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As part of the “Talk. They Hear You.” campaign, SAMHSA launched an online simulation tool that helps parents and caregivers practice talking with their kids about the dangers of underage drinking.
The transition to adulthood is an exciting time that is full of possibilities. However, young adulthood can also be a time of uncertainty and challenge. Challenges can include what to do about school or a job, where to live, or how to make decisions about health care. Young people who have mental and/or substance use disorders may find this transition especially difficult or overwhelming.Peer support is critical in making the transition to adulthood easier for young people with behavioral health conditions. To highlight the importance of peer support, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is making it the national focus of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day (Awareness Day) 2014.
By: Elinore F. McCance-Katz, M.D., SAMHSA Chief Medical OfficerThere’s a new heroin on the street far more potent than the usual that people who are addicted to heroin have come to know and expect. This heroin is laced with fentanyl—a prescription painkiller used to treat the severe pain of cancer.
Lights, Camera, Action: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Latest “Talk. They Hear You.” Public Service Announcement
By: Robert M. Vincent, M.S.Ed., Public Health Analyst, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) “Talk. They Hear You.” underage drinking prevention campaign features new strategies and tools to reach parents and caregivers in 2014. Since being launched last May, the Campaign has made more than 1 billion impressions and its message is now present all across the country.