Archives – 2002 to 2014

Archived articles from 2002 to 2014 are found on this page. Later articles are found at the 2015 – Present Archives page.


SAMHSA News - Fall 2014 Fall 2014, Volume 22, Number 4
The Affordable Care Act has made behavioral health care more accessible. It has also increased the need for trained service providers. SAMHSA recently launched a new strategic initiative to address the workforce shortage.Other content includes: “SAMHSA Releases New Strategic Plan,” “Serious Mental Illness: A New Block Grant Priority,” “Crisis Response: An Alternative,” “Link Between Underage Substance Use and Problems in Adulthood,” “National Survey Shows Decline in Substance Use,” “States and Federal Efforts Curb Tobacco Sales to Minors,” “Experts Convene on Bullying Prevention,” “Prevent Bullying – the Smart(phone) Way,” “New SAMHSA Office of Tribal Affairs and Policy,”and “25th Recovery Month Offers Resources, Statistics.”
SAMHSA News - Summer 2014 Summer 2014, Volume 22, Number 3
Many young people with behavioral health issues encounter difficulties once they’re no longer eligible for publicly funded children’s mental health services, leaving some to fall through the cracks. Learn about SAMHSA efforts to meet the needs of these emerging adults.Other content includes: “From Youth to Adulthood: Offering Help,” “Managing Anger,” “E-Cigarettes Pose Risks,” “White House Forum Addresses Critical Issues for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders,” “Heart Health for Mental Health,” “White House Conference on Mental Health: One Year Later,” “Mental Health Challenges Found among Older Teens and Young Adults,” and “Saving Babies from Exposure to Alcohol.”
SAMHSA News - Spring 2014 Spring 2014, Volume 22, Number 2
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline follows up with callers after the initial phone call to offer support and improve outcomes.This issue also explores preventing compassion fatigue among behavioral health providers in high stress environments, and limiting access to lethal means as a prevention strategy. It contains a message from the SAMHSA Administrator on suicide prevention.Other content includes: “Preventing Compassion Fatigue,” “Limiting Access to Lethal Means,” “Trauma-Informed Care – New Publication,” “Report Tracks America’s Behavioral Health,” “Circles of Care Address Health Disparities in Native Communities,” and “Prevention and Recovery: Collaborations Foster Support and Hope.”
SAMHSA News - Winter 2014 Winter 2014, Volume 22, Number 1
Bullying results from a complex combination of factors requiring a multidisciplinary response to prevention. Learn about SAMHSA’s efforts to promote accurate information about bullying in the media and demystify bullying behavior.Other content includes: “Preventing Opioid Overdose and Accidental Death,” “Underage Drinking: Interactive Tool Helps Parents ‘Start the Talk’,” “PCP-Related Emergency Visits Rise 400 Percent,” “Final Parity Rule Issued,” “Affordable Care Act Update,” and “Highlights from the Voice Awards 2013.”


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Starting October 1, 2013, Americans who are uninsured or who buy their own health insurance will have a new way to shop for insurance: the Health Insurance Marketplace.Other content includes: “Veterans Court Provides Treatment and Support,” “Survey Shows Continued Reduction of Prescription Drug Use among Young Adults,” “Community Conversations on Mental Health Seek Solutions,” and “Behavioral Health Resources for Times of Disaster.”
cover of SAMHSA News - Summer 2013 Summer 2013 – Volume 21, Number 3
President Obama gathered leaders, advocates, and consumers at a recent White House conference on mental health to discuss how people can work together to reduce negative attitudes and encourage those with mental health problems to seek help.Other content includes: “Providing Education on Health Care Options,” “Recovery Month Goes International,” “Raising Awareness of Children’s Mental Health,” “Empowering Parents and Communities to Address Underage Drinking,” and “Emergency Response: SAMHSA’s Regional Administrators.”
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When it comes to protecting students from violence, it’s not enough to focus only on security measures, such as hiring security guards, locking doors, or developing emergency plans, said Michelle Bechard, lead public health advisor in the Mental Health Promotion Branch of SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services. “What’s needed,” she said, “is involvement by the whole community—school personnel, law enforcement, the mental health system, community-based organizations, families, and young people themselves.”Other content includes: “Family Networks Offer Communities of Hope,” “Health Homes: A Strategy to Improve Care,” and “SAMHSA Prevention Day 2013.”
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The young Californians served by the Monterey County Health Department’s Hope for Youth/Esperanza para los Jóvenes face incredible challenges. These young people live in neighborhoods plagued by gangs, violence, criminal behavior, and easy access to alcohol, marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, and other drugs. Additional Versions: PDF Download or Order Print CopyOther content includes: “Drug Treatment Courts Offer Hope for Youth,” “Decline in Young Adult Non-medical Prescription Drug Use,” “Community Coalitions Prevent Underage Drinking,” “Addressing Substance Use in Tribal Communities,” and “BHbusiness: Helping Providers Navigate Health Reform.”


