Published: January 2021
This Advisory, based on TIP 49, Incorporating Alcohol Pharmacotherapies Into Medical Practice, focuses on medication and related treatment decisions made after screening and assessment for AUD, and medically supervised withdrawal, if necessary. Alcohol consumption should not stop abruptly in those patients who have consumed alcohol regularly over a prolonged period of time. This Advisory is meant as an overview of AUD medications to facilitate abstinence.
Published: August 2019
This fact sheet about the public service announcement from SAMHSA's “Talk. They Hear You.” campaign for parents on why they should talk with their kids about alcohol and substance use.
Published: June 2019
This fact sheet contains the background and history of SAMHSA's "Talk. They Hear You." national prevention campaign for parents and other caregivers.
This flyer is related to the public service announcement from SAMHSA's "Talk. They Hear You." campaign encouraging parents to talk with their kids about alcohol and other drugs.
This fact sheet relates to the public service announcement from SAMHSA's “Talk. They Hear You.” campaign sharing relevant facts about the campaign's history and focus on alcohol and other drugs, such as marijuana and opioids.
Published: September 2017
This report presents 2016 national estimates of use of alcohol, tobacco products, illicit drugs (such as, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, and inhalants, as well as the misuse of opioids, prescription pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives), substance use disorders, and substance use treatment among people 12 years of age and older. It Includes national estimates of any mental illness, serious mental illness, major depressive episode, use of mental health services and suicidal ideation among adults ages 18 or older and national estimates of major depressive episode, use of mental health services among adolescents aged 12 to 17. Trend information on these topics are also presented.
Published: November 2016
Summarizes key findings from the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) for indicators of substance use and mental health among people aged 12 years old or older in the civilian, non-institutionalized population of the United States.
Published: October 2015
This resource explores the lives of five characters living with different substance use disorder conditions. It illustrates the stages of change and the value of treatment, recovery, and motivational incentives. It also includes a change plan worksheet.
Published: September 2015
This report discusses trends in the prevalence of mental illness, substance use disorders, or both among adolescents and adults in the United States.
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