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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 […]


ACA Replacement Will Slash Behavioral Health Services

From the National Council Capitol Connector: ACA Replacement Bill Slashes Medicaid, Behavioral Health Services By Stephanie Pellitt On Monday, the U.S. House released the American Health Care Act (AHCA) to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The bill contains provisions that, if enacted, could devastate Americans’ mental health and addiction coverage and care. […]


Maryland’s opioid epidemic grows

From WTOP/Capital News Service Maryland’s Heroin and Opioid Crisis Reaches an All-Time High by Hannah Lang Barbara Allen signs her emails with the names of her family members she has lost to addiction. Jim’s mom, Bill’s sister, Amanda’s aunt. Her son, Jim, died from a heroin and alcohol overdose in 2003 after battling substance abuse […]


National Family Caregivers Month

November 2016 “Take Care to Give Care” Resources: Presidential Proclamation, 2016 SAMHSA Tweet: Take time to thank those who have helped your #recovery journey Why Family Caregivers Are This Nation’s Unsung Heroes, Huffington Post How Family Caregivers Can Take Care of Themselves, PR Newswire Increasing Demanding Caregiver Role Heightens Need for Caregiver Support, Yahoo Sports […]