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March 31, 2017

Military: Keeping behavioral health at guard

SAMHSA is a proud partner of the National Guard’s Guard Your Health readiness campaign. This month we are pleased to highlight services and support for prevention […]
March 31, 2017

Heroin Use Soars, With Biggest Jump Among Whites

A new study finds heroin use in the United States has risen fivefold in the past decade, with the biggest rise seen among whites and men […]
March 27, 2017

Substance abuse could cost you that beautiful smile of yours

People who abuse substances are at a greater risk of developing tooth decay and periodontal disease than people with no substance use disorders, a study has […]
March 27, 2017

Need for behavioral health services on college campuses growing

Our nation’s college campuses are experiencing a surge in demand for mental health services. About 1 in 10 incoming freshmen reports feeling depressed frequently.  The 2015 […]
March 27, 2017

Pill disguised as Xanax kills 9 people in Florida

Pills that look like Xanax but contain the powerful opioid fentanyl have been linked to nine deaths in Pinellas County, Florida in recent weeks. The pills […]
March 27, 2017

Top 8 reasons why teens try alcohol and drugs

There is no single reason why teenagers use drugs or alcohol. But here are some of the core issues and influences behind the behavior of teenage […]
March 24, 2017

COSA Launches Recovery in Rural Communities (RRC) Project

Montgomery, AL- On February 1st, the Council on Substance Abuse-NCADD (COSA-NCADD) began implementing peer-to-peer recovery support services through its Recovering in Rural Communities (RRC) Project. Funded […]
March 24, 2017

ALABAMA HIV INFECTION INCREASES AMONG YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS

Montgomery, AL– The Council on Substance Abuse-NCADD (COSA-NCADD) and Trenholm State Community College will host a Bunny Hop and Hunt Health Expo on April 15th from […]
March 23, 2017

Tolerance, Dependence, Addiction: What’s the Difference?

Many people think drug addiction, dependence, and tolerance are pretty much the same thing. But in fact, each term means something very different about how drugs […]
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