2015 NSDUH Report on Substance Use and Mental Illness in America Recovery Month Press Conference in Washington, DC

Recovery Month 2016 Roundup

Every year Recovery Month is celebrated in September and coincides with the annual release of the NSDUH report. Here are some highlights!
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Opioid Treatments for Pregnant and Parenting Women

SAMHSA recently released a publication that highlights effective treatments and services for woman who are pregnant or are parenting infants. The resource serves as a guide to collaborative approaches to...
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New Efforts to Combat Opioid Epidemic

Archived 02/08/2017 Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced a number of new actions to address the ongoing epidemic of opioid addiction. Specific actions...
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Using Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder

SAMHSA has released a new advisory about medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorders. The advisory reviews information on the use of buprenorphine as a treatment.  It includes information on new...
Technology Challenge Winners Announced

Technology Challenge Winners Announced

Earlier this year SAMHSA initiated two technology challenges—one to prevent opioid overdose and another to assist offender reintegration. Technology specialists, subject matter experts, and representatives...
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Preventing the Misuse of Prescription Painkillers

Prescription medications can be a powerful tool among the treatments for acute or chronic pain, but they can have unintended consequences if used inappropriately – especially for people in recovery from a substance use disorder.
By Pamela S. Hyde, J.D.