Tag: SAMHSA

  • About Addiction: marijuana, LGBT, national surveys, codependency and skittles?

    This week we have an interesting mix of addiction news, from the new fad “Skittle parties” to the results from a national drug use survey and everything in between. If you want to stay current and up-to-date on everything about addiction, this week’s articles are must-reads! Perception of Marijuana– The perception of marijuana can be […]

  • Recovery = Abstinence… Or not

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) just release a new definition of “recovery” from mental health and addiction: A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential. I’ll give you 10 seconds to find a key missing ingredient […]

  • Disclose or not? The catch 22 of mental illness stigma

    I want to share a recent post of mine from psychinaction because I think it applies to addiction as much as it does to other mental health issues: A report published by SAMHSA addresses the issue of self-disclosure regarding mental illness. Research has already shown that the more familiar people are with others who have […]

  • Who is accountable for the treatment services addicts receive?

    It’s not often that I let my opinions out freely rather than letting the data do the talking, but this issue’s been making me mad for a while and now it just has to come out. As part of our work on the A3 rehab-finder we’ve been trying to get some measure of standardization into […]

  • Addiction Treatment Admissions in the United States: Everyone, meet TEDS

    Dirk Hanson What a difference a decade makes. Between 1998 and 2008, addiction treatment admissions in the U.S. increased markedly for methamphetamine (crystal meth), prescription opiates, and marijuana. Treatment admissions for alcohol and cocaine declined over the same period, while heroin admissions remained roughly the same. The Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), which the Substance […]

  • About Addiction: Sex and Drugs, and Addiction’s impact on children and stress

    Have questions about addiction? You should browse our content and check out the links in this article and all the others we’ve written. It’s a great quick stop for 30 minutes of information! Sex and Drugs Science Centric– What a great way to help others! A peer based outreach service have been developed to aid […]

  • Another award! Top addiction blog in 2009!!!

    Hey everyone, All About Addiction got selected to  be in another “Top of 2009” list. This time the honor comes from AllTreatment, a site that I think is the most legitimate treatment referral resource out there aside from SAMHSA’s one (which is a bit outdated). My friend Mike’s blog, Addiction Tomorrow, is also listed, so […]

  • How can you offer addiction help?

    The question that seems to be on everybody’s mind (except perhaps that of the addict), is: SO HOW CAN I HELP ?!?!? – One of the first things you must do if you want to help someone with an addiction is to educate yourself. Obviously, you are already beginning the process by reading blogs like […]