-Expansion program.
Este folleto ofrece información y consejos para sobrellevar una pandemia, así como recursos para obtener asistencia adicional. (This flyer provides information and tips for coping during a pandemic as well as resources for additional assistance).
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Natural disasters such as the West Coast wildfires and Hurricane Sally in the Gulf Coast States can be overwhelming and can seriously affect emotional health. The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, can provide immediate counseling to anyone who is seeking help in coping with the mental or emotional effects caused by natural disasters. The Helpline is a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week and free resource that responds to people who need crisis counseling and support in dealing with the traumatic effects of a natural or human-caused disaster.
These FAQs address general questions associated with award and management of SAMHSA discretionary grants that may arise in relation to COVID-19. This information does not apply to SABG, MHBG, PATH or PAIMI grants. Applicants and grant recipients are strongly encouraged to continue to check for updated information and resources.
Road to Recovery is an annual conference that takes place during National Recovery Month and highlights hot topics within the field of addiction psychiatry. As the world currently faces many physical barriers to accessing treatment, the use of technology to treat substance abuse continues to grow rapidly. This year's conference will feature sessions focused on the use of technology to treat and prevent substance abuse, ranging from telehealth for substance use disorders, evidence-based mobile interventions, technology-based harm reduction tools, and wearable devices that predict substance use.
This panel will include state Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) leads from South Dakota, North Dakota, Colorado, and Utah. They will answer your questions and engage in conversation around barriers they have experienced while addressing TBI and mental health, as well as promising practices and models that have worked well in their respective states.
Much has been written about relapse prevention for persons recovering from alcohol and other drugs. However, counselors and peer advocates face unique challenges, which usually are not discussed. This webinar will focus on developing skills for counselors/peer advocates on the job and in their personal lives to maintain recovery.
Our three panelists will highlight changes to alcohol use behaviors, policy, and treatment following the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. Denis McCarthy will review changing attitudes and alcohol use behavior, and discuss adaptation to safe drinking strategies. Julie Sherman will highlight policy changes and emerging opportunities to rethink availability. Finally, Kamilla Venner will review adaptions to alcohol use treatment specifically with native communities. Time will be reserved for discussion and question & answer.
This is Session 3 of a 5-part series. The purpose of this series is to enhance and increase screening of infectious disease in Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) and to increase collaboration among STI/HIV/HCV clinics, substance use treatment providers, family planning clinics, and others.
Session 3 will focus on:
Describing a comprehensive OTP model for care
Discussing a process for beginning screening for HIV, HCV, and STIs
Describing any informal or formal agreements for collaboration between OTPs, care providers, or clinics in addressing the needs of prevention for those who screen negative and care for those who screen positive
Other upcoming webinars include:
Session 4: Special Populations in OTPs – Pregnant Women and Family Planning – Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:00 p.m. EDT
Session 5: Emerging Trends and Resources – Wednesday, October 7, 2020 12:00 p.m. EDT
If you are at a case conference or other meetings and hear clinicians describe why medications work, what dopamine does to the body, and other questions about brain chemistry, but don’t understand the discussion, this course will describe some of the basics of neurochemistry. It is focused for people who work in the field of substance use or co-occurring disorders and are not scientists.
The substance use landscape is ever-changing, and it is vital for substance use preventionists and other stakeholders to have knowledge of the latest trends. Knowing about these trends is necessary to ensuring that prevention efforts are as responsive and relevant as possible to the people and populations being served. This webinar seeks to provide preventionists with the latest national and state data on emerging drug trends. It will also provide examples of data sources that preventionists can use to verify that these trends are relevant to communities.
This is the second session of this conference, which focuses on the integration efforts that support a collaborative healthcare approach. Current medical updates in services for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), HIV, TB, hepatitis, family planning, and addictions will be discussed.
Current research confirms high levels of patient satisfaction with behavioral health services delivered via videoconferencing, along with positive treatment outcomes. This webinar will present a review of the research of videoconferencing and its efficacy, along with access/links to resources and training opportunities to encourage skill development and adherence to privacy/security and confidentiality issues.
