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2010-05-06 07:25:00

ARLINGTON, Va., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Communications, Inc. announced today that the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), a project of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), has determined that TIPS for the University meets the NREPP requirements. The purpose of NREPP is to assist the public in identifying scientifically tested and field-ready approaches to preventing and treating mental and/or substance use disorders....

2010-05-06 07:00:00

New data reveal parents and caregivers experience improved quality of life and higher productivity after their young children receive mental health supports and services WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a new report released today by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), behavioral and emotional problems decreased among nearly one-third (31 percent) of young children with mental health challenges within the first 6 months after...

2010-03-31 11:11:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), working in collaboration with the Ad Council and the Inspire USA Foundation, announced today the launch of a national public service announcement campaign designed to reduce the incidence of suicide and suicide attempts among teens in the United States. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/adcouncil/43256/...

2010-03-25 07:30:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- More than a quarter of youth aged 12-20 (27.6 percent) drank alcohol in the past month, according to a survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The study shows that the underage drinking rates were as high as 40 percent in some states such as North Dakota and Vermont. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/adcouncil/43116/ (Photo:...

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2010-03-12 07:15:00

For parents, the frontlines of the war on drugs may involve common household items such as nail polish, glue, bleach, or air freshener -- this according to the results of a new national health study. In fact, according to information compiled by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) from 2006 through 2008, more 12-year-old children are "huffing" or inhaling dangerous chemicals than using marijuana and cocaine combined. Furthermore, according to a March 11...

2010-03-02 09:41:00

BALTIMORE, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alliance, Inc., a non-profit community-based provider of mental health treatment and rehabilitation services in the Baltimore area, has been selected as one of four agencies in Maryland to receive a Centers of Excellence in Recovery grant through the Howard County Mental Health Authority. The concept of recovery in mental health is rooted in the firm conviction that individuals with mental illness can and do recover. Under the terms of the...

2010-02-23 07:30:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), working in collaboration with the Ad Council and the Stay Strong Foundation, announced today the launch of a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to raise awareness of mental health problems among young adults in the African American community. The new PSAs were unveiled at a Black History Month event at Howard University this morning to coincide with the first...

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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...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • 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.'
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