cover of SAMHSA News - Fall 2012 Fall 2012 – Volume 20, Number 3
At age 16, Jordan Burnham was a popular high school student, always smiling and laughing. Being diagnosed with depression came as a surprise, as he had become an expert in hiding his feelings. Additional Version: PDF DownloadOther content includes: “Suicide Prevention: A National Priority,” “With Peer Support, Recovery is Possible,” “SAMHSA Responds to Recent Disasters,” “Behavioral Health Benefits: New Access and Challenges,” Tobacco Sales to Youth, Lowest Ever” and “New CMHS Director: Paolo del Vecchio.”
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This year, SAMHSA is celebrating its 20th anniversary and two decades of progress in the behavioral health field. Since SAMHSA was created in 1992, people with mental and substance use disorders have seen many improvements in their lives. The rise of the consumer and recovery movements has made it possible for individuals to be active participants in their own care and recovery. Additional Versions: PDF Download or Order Print CopyOther content includes: “Celebrating Two Decades of Progress in the Behavioral Health Field,” “Underage Drinking Campaign: Local Communities Take Active Role,” “National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day 2012,” “Helping Diverse Populations Access Behavioral Health Care,” ” Regional Administrators Bring Behavioral Health Nationwide,” and “National Prevention Week.”
cover of SAMHSA News - Winter 2012 Winter 2012 – Volume 20, Number 1
As the Nation strives to increase access to affordable care, technology is playing a key role. Both health information technology (HIT) and its corollary, electronic health records (EHRs) are central to improving the delivery of services so that that all Americans — including those with behavioral health conditions — benefit from health care system reform. Additional Versions: PDF Download or Order Print CopyOther content includes: “What Military Patients Want Civilian Providers to Know,” “Block Grants Respond to State Needs,” “National Survey Shows Rise in Illicit Drug Use,” and “Thousands Celebrate During National Recovery Month.”


cover of SAMHSA News - Fall 2011 Fall 2011 – Volume 19, Number 3
“My memories are full of jargon,” Senior Master Sergeant Leonard Macari says. “If I finally open up to a counselor, I don’t want to have to stop and explain acronyms like MRE or terms like ‘I did a 5 and 25.’ I want my therapist to know what I’m talking about. Otherwise, there’s a disconnect that’s hard to get past,” the Rhode Island National Guardsman explains. Additional Version: PDF DownloadOther content includes: “Preventing Suicide on College Campuses,” “National Action Alliance & High Risk Groups,” “Attempts Involving Antidepressants,” “Is December the Cruelest Month?,” “Underage Drinking Prevention Videos,” “Young Mothers & Cigarettes, Alcohol, & Marijuana,” “Healing Beyond Borders,” and “Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory.”
cover of SAMHSA News - March/April 2011 March/April 2011 – Volume 19, Number 2
“College can be a stressful time, and the numbers bear that out. According to SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health, in 2008, young adults age 18 to 25 were more likely that adults age 26 to 49 to have had serious thoughts of suicide. Additional Version: PDF DownloadOther content includes: “Increasing Outreach, Feedback, and Virtual Communities,” “President’s Budget,” “Oil Spill Update,” “Marvel Comics’ Superheroes Help,” and “Suicidal Thoughts & Behaviors: Who’s at Risk?.”
cover of SAMHSA News - January/February 2011 January/February 2011 – Volume 19, Number 1
“Behavioral Health and Social Media” describes SAMHSA’s robust “digital engagement” program with presences on four major social medial channels. This issue also includes the FY 2012 budget, a presidential directive on military families, and recent data on treatment admissions. Statistics on suicidal thoughts and behaviors are included. Additional Version: PDF DownloadOther content includes: “Circles of Care for American Indian and Alaska Native Youth,” “Mental Health Report,” “Youth and Mental Health,” “30 Million Drove Under the Influence Last Year,” “Homelessness Video Series,” “Seclusion & Restraint Alternatives,” “Prescription Pain Relievers in the News,” and ” In the ER: Young Children & Accidental Drug Use.”


