viernes, 1 de febrero de 2013

SAMHSA Headlines: Emergency Department Visits Involving Energy Drinks Rise

SAMHSA Headlines: Emergency Department Visits Involving Energy Drinks Rise

United States Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - A Life in the Community for Everyone: Behavioral Health is Essential to Health, Prevention Works, Treatment is Effective, People Recover 
According to a new Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) Report, the number of emergency department visits involving energy drinks doubled from 2007 to 2011.
A new SAMHSA report shows hospital emergency department visits linked to buprenorphine, a medication used to treat opioid addiction, increased substantially from 2005 to 2010 with 52 percent in 2010 involving nonmedical use.
In her keynote address at last week's 2013 Public Health Law Research annual meeting, SAMHSA Administrator Pamela S. Hyde, J.D., talked about public health law and new initiatives aimed at addressing behavioral health in the United States.
A new SAMHSA report shows that the number of emergency department visits involving attention deficit /hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) stimulant medications more than doubled from 2005 to 2010.
The purpose of this program is to create state capacity and infrastructure that will enable families to act as catalysts for mental health and other system change by developing community-based, family-driven, and youth-guided systems of care for children and adolescents with serious mental health needs.
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to enhance statewide consumer-run organizations by promoting activities related to wellness, integrated care, health care reform, and a trauma-informed approach.

Register to be a part of the national conversation on children's mental health research and policy. This conference brings together more than 500 stakeholders to share information on health, education, and more. Location: Tampa, Florida
Registration is open for the 2013 National Council for Behavioral Health Conference. SAMHSA Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration Program grantees are eligible for a discount. Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

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