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SAMHSA in Vietnam

Under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), SAMHSA has helped facilitate programs that are changing the perception and treatment of addiction in Vietnam.
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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.
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Webinar Series: Addressing Serious Mental Illness

SAMHSA is hosting a series of webinars to address serious mental illness (SMI). The webinars will take place between May and August 2015. Each webinar will describe new and emerging practices across a variety...
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Building the Behavioral Health Workforce

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.