cover of SAMHSA News - November/December 2010 November/December 2010 – Volume 18, Number 6
Building resilience and reducing the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on young people in American Indian and Alaska Native tribal communities is a challenge. This issue’s cover story includes SAMHSA’s work in this area, including articles about grantees, e.g., the Pascua Yaqui tribe of Arizona and the San Felipe Pueblo in New Mexico. Features include “How Many Americans Experienced Mental Illness in the Past Year?” Additional Version: PDF Download
cover of SAMHSA News - September/October 2010 September/October 2010 – Volume 18, Number 5
What do you need to know about the Affordable Care Act and health care reform? This issue’s cover story offers details, including information about health homes. SAMHSA’s Administrator talks about the Agency’s 8 strategic Initiatives in her message to readers. Other features include the launch of the National Action Alliance on Suicide Prevention, recent efforts to break the silence about suicide among college students, and updates on HIV/AIDS. Why is behavioral health essential to health? Hear what a panel of experts have to say. Additional Versions: PDF Download or Order Print Copy
cover of SAMHSA News - July/August 2010 July/August 2010 – Number 4
The Deepwater Horizon oil disaster affected lives of residents in the Gulf states. To help, SAMHSA took action to make behavioral health a top priority. This issue’s cover story and the Administrator’s message focused on helping residents cope. Other features included a new publication and CD-ROM on responding to childhood traumatic grief, new data on the dramatic rise in abuse of pain relievers, and multicultural campaigns on mental health. Additional Versions: PDF Download or Order Print Copy
cover of SAMHSA News - May/June 2010 May/June 2010 – Volume 18, Number 3
SAMHSA’s Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health) promotes the well-being of children age zero to 8. A successful grantee in Maine is highlighted. The SAMHSA Administrator thanks readers who emailed comments on “What’s in a Term.” Other features include a new publication about helping communities prevent suicide among Native youth; Children’’s Mental Health Day highlights; a look at health reform; and adolescent substance use statistics on an average day. Additional Version: PDF Download
cover of SAMHSA News - March/April 2010 March/April 2010 – Volume 18, Number 2
Building community awareness is the focus of three new prevention campaigns on underage drinking, suicide prevention, and mental health for African Americans. Other articles include a special message from the SAMHSA Administrator asking for input on terms used to describe our work, a highlight of SAMHSA’s Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking grantees, the Agency’s Fiscal Year 2011 Budget, TIP 51, and new Evidence-Based Practices KITs. Additional Version: PDF Download
cover of SAMHSA News - January/February 2010 January/February 2010 – Volume 18, Number 1
Now that the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act is in effect, what does that mean for consumers, those in treatment and recovery, and their families? The cover story offers some insights and the Interim Final Regulations. Other topics: campus suicide prevention at Penn State and Tufts, violent behaviors among girls, treatment updates. Additional Versions: PDF Download or Order Print Copy