This webinar is part of the Coming Home to Primary Care series, which teaches behavioral health providers and primary care providers how to successfully navigate the field of integrated behavioral health and primary care. This session will present ways to introduce an organization, practice, and/or primary care physician to integrated behavioral health. Speakers will advocate utilizing successful strategies and lessons learned when establishing an integrated care practice. The next session in this series, Considerations in Maintaining Equity on Our Path to Pediatric Primary Care, is Friday, October 30, 2020 1:00 p.m. EDT.
This webinar will introduce participants to the various forms and effects of trauma, recognizing the effects of trauma in both people accessing care as well as staff and systems, while cultivating multi-dimensional responses to address trauma and prevent re-traumatization. It will also highlight evidence-based interventions for the treatment of trauma within the context of co-occurring disabling psychiatric conditions.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) victimization can result in numerous physical and behavioral health conditions. Rural communities experience unique concerns that may contribute to IPV, and IPV survivors living in rural areas face unique challenges. This presentation will describe these factors specific to rural populations experiencing IPV and implications for behavioral health practitioners regarding service delivery.
This webinar will provide an overview of the current state of methamphetamine use, considerations for concurrent opioid use, and strategies and interventions for treating and engaging individuals with stimulant use disorder.
Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI; e.g., self-cutting, self-burning) occurs in up to 20% of adolescents and represents a risk factor for suicidal behavior, although, many who engage in NSSI are not suicidal. This workshop will engage participants in learning about best practices for intervening with and monitoring NSSI and suicide risk in youth. Participants will leave the workshop with practical tools they can use in their work with youth the very next day.
Everyone can support the foundational principles of recovery: choice, self-determination and the importance of relationships. However, translating these principles into real-world practice can be difficult. In this webinar series, Dr. Deegan will offer proven frameworks and tools for navigating risk, managing professional boundaries, and engaging with people around psychiatric medications. In this first session, Navigating Risk: The Dignity of Risk and the Duty to Care, she will discuss what is recovery-oriented practice when people make choices that may steer their lives away from recovery.
This webinar will engage participants in understanding Psychiatric Advance Directives (PADs) as a promising crisis and recovery tool. The speaker will discuss the legal origins of PADs and how they evolved for use in mental health settings. He will also discuss the implementation challenges in getting PADS into routine practice.
This clinically based webinar training series is designed primarily for campus-based mental health providers. This training will focus on evidence-based practices, strategies, and supports for use with college-aged youth as they return to campus during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the second webinar in the clinically based series. Other webinars in this series include:
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 1:00 p.m. EDT: Assessment and Treatment Strategies for Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 1:00 p.m. EDT: Strategies for Promoting Resilience, Wellness, and Coping Skills for the Campus Community
This is a basic level workshop designed for mental health providers including psychologists, clinical social workers, mental health counselors, and graduate level students in the mental health field. The webinar will address the different terms that have been used to describe Latino populations and the evolution of such terms throughout history. Presenters will discuss how different generations may use different terms to self-identify and variables involved in this process such as acculturation and assimilation. The presentation will consider anthropological and psychosocial contexts in ethnic identification, as well as their impact on the mental health of Latino populations.
Clinical Roundtables – Webinars
The Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS) is conducting a series of special Clinical Roundtables to provide you with the information you need as you care for your patients with Opioid Use Disorder. The goal of the PCSS Clinical Roundtable is to support interactions among addiction experts and health professionals through an informal “roundtable” conversation. More information is available at the PCSS calendar of events. Below are some upcoming webinars:
Este volante destaca los conceptos claves sobre primeros auxilios psicológicos, así como los recursos que los socorristas y los trabajadores de extensión pueden usar al ayudar a las personas afectadas por la pandemia. También se ofrecen recursos para obtener asistencia adicional.
Esta tarjeta de bolsillo ofrece consejos y técnicas para reducir el estrés, así como una lista de recursos para obtener ayuda adicional. (The wallet card provides stress reduction tips and techniques as well as lists sources for additional assistance).