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2010-02-22 15:00:00

A new study reveals that a growing trend among the baby boomer generation is to take part in the country's most popular illicit drug. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration said people born in the 1960s and 1970s that reported using marijuana went up from 1.9 percent to 2.9 percent in just six years. The most dramatic rise was between the age range of 55 to 59-years-old, in which the use of the drug tripled from 1.6 percent in 2002 to 5.1 percent in 2008. Researchers...

2009-12-30 16:29:00

SEATTLE, Dec. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- On the eve of a new year, as millions of Americans struggle to find more meaning in their lives, Vulcan Productions and NOVA/WGBH have brought together a number of national, public and private organizations around a nationwide, multi-faceted project sparked by the upcoming PBS series, This Emotional Life, premiering January 4-6, 2010 (9 p.m.). The two-year campaign aims to bring help and hope to millions trying to improve their lives. This Emotional Life...

2009-10-28 06:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- NSM Insurance Group is proud to announce that Richard Willetts, CPCU, ARM, Program Director for the Addiction Treatment Providers Insurance Program, was a featured presenter at the "Effective Risk Management and Best Practice Strategies in Outpatient Methadone Treatment" conference hosted by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at the University of Illinois at Chicago. "I am honored to be...

2009-10-22 10:23:00

OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 23rd annual Alternatives conference, the only national mental health conference organized by and for mental health consumers/survivors, will be held October 28 to November 1, 2009, at the Hilton Omaha, 1001 Cass Street, in Omaha, Nebraska. The theme of Alternatives 2009 http://www.alternatives2009.org is "Uniting Our Movement for Change." "Although our movement can encompass a wide array of philosophies, we can unite around common...

2009-10-15 13:10:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's commitment to children was recognized today as the federal government awarded grants for adoption excellence and mental health systems of care to the Department of Public Welfare. "We are pleased to be recognized for the positive work we are doing on behalf of children all across Pennsylvania," said Secretary Estelle B. Richman. "Through the programs and services supported by these grants, we are able to focus on the...

2009-10-15 04:00:00

LOS ANGLES, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Writers and producers from The Soloist, "Grey's Anatomy," "United States of Tara," "90210," and others were honored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for increasing awareness of mental health issues and the power of recovery at the 2009 Voice Awards last night. The event was hosted by Academy Award-winning actor and mental health consumer Richard Dreyfuss at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles....

2009-10-07 12:06:00

Funding will help to provide housing and counseling services to address mental health and substance abuse issues CLEARWATER, Fla., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BayCare Behavioral Health and the Homeless Emergency Project have received a five-year grant of $400,000 for each year for a total of $2 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). "This grant...

2009-09-18 14:00:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- As economic, social and political factors change the face of substance abuse in Illinois, the state's leading provider of addiction treatment services is expanding its efforts to help the growing number of people who can't afford expensive clinics but also fail to qualify for government-funded treatment programs. Gateway Foundation Inc., a 41-year-old non-profit organization, serves more than 29,000 patients in Illinois each year, historically through...

2009-09-10 09:56:00

BALTIMORE, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement can be attributed to Victor Capoccia, director of the Closing the Addiction Treatment Gap (CATG) initiative: "The national data released today confirms that untreated alcohol and drug addiction remains at pandemic levels, with 23 million Americans suffering from the disease, approximately the same number that suffers from type 2 diabetes. But you wouldn't know it from the way our country responds to the problem. Only...

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2009-08-19 14:47:34

According to U.S. government statistics released on Wednesday, the baby boomer generation is still turning on to illegal drugs, doubling the rates of illicit drug use for the older generation. The number of people between ages 50 to 59 that admitted to using illicit drugs in the past year doubled from 5.1 percent in 2002 to 9.4 percent in 2007, according to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  The rate among other age groups is the same or decreasing....


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