cover of SAMHSA News - November/December 2009 November/December 2009 – Volume 17, Number 6
SAMHSA’s Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) program is the cover story highlighting grantees in Alaska and Colorado. Other topics include parity, homelessness, and a guide for clinical supervision. Additional Version: PDF Download
cover of SAMHSA News - September/October 2009 September/October 2009 – Volume 17, Number 5
The philosophy of recovery is the cover story for this issue. A person’s early days in recovery might be compared to a climber’s first steps up a great mountain. There’s a lot of work ahead. Programs at SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) are highlighted as well as recent white papers on recovery. Additional Version: PDF Download
cover of SAMHSA News - July/August 2009 July/August 2009 – Volume 17, Number 4
Coordinating care for children with serious mental health challenges is the focus of the cover story. Three grantee programs are highlighted, including programs for very young children and for children on reservations. Also, read about retail sales of tobacco to youth, a state report on substance abuse statistics, health reform and behavioral health, how parents can affect youth substance use, and more. Additional Version: PDF Download
cover of SAMHSA News - May/June 2009 May/June 2009 – Volume 17, Number 3
“Suicide Prevention on Campus: Keeping Students Connected” (cover story by Kristin Blank) and a new resource (TIP 50) for substance abuse counselors on how to address suicidal thoughts in clients are included. Also, read about pregnant women and substance use, a new nurse’s guide to buprenorphine, and a nurse’s personal story. Additional Version: PDF Download
cover of SAMHSA News - March/April 2009 March/April 2009 – Volume 17, Number 2
Jail diversion for people with mental illness is the cover story’s focus.  A SAMHSA grantee in Blacksburg, VA, is also highlighted along with a description of mental health courts. American Indian and Alaska Native culture is featured in a new pocket-sized “Culture Card” of tribal facts. Additional Version: PDF Download
cover of SAMHSA News - January/February 2009 January/February 2009 – Volume 17, Number 1
This issue launches our print redesign with a new masthead, connections to SAMHSA News online, and more. SAMHSA’s successful Drug Free Communities Support program, our cover story, harnesses the power of community coalitions to reduce substance abuse among young people. Prevention works! Additional Version: PDF Download


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November/December 2008 – Volume 16, Number 6
Cover Story: Parity: What Does the New Law Mean? You’re probably convinced that mental illness and substance abuse disorders are just as important as physical problems. Now Congress is, too. Additional Versions: PDF Download or Order Print Copy

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September/October 2008 – Volume 16, Number 5
Cover Story: Returning Veterans and Behavioral Health. Major General Mark Graham and his wife Carol Graham knew their son Kevin had received treatment for depression. Additional Version: PDF Download

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July/August 2008 – Volume 16, Number 4
Cover Story: Homelessness Services: Web 2.0 Connects Providers Online. Web 2.0. It’s the latest computer buzzword. But how can it be of use to service providers who work with people who are homeless? Additional Version: PDF Download

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May/June 2008 – Volume 16, Number 3
Cover Story: Helping Young Offenders Return to Communities. “For many young offenders, moving up from the juvenile justice system to the full-fledged prison system is a rite of passage,” explained Christine Urban, L.M.H.C., C.A.S.A.C. Additional Version: PDF Download

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March/April 2008 – Volume 16, Number 2
Cover Story: Screening Works: Update from the Field. In the 5 years since SAMHSA launched the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Initiative, the program has increasingly become an integral part of medical practice in clinics, emergency rooms, and other treatment settings. Additional Versions: PDF Download or Order Print Copy

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January/February 2008 – Volume 16, Number 1
Cover Story: Veterans & Their Families: A SAMHSA Priority. When Sgt. Dean Nist returned home to rural Somerset, PA, after Marine Reserve combat service in Iraq that included the battle of Fallujah, he found dealing with civilians difficult. Additional Version: PDF Download


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November/December 2007 – Volume 15, Number 6
Cover Story: Preventing Suicide on College Campuses. “I don’t care. I don’t really care about anything anymore.” Those red-flag words, even if they don’t explicitly say “suicide,” can be a troubled college student’s only call for help. Additional Version: PDF Download

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September/October 2007 – Volume 15, Number 5
Cover Story: Reducing Wait Time Improves Treatment Access, Retention. Seeking help for a substance abuse problem can be one of the most difficult decisions people ever make. Additional Version: PDF Download

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July/August 2007 – Volume 15, Number 4
Cover Story: Rural Substance Abuse: Overcoming Barriers to Prevention, Treatment. Think of rural America and tranquil images of farmland punctuated by red barns, black and white cows, and tiny towns may come to mind. But when it comes to substance abuse, the picture isn’t so idyllic. Additional Version: PDF Download

