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Smoking Cessation May Improve Behavioral Health Conditions

From the NIH CRAN Blog. To read the original article, click here. by Doug Tipperman, Tobacco Policy Liaison, Office of Policy, Planning, and Innovation @ SAMHSA Cigarette smoking remains the single largest preventable cause of death and disease in the United States, responsible for over 480,000 deaths a year. Even though smoking has been decreasing […]


Why Gender-Specific Treatment Is Crucial for Women

From The Fix. To read the full article, click here. Why Gender-Specific Treatment Is Crucial for Women “When co-ed therapeutic groups happen, the women will often hesitate or hold back while the male members of the group speak up and get their needs met.” Addiction does not discriminate but there are legitimate reasons why treatment […]


Dialogue Connections Corner, November 2016 – Carlo DiClemente, Ph.D.

      Dr. Carlo DiClemente is professor of psychology and director of The Habits Lab at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. He has written and co-authored several books, as well as numerous articles and book chapters about the stages of change. Dr. DiClemente was awarded a Presidential Citation in recognition of his scientific and […]


Obama and Macklemore tackle opioid crisis in MTV documentary

Multi-platinum artist and recovering addict Macklemore tackles addiction in a new MTV documentary. The hour-long film goes inside America’s opioid epidemic, meets those living with addiction, and heads to Washington D.C. for an discussion with President Obama on this important issue. Macklemore served as executive producer of the documentary. ‘Prescription for Change: Ending America’s Opioid […]


Co-Occurring Training at the DC Department of Behavioral Health

The District of Columbia Department of Behavioral Health (DBH)* conducted a free three-hour training entitled Introduction to Co-Occurring Disorder, Treatment Implications & DBH Services which this reviewer attended on October 17th, 2013. Although open to the general public, the majority of attendees were employees of DBH who needed to earn continuing education credits. The presenter, […]

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Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) #58, Addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) now available

Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) #58, Addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), is now available for download from the SAMHSA Store. The first TIP to deal directly with the topic of FASD, TIP 58 provides best-practice guidelines for preventing and addressing FASD in behavioral health settings.  The publication of TIP 58 provides a valuable new resource to the […]


Spotlight on the SAMHSA Store

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has an extensive online store with many timely publications available. According to press releases from 2011, this store replaced the National Clearinghouse on Alcohol and Drug Information, the National Mental Health Information Center, and the SAMHSA Health Information Network. The SAMHSA Store landing page displays several […]