Substance Abuse

Free Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) App

The SBIRT App for Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment for substance use provides users with detailed steps to complete an SBIRT intervention with patients or clients. The app is designed for use by physicians, other health workers, and mental health professionals and can be used with patients and clients 12 years and older. … Continue reading Free Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) App

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National Behavioral Health Barometer

SAMHSA has released a new report providing data about key behavioral health issues including rates of serious mental illness and substance use, and the percentages of those who seek treatment for these disorders. The report shows the data at a national level as well as for each of the 50 states plus the District of … Continue reading National Behavioral Health Barometer

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Conrad Hilton Foundation Grants $1.35m to Evaluate PEI

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has granted $1.35 million over a period of three years to Legal Action Center (LAC), with Treatment Research Institute (TRI) and Truven Health Analytics (Truven Health), to help them evaluate the range and implementation of adolescent prevention and early intervention services. They will focus on the following objectives during the … Continue reading Conrad Hilton Foundation Grants $1.35m to Evaluate PEI

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Restorative Justice: Unsung Ally in the Prevention of Adolescent Alcohol and Other Drug Use

he prevention field in general –prevention of juvenile delinquency, teen pregnancy, school dropout or alcohol and other drug use – is moving from a focus on the pathology and deficits of an at-risk person toward a focus on resiliency. In an article posted on ontrackconsulting.

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Early Interventions Can Decrease Drug Use in Young Women

A NIDA-funded study shows that adolescent girls who were involved in the juvenile justice system and participated in Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC) showed decreased drug use over a two-year period in young adulthood. MTFC is a family-focused prevention program to encourage healthy behaviors in at-risk teens within the foster care system.

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National Drug Fact Week 2014

Coordinated by NIDA, National Drug Facts Week encourages and stimulates community-based events where teens ask questions of addiction scientists or health experts. Events can be sponsored by a variety of organizations, including schools, community groups, sports clubs, and hospitals. Topics for discussion include the science behind illicit drug use, prescription drug abuse, and use of … Continue reading National Drug Fact Week 2014

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