Posts tagged "substance abuse"

Feb. 9 news: Life expectancy drop, spending deal, flu preparedness, Chile food regulations

Check out today’s public health news on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018.

Dec. 21 news: Falling life expectancy, CHIP, cholera in Yemen, opioid deaths

Check out today's public health news for Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017.

APHA joins National Prevention Week and talks substance abuse and mental health

May 18-23, APHA joins SAMHSA in recognizing National Prevention Week. Check out our latest podcasts and learn more about this annual health observance!

High rates of substance abuse among military impetus behind new report

The Institute of Medicine released a new report today detailing a set of evidence-based recommendations on improving prevention, screening and intervention practices of substance use disorders among members of the military.

White House announces public health approach to drug control

In recent years, the polarizing debate on national drug control policy has been largely dominated by two conflicting perspectives: the nation is fighting a ‘war on drugs’ and legalizing drugs is the silver bullet.

An ounce of mental health prevention is worth a pound of cure

As NPHW comes to a close with a focus on mental health and emotional well-being, Frances Harding, director of SAMHSA, offers her insights into public health interventions to address mental health challenges.