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7.5 Million Children in U.S. Live With Alcoholic Parent

Sonntag 19. Februar 2012 von htm

A new government report finds 7.5 million children in the United States—10.5 percent—live with a parent who has experienced an alcohol use disorder in the past year.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 6.1 million of these children live with two parents, one or both of whom have experienced an alcohol use disorder in the past year.

The other 1.4 million children live in a single-parent home, with a parent who has had an alcohol use disorder in the same time period, Reuters reports. Of these children, 1.1 million lived in households headed by a female.
The report was released in conjunction with Children of Alcoholics Week, February 12-18, 2012.
(Source: Join Together, 02/16/12)
Comment: This is one of the biggest alcohol related tragedies.

Kategorie: Addiction, adults, Allgemein, Children, Global, Parents, Research, societal effects, Statistics, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

USA: SAMHSA Awards $1.1 Million To The National Association Of State Alcohol And Drug Abuse Directors

Sonntag 31. Juli 2011 von htm

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) awarded a $1.1 million grant to the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) to provide support for states as they navigate the challenges and opportunities presented in the changing health and human services environment.
„Changes are rapidly occurring in health care financing with States playing an increasing role in policy and funding decisions affecting behavioral health prevention, treatment and recovery support services,“ said SAMHSA Administrator Pamela S. Hyde, J.D. „The new, more flexible and streamlined block grant application and the technical assistance provided by NASADAD through this grant will help states maximize the use of limited substance abuse resources available to advance service delivery systems and deliver the best care for those in need.“ (Source: Medical News Today, 07/30/11)

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Nearly All American Adults With Untreated Alcohol Use Disorders Don’t Think They Need Treatment

Samstag 9. April 2011 von htm

A new report based on a national survey shows that only 1.2 percent of the nation’s more than 7.4 million adults aged 21 to 64 with an untreated alcohol abuse disorder perceive they could benefit from treatment. The report released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in conjunction with National Alcohol Screening Day, April 7, highlights the need to raise awareness about adult problem drinking, how to identify when someone has a problem, how to confront a problem drinker and how to get help. (Source: Medical News Today, 04/07/11)

Kategorie: Addiction, adults, Allgemein, Global, Research, Statistics, Treatment, Watchdogs | Keine Kommentare »

USA: Behavioral Health an Ever-Smaller Percentage of Total Health Spending

Freitag 11. Februar 2011 von htm

Although national spending on mental health and substance abuse grew between 1986-2005, it accounts for a shrinking part of the part of the pie, according to an analysis of public and private spending on health care done by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Average annual substance abuse spending grew 4.8 percent and mental health spending grew by 6.9 percent during the study period, according to a Feb. 3 press release from SAMHSA. Overall spending on health care, however, grew by 7.9 percent. In 2005, spending on behavioral health care totaled $135 billion, or 7.3 percent, of the $1.85 trillion spent on all health care in the U.S. (Source: Join Together, 2/09/11)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Global, Research, Social Costs, Statistics, Treatment | Keine Kommentare »

Underage Drinking Related ER Visits And Death Will Skyrocket New Year’s Day

Samstag 1. Januar 2011 von htm

On New Year’s Day 2009, there were an estimated 1,980 emergency department visits involving underage drinking, compared to 546 such visits on an average day. That accounts for a staggering 263% increase according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Each year, approximately 5,000 young people under the age of 21 die as a result of underage drinking; this includes about 1,900 deaths from motor vehicle crashes, 1,600 as a result of homicides, 300 from suicide, as well as hundreds from other injuries such as falls, burns, and drowning. (Source: Medical News Today, 12/31/10)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Global, Health, Research, Statistics, Violence and crimes, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

SAMHSA Seeks Public Comment on Eight Strategic Initiatives

Mittwoch 13. Oktober 2010 von htm

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) seeks public feedback by Oct. 22 on its plan to focus on eight strategic initiatives.
SAMHSA released a paper that details its plans, titled, Leading Change: A Plan for SAMHSA’s Roles and Actions 2011 – 2014 (PDF). It was developed with input from leaders at the federal, state and local levels; SAMHSA’s advisory councils; constituency groups; and people in recovery and their family members.
“This paper outlines the immediate and future priorities for SAMHSA, and to deliver the best results to the American people, we are seeking help and assistance from the world outside of government,” said Pamela S. Hyde J.D., SAMHSA administrator. (Source: Join Together, 10.12.10)

Kategorie: Alerts, Allgemein, Global, Health, Politics, Prevention, Publications, Watchdogs | Keine Kommentare »

USA: Most Underage Drinkers Seen in ER Are Male

Dienstag 24. August 2010 von htm

The majority of U.S. emergency-room (ER) visits for underage drinking involve males, according to a new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
HealthDay reported Aug. 11 that researchers in SAMHSA’s public health surveillance system analyzed 2008 data and found that one-third of drug-related ER visits among patients aged 12-20 involved alcohol. Of these, males accounted for 53 percent of patients aged 12-17 and 62 percent of patients aged 18-20. (Source: Join Together, 8/19/10)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Global, Health, Other Drugs, Prevention, Research, Statistics, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

Report Pinpoints Substance Use Problems In Individual Localities

Montag 16. August 2010 von htm

A new report shows that behavioral health problems affect every community throughout America but in unique, and sometimes surprising ways. The report, based on a nationwide survey commissioned by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), offers detailed analyses of the substance use problems occurring within these smaller geographical areas. (Source: Medical News Today, 8/14/10)

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Alcohol Use Rate Among American Indian Or Alaska Native Adults

Samstag 10. Juli 2010 von htm

… Is Well Below The National Average
A new national study reveals that the rate of past month alcohol use (i.e., at least one drink in the past 30 days) among American Indian or Alaska Native adults is significantly lower than the national average for adults (43.9 percent versus 55.2 percent). The study, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) also shows that American Indian or Native Alaska adults have a rate of past month binge alcohol drinking (i.e., five or more drinks on the same occasion – on at least one day in the past 30 days) well above the national average (30.6 percent versus 24.5 percent). … (Source: Medical News Today, 7/9/10)

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Underage Drinking-Related Hospital Department Visits Nearly Double Over The Fourth Of July Weekend

Sonntag 4. Juli 2010 von htm

Hospital emergency department visits involving underage drinking nearly double during the Fourth of July Holiday weekend according to a new study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The study reveals that daily underage drinking-related visits to hospital emergency departments are 87 percent higher during the Fourth of July weekend than they are on an average day in July. The report estimates that on an average day in July, there are 502 hospital emergency department visits involving underage alcohol use. For the three day Fourth of July weekend however, the number of daily hospital emergency department visits jumps to 938. (Source: Medical News Today, 7/2/10)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Global, Health, Parents, Research, Statistics, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

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