Behavioral Health Policy & News

Suicide Rates on the Rise

Social Work Advocates

Oct 15, 2018

Suicide rates are rising in nearly every state in America. Many of these deaths are preventable if everyone from family to friends to health-care providers asks the right questions, uses the right language, and helps them get the right care.

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National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week: January 22-28, 2018

National Institutes of Health

Jan 22, 2018

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week is designed to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens often hear from the Internet, TV, movies, music, or friends. Sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, both part of the National Institutes of Health.

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In aftermath of church mass shooting, NASW calls for sensible gun control laws, public health emergency declaration

Social Work Blog

Nov 09, 2017

The nation once again is grieving over the deaths of innocent people in a mass shooting. Last Sunday 26 churchgoers from the small Texas town of Sutherland Springs were massacred and several others still cling to life.

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Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Nov 01, 2016

This landmark report reviews what we know about substance misuse and how to address substance misuse and related consequences.

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Federal Parity Task Force Takes Steps To Strengthen Insurance Coverage For Mental Health And Substance Use Disorders

Mental Health And Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force - Executive Office Of