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2010-10-13 17:00:00

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter to be honored for her work in championing the importance of behavioral health. LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will honor writers and producers of hit film and television productions for increasing awareness of mental health and substance use issues at the 2010 Voice Awards this evening at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles. Emmy Award-winning actor Hector Elizondo and...

2010-09-29 15:10:00

Annual award program will honor screenwriters, producers, and behavioral health advocates raising awareness and understanding of mental and behavioral health problems HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will honor former first lady and champion for mental health awareness Rosalynn Carter at the 2010 Voice Awards. Carter's 40-year campaign to improve the mental health system and educate the public...

2010-09-20 07:00:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Waismann Method of Opiate Detoxification today announced its support of the first-ever National Take-Back Initiative, organized by the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration in an effort to encourage the public to surrender expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceutical controlled medications for safe disposal. On the heels of recent reports that prescription drug abuse and overdoses throughout the country are continuing to...

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2010-09-17 05:55:00

Nearly 22 million Americans aged 12 and older used illegal drugs in 2009, a rise of nine percent from 2008 levels, according to results released Thursday of a national survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The number of U.S. residents aged 12 and older who used illegal drugs or abused prescription medications rose from 8.0 percent of the population in 2008 to 8.7 percent in 2009, the highest level since 2002, the National Survey on Drug...

2010-09-15 23:00:00

BALTIMORE, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Findings from a new national survey, sponsored by the American Pain Foundation, reveal misperceptions among physicians regarding the misuse and abuse of opioids. The results come in light of government statistics to be released today looking at the broader U.S. population, showing 2009 rates of nonmedical use of these products nationwide.(1) According to the survey of physicians, a majority (56%) believe that only a small number of their patients...

2010-09-10 08:00:00

Public-private collaboration forges next-generation partnerships to address major public-health threat in America WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, on World Suicide Prevention Day, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Department of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced acceleration of efforts to respond to what has become a foremost, preventable public-health tragedy in our nation: Suicide. Together they announced the founding membership of...

2010-08-24 12:07:00

INCLUDES BALLOON RELEASE, BUILDING DEDICATION: 2520 Troy Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 WILMINGTON, N.C., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four-Star General Barry McCaffrey, the former U.S. Director of National Drug Control Policy, Dr. Barry Karlin, CEO of CRC Health Group, the nation's largest provider of behavioral health and addiction services, Charles Smith--North Carolina State Veterans Affairs Director, U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre, together with other elected officials, police...

2010-08-18 15:25:00

National experts offer insight on suicide as the third-leading cause of death for America's youths ages 15-24 SHEBOYGAN, Wisc., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three leading experts on youth suicide will be featured this fall in a new series of interactive webinars from Well Aware, a national youth suicide prevention program. This series includes school-based strategies for suicide prevention, helping youths who have lost a peer to suicide, and crisis response for schools and...

2010-07-28 17:55:00

SAINT PAUL, Minn., July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- September 2010 will be the 21st annual Recovery Month observance by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration, and the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). Recovery Month serves to educate the public on how alcohol and drug addiction is a national health issue, a treatable illness, and that recovery is possible. (Logo:...

2010-07-07 14:14:00

WASHINGTON, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and other veterans cannot depend solely on the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) for mental health care--even though the civilian mental health care system is in crisis, according to the annual convention of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) held this past week. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO) (Logo:...


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