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2011-07-24 05:45:00

More than one-fifth of all Americans are binge drinkers, regularly consuming more than five alcoholic beverages a day, according to the results of a new Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released Thursday. Twenty-three percent of the population reported participating in binge drinking, according to Daniel Bates of the Daily Mail. Furthermore, approximately 8-percent of underage drinkers surveyed said that they would get drunk on a weekly basis, despite being...

2011-07-11 16:28:00

CUPERTINO, Calif., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chief Clinical Officer of the nation's largest treatment provider, CRC Health Group's Dr. Philip Herschman, said that "Today's New York Times article, "Rethinking Addiction's Roots, and Its Treatment," gets it right: substance abuse is a chronic disease. For years, CRC Health Group, the nation's largest substance abuse treatment provider, has had as a central message, "My addiction is a disease," encouraging people to seek help...

2011-07-06 09:19:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Registration is open for the 25th annual Alternatives conference http://www.alternatives2011.org, the oldest national mental health conference organized by and for individuals with psychiatric disabilities, to be held October 26-30, 2011, at the Caribe Royale Orlando in Orlando, Florida. "The theme - 'Coming Home: Creating Our Own Communities of Wellness and Recovery' - reflects the desire for community by individuals with psychiatric...

2011-05-07 00:00:28

Awards to InTheRooms.com, Richie Supa; TV/Online Host Alison Haislip from "The Voice" Signs On Burbank, CA (PRWEB) May 06, 2011 The 15th Annual PRISM Awards, presented last week, have for the first time taken a heavy music and social media focus, according to Brian Dyak, President and CEO of the Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC) which presents the awards in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and FX Network. The PRISMs honor the...

2011-05-03 08:00:00

Trauma-informed services and supports can lead to improved school attendance, fewer arrests, and reduced suicide attempts WASHINGTON, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to data released today by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), children and youth affected by traumatic events improve their functioning in community-based "system of care" programs. Traumatic events can include witnessing or experiencing physical or sexual abuse; violence...

2011-05-01 00:09:03

The Black Swan, The Fighter, Mad Men, Grey's Anatomy, Nurse Jackie & Parenthood also receive PRISM Nods Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 29, 2011 The Black Swan, The Fighter, Mad Men, Grey's Anatomy, Nurse Jackie are among the productions that were recognized at the 15th Annual PRISM Awards at the Beverly Hills Hotel Thursday, April 28, 2011. The PRISM Awards, which are produced by the Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC) in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health...

2011-04-28 07:54:00

Curtis to be joined by HHS Secretary, Chairman of National Endowment for the Arts and other dignitaries at May 3 tribute event WASHINGTON, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Golden Globe award-winning actress and New York Times bestselling children's book author Jamie Lee Curtis will celebrate the sixth annual National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day at the "Building Resilience in Young Children Dealing with Trauma" program on May 3 in Washington, D.C. Awareness Day is an...

2011-03-25 06:50:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EPower & Associates, Inc. has been named the sole source provider for the acclaimed trauma-informed response program, Risking Connection®, to King County Mental Health, Chemical Abuse and Dependency Services. King County is the recipient of a five-year SAMHSA Transformation to Trauma-Informed Care grant, implementing trauma-informed responses in all areas of the organization. Agencies involved in the grant to King...

2011-03-04 00:00:28

Confidential Suicide Prevention Hotline Provides Veterans 24/7 Access to Help Washington, DC (Vocus/PRWEB) March 03, 2011 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched a new public service announcement (PSA) today to address the critical need to help veterans in crisis by raising awareness about suicide prevention resources such as the Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255). "On average, 18 veterans per day take their own lives," said Sonja V. Batten, Ph.D., Assistant...

2011-01-28 07:30:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in collaboration with the Ad Council today expanded efforts to continue to provide information, support and resources to individuals and families affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Emotional distress resulting from traumatic events can surface years after an incident occurs. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...