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May/June 2007 – Volume 15, Number 3
Cover Story: Expanding HIV Assistance: Outreach, Testing for At-Risk Individuals. On a suburban street known as a hangout for drug abusers, a nondescript camper van pulls to the curb and stops. Additional Version: PDF Download

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March/April 2007 – Volume 15, Number 2
Cover Story: Social Security Benefits: Outreach, Access, and Recovery. People who are homeless and have serious mental illnesses need much more than housing. Additional Version: PDF Download

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January/February 2007 – Volume 15, Number 1
Cover Story: Older Adults . . . Treatment: What Works Best? For retired psychiatric social worker Trudy Persky, M.A., L.S.W., A.C.S.W., older people’s attitudes toward mental health issues boil down to one word: fear. Additional Version: PDF Download


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November/December 2006 – Volume 14, Number 6
Cover Story: Electronic Records: Health Care in the 21st Century. It’s everyone’s worst medical nightmare: an unexpected emergency forces you to get health care far from home. Additional Version: PDF Download

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September/October 2006 – Volume 14, Number 5
Cover Story: Initiative Blends Research & Practice. Seventeen years. According to the Institute of Medicine, that’s the average gap between the time a researcher publishes a new research finding and practitioners out in the field actually put that finding to use. Additional Version: PDF Download

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July/August 2006 – Volume 14, Number 4
Cover Story: Hurricane Recovery Guides Preparedness Planning. “What we learned from Hurricane Katrina is not to wait until the water is up to our knees before we start figuring out what to do,” said hurricane survivor Michael Patrick, a New Orleans native. Additional Version: PDF Download

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May/June 2006 – Volume 14, Number 3
Cover Story: Employment: Help for People with Mental Illness. Very few people with the most serious mental illnesses have jobs, according to Crystal R. Blyler, Ph.D., a social science analyst in the Division of Service and Systems Improvement at SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS). Additional Version: PDF Download

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March/April 2006 – Volume 14, Number 2
Cover Story: Incarceration vs. Treatment: Drug Courts. In many courtrooms, judges see the same defendants so often they’re practically on a first-name basis. Additional Version: PDF Download

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January/February 2006 – Volume 14, Number 1
Cover Story: Screening Adds Prevention to Treatment. To someone with an injury or sudden illness, a visit to a hospital emergency room can seem an endless stretch of anxiety and frustration punctuated by periods of boredom. Additional Version: PDF Download


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November/December 2005 – Volume 13, Number 6
Cover Story: Hurricane Recovery. In towns and cities along the Gulf Coast, survivors and first responders alike continue to show resilience and courage as they face the day-to-day reality of their devastated environment as best they can 3 months after Hurricane Katrina. Additional Version: PDF Download

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September/October 2005 – Volume 13, Number 5
Cover Story: Recovery Is Key for Mental Health Action Agenda. Marking a milestone in the history of mental health and mental illness in America, SAMHSA recently released Transforming Mental Health Care in America—The Federal Action Agenda: First Steps. Additional Version: PDF Download

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July/August 2005 – Volume 13, Number 4
Cover Story: Medicare Modernization Brings Big Changes. Medicare—the national health care program for Americans age 65 and older and younger people who qualify because of a physical or mental disability—is about to undergo the most dramatic change in its 40-year history. Additional Version: PDF Download

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May/June 2005 – Volume 13, Number 3
Cover Story: Helping Iraq Restore Its Mental Health System. When the idea of closing Baghdad’s Al-Rashad Mental Hospital first arose, Director and Consultant Psychiatrist Muhmmad R. Lafta, M.D., didn’t believe it was possible. Additional Version: PDF Download

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March/April 2005 – Volume 13, Number 2
Cover Story: Initiative Helps End Chronic Homelessness. When you’re in and out of psychiatric wards, said Gayle Scarbrough, it’s hard to maintain a place to live. Suffering from schizoaffective disorder and a drug addiction that only made her hallucinations more terrifying, Ms. Scarbrough slept in parks, under bridges, in shelters, anywhere she could. Additional Version: PDF Download

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January/February 2005 – Volume 13, Number 1
Cover Story: Conference Explores High-Tech Treatments. A patient arrives in the emergency room of a small hospital in rural Tennessee in acute need of psychiatric evaluation. Additional Version: PDF Download


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November/December 2004 – Volume 12, Number 6
Cover Story: SAMHSA Launches Rapid HIV Testing Initiative. SAMHSA has launched a Rapid HIV Testing Initiative, which will make available a “rapid results” HIV test and related support services to thousands of people who receive help from SAMHSA’s programs. Additional Version: PDF Download

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September/October 2004 – Volume 12, Number 5
Cover Story: Peer-to-Peer Program Promotes Recovery. For many people, the story that follows illustrates perfectly the philosophy of the Recovery Community Services Program at SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). Additional Version: PDF Download

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July/August 2004 – Volume 12, Number 4
Cover Story: Older Adults: Improving Mental Health Services. By 2030, the population of Americans over age 65 is expected to rise to about 71.5 million, compared to 35.6 million in 2002. Additional Version: PDF Download

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May/June 2004 – Volume 12, Number 3
Cover Story: Across Borders: Reaching Out to Iraq. Thirty years of armed conflicts and a brutal dictatorship have eroded the health of the people of Iraq and devastated their system of health care. Additional Version: PDF Download

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March/April 2004 – Volume 12, Number 2
Cover Story: SAMHSA Helps Bring Buprenorphine to the Field. Ask Anthony H. Dekker, D.O., about the ideal candidate for buprenorphine-based opioid dependence treatment, and he’ll tell you the story of a patient who started injecting heroin again right after finishing a long prison sentence. Additional Version: PDF Download

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January/February 2004 – Volume 12, Number 1
Cover Story: SAMHSA Helps Reduce Seclusion and Restraint at Facilities for Youth. At some mental health treatment facilities, children who misbehave risk being tackled, sat upon, and dragged to “seclusion rooms.” Additional Version: PDF Download

2003 – Volume 11

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Fall 2003 – Volume 11, Number 4
Cover Story: From Subsistence to Sustainability: Treating Drug Abuse in Alaska. In the traditional subsistence culture of the Yup’ik and Cup’ik Eskimo people of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta of Alaska, the well-being of an individual or family can be measured, at least in part, by the capacity to prepare for the Alaskan winter. Additional Version: PDF Download

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Summer 2003 – Volume 11, Number 3
Cover Story: Disaster Preparedness: Mental Health & Substance Abuse. The tragic loss of life from the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, was but one outcome of that day’s horrendous events. Additional Version: PDF Download

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Spring 2003 – Volume 11, Number 2
Cover Story: President Promotes “Access to Recovery”. SAMHSA expects that a new initiative proposed by President George W. Bush will soon make treatment available for an additional 100,000 people a year. Additional Version: PDF Download

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Winter 2003 – Volume 11, Number 1
Cover Story: SAMHSA Responds to Children’s Trauma. When America was attacked on September 11, 2001, among those responding were the leaders and staff of 18 organizations newly chosen to be the first grantees of SAMHSA’s National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative. Additional Version: PDF Download


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Fall 2002 – Volume 10, Number 4
Cover Story: National Strategy Seeks To Prevent Suicide. Terri Ann Weyrauch, M.D., seemed to have everything. She was a bright, beautiful young woman, board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology, and in private practice in Chicago. Additional Version: PDF Download

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Summer 2002 – Volume 10, Number 3
Cover Story: Medication-Assisted Treatment: Merging with Mainstream Medicine. Imagine you have a chronic condition such as hypertension and have been taking daily medication under medical care for several years. Additional Version: PDF Download

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Spring 2002 – Volume 10, Number 2
Cover Story: Helping Children Exposed to Substance Abuse, Mental Illness, and Violence. Renee, now a married mother of two young daughters, was 8 years old when she was sexually molested by an adult. Additional Version: PDF Download

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Winter 2002 – Volume 10, Number 1
Cover Story: Responding to Terrorism: Recovery, Resilience, Readiness. “America is coming to grips with a changed world,” U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson told participants attending a national summit in November, “When Terror Strikes: Strengthening the Homeland through Recovery, Resilience, and Readiness.” Additional Version: PDF Download