Latest federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Stories

2010-12-30 14:46:34

The Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) said in a report that alcohol-related New Year's celebrations send more young people to hospital emergency rooms than any other time of the year. According to the report, 1,980 hospital ER visits in 2009 involved underage drinking.  That is nearly four times the daily average number of emergency department visits for drinking-related visits by people under 21, the report said.  SAMHSA said it is two to...

2009-09-30 04:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifty-nine percent of all prescriptions filled for psychotropic medications are written by general practitioners, according to a research report published this month in Psychiatric Services. The study, conducted by researchers from Thomson Reuters and the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), analyzed prescribing patterns for psychotropic drugs from August 2006 through July 2007. Of the 472 million...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'