Wednesday, September 28, 2011

SAMHSA awards $22.5 million to advance state substance abuse prevention planning

SAMHSA, September 26, 2011

"The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced today 46 grant awards for $22.5 million over the next year to help states, tribes and territories enhance their substance abuse prevention efforts.
'We stand at a crossroads in our nation’s efforts to prevent substance abuse and addiction,' said SAMHSA Administrator Pamela S. Hyde. 'The nation’s most recent survey data from SAMHSA shows an uptick in substance abuse in America. These new grants are designed to help states and better position communities to reach America’s young people before they become involved with alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco and abuse of prescription drugs.'" Read More

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