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2013-10-31 23:00:17

Point Break, an empathy building workshop for high school and middle school students, has been reviewed by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and listed in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). Sacramento, California (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 After a two-year evaluation process, the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has officially included Point Break in the National Registry of...

2012-09-24 06:27:13

Report also shows reductions in binge and heavy drinking among underage youth WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of people aged 18 to 25 who used prescription drugs for non-medical purposes in the past month declined 14 percent -- from 2.0 million in 2010 to 1.7 million in 2011 -- the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced today, during the 23(rd) annual national observance of National Recovery Month. Non-medical...

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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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2008-11-25 07:57:11

A federal study, released on Monday, showed about 5 million Americans attend meetings of self-help groups like Alcoholics Anonymous for alcohol and drug abusers, and nearly half of them reported remaining clean. Many communities with AA and Narcotics Anonymous groups were examined by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. In meetings like these, people speak to others who are also grappling with the same issues involved in drug and alcohol abuse as well as their...

2008-09-05 09:00:04

By Bob Deans Cox News Service WASHINGTON -- The generation that once celebrated sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll as a rite of passage is carrying substance abuse into retirement, says a U.S. government survey released Thursday. Illicit drug use shot up 116 percent over the past five years for Americans between the ages of 55 and 59, according to a 2007 study by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. In that age group, 4.1 percent of those queried said they...

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2008-03-06 14:35:00

U.S. Government researchers released a comprehensive state-by-state report of substance abuse and mental health issues on Thursday.The data was collected from 136,110 people and offers the most recent and most comprehensive look at individual state issues to date, said Dr. Westley Clark, a substance abuse expert at the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration."The better data we have, the better decisions and choices we can make and exercise," Clark said.According to the...