Latest Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Stories

2012-03-29 15:31:48

One company known as the "Walmart of weed" is setting up shop in Washington D.C. a few miles from the White House and federal buildings. The weGrow store will be opening on Friday in Washington, coinciding with the first concrete step in implementing city law to allow D.C. residents to purchase marijuana for medical reasons. WeGrow said it provides the necessary tools to pioneers of a "green rush," a movement it considers similar to the gold rush where nearly $9 billion could be made in...

7.5 Million Children Live With An Alcoholic Parent
2012-02-16 08:36:23

More than one in ten children in the United States live with a parent who has had an alcohol disorder within the past year, and are at an increased risk of developing a host of mental health problems, according to a new study released today. Researchers with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) analyzed national data from the 2005-2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) and discovered that around 7.5 million children -- 10.5 percent of US...

One In Five Adults Suffered Mental Illness In 2010
2012-01-19 12:36:26

According to a survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), one in five adults in the U.S. suffered a mental illness in 2010. The government report released on Thursday showed that women are more likely than men to have experienced a mental illness. The rate of mental illness among people aged 18 to 25 was double those who were 50-years-old or older. The survey defined mental illness among adults as diagnosable mental, behavioral or emotional...

Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'