To all my Summit peeps,

Near the end of this last Summit, Nicole Ellington-do you know her?, she’s Eastern Clinical Coordinator for NC’s Lawyer Assistance Program—sat down and convinced me to add a page to the website. Consider it a branch of our sub-committee; Research/Toolkit Creation.

SAMHSA’s recently released annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) provides insights into substance use and mental health in the United States. Updated information on opioid use – including heroin

Pictured at the Prevention Week 2017 Kickoff Event from SAMHSA are Frances M. Harding, Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention and Kana Enomoto, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Mental Health

Every September, as a part of National Recovery Month, SAMHSA celebrates people who have achieved long-term recovery from mental and substance use disorders and those who provide treatment and recovery services. This year marks

Establishing and integrating a trauma-informed approach to addressing mental and substance use disorders is important not only for individuals, but for communities as well. To further this goal, SAMHSA recently published Spotlight:

Elinore F. McCance-Katz, M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use. Dr. McCance-Katz works across federal agencies to address the behavioral health priorities identified by Health and

Olympic medalists Michael Phelps and Allison Schmitt served as honorary chairs for SAMHSA’s National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day event on May 4. Both have experienced depression and eventually found help. Health

Behavioral health service providers increasingly view trauma as an important element that must be addressed in providing effective services for mental and substance use disorders. Trauma may occur as a result of

People working in health care recognize stress as something that can compromise the wellness of the people they serve. However, health care workers may neglect their own wellness and not realize that

SAMHSA recently launched an updated Learning Center within the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). The redesigned Learning Center provides practical support for developing and using evidence-based programs and practices

Young people face challenges as they approach adulthood and independence, but those who have mental health issues and economic hardship encounter additional obstacles. To support these youth and their families, SAMHSA developed

Military service brings a risk for serious injury, and with it, the possibility of severe or chronic pain. Such pain may be treated with prescription medication – sometimes opioids – which carry

Jails and prisons house significantly greater proportions of individuals with mental, substance use, and co-occurring disorders than are found in the general public. Upon release from jail or prison, many people with