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    Youth Perception of Marijuana Harm Decreases as “710” Becomes More Potent

    Marijuana oil is approximately four times more potent than smoked cannabis – a concern as youth perceptions of marijuana risk decrease.

    Marijuana oil is approximately four times more potent than smoked cannabis – a concern as youth perceptions of marijuana risk decrease.

    Marijuana oil is approximately four times more potent than smoked cannabis – a concern as youth perceptions of marijuana risk decrease.

  • Early Psychosis Addressed with State Programs

    National Effort Addresses Early Psychosis

    Funding targets comprehensive help to people experiencing early psychosis.

    Funding targets comprehensive help to people experiencing early psychosis.

    Funding targets comprehensive help to people experiencing early psychosis.

The E-cigarette

New Regulations for E-Cigarettes

Earlier this month the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a final rule that will extend its authority to all...
Preventing Suicide Among Seniors

Preventing Suicide Among Seniors

Suicide rates among older adults are higher than the general population – especially among men. SAMHSA's toolkit brings prevention guidance to senior centers.

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Comment on Records Confidentiality Rule

A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was published for public comment regarding 42 CFR Part 2 of the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records regulations.
Kimberly Johnson, PhD

CSAT has a New Director!

The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) at SAMHSA has a new director – Kimberly A. Johnson, Ph.D.
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Suicide Cluster Prevention on Campus

Efforts are underway to prevent “suicide clusters” – an unexpectedly high number of suicides occurring close together in time or space – on college campuses.
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Social Media During a Crisis

Social media has shifted the way we respond to news events and disasters, where information can be shared at lightning speed. Behavioral health organizations must find ways to respond and communicate accurate information quickly.