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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 Anita Everett M.D. DFAPA, Director, Center for Mental Health Services 988: The New National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Number The past several years have marked several groundbreaking developments with respect to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK). In fiscal year (FY) ... more
Fri, May 14, 2021
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By Dona Dmitrovic, Director, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention The global coronavirus pandemic has forced us to learn new ways of doing many things. Employees in some job sectors learned to work from home, while others had to find entirely ... more
Fri, May 07, 2021
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Anita Everett M.D. DFAPA, Director, Center for Mental Health Services National suicide rates are rising, and this is especially true for our nation’s youth suicide rate. Suicide is largely a preventable cause of death, and you are more able to ... more
Wed, May 05, 2021
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Roxana A. Hernandez, MPH, Shayla C. Anderson, MPH, CHES, Mary Roary, PhD, MBA - Oficina de Equidad en Salud Mental (OBHE) ... more
Fri, Apr 30, 2021
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By Roxana A. Hernandez, MPH, Shayla C. Anderson, MPH, CHES, Mary Roary, PhD, MBA - Office of Behavioral Health Equity ... more
Fri, Apr 30, 2021
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By Robert Baillieu M.D., M.P.H., Physician and Senior Clinical and Practice Advisor,  Center for Substance Abuse Treatment In managing or preventing substance use disorders, nothing should occur in isolation. People and systems of care are complex. They require frequent observation, assessment ... more
Fri, Apr 23, 2021
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By: Dona Dmitrovic, Director, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention In a world filled with a seemingly endless number of troubling headlines, it seems that everyone is looking for a bit of good news these days. And here it is: Underage drinking ... more
Thu, Apr 01, 2021
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