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Stay up-to-date on the latest news regarding alcohol and drug issues in the United States. From teen substance use to recent legislative developments and advances in addiction treatment, you can browse information here or visit our drugs of abuse education section.

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By: Elinore F. McCance-Katz, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Each and every day, SAMHSA works to ensure that substance misuse is prevented in America’s communities and that our nation’s mental health is strong. May marks Mental ... more
Thu, May 14, 2020
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By: Neeraj Gandotra, M.D., Chief Medical Officer ... more
Fri, Nov 29, 2019
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By: Roslyn Holliday Moore, Public Health Analyst, and Victoria Chau, Public Health Analyst, SAMHSA Office of Behavioral Health Equity ... more
Tue, Oct 15, 2019
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By: Johnnetta Davis-Joyce, M.A., Director, SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention  ... more
Thu, Sep 19, 2019
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By: Victoria Chau, Public Health Analyst, SAMHSA Office of Behavioral Health Equity and Roslyn Holliday-Moore, Public Health Analyst, SAMHSA Office of Behavioral Health Equity Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are the fastest growing population in the United States, representing numerous cultures, ... more
Wed, May 22, 2019
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By: Anita Everett, M.D., DFAPA, Director, SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Services Our population is aging. Approximately 75 million Americans will be over age 65 by 2030.  Additionally, a 2012 study from the Institute on Medicine found that approximately one in ... more
Mon, May 20, 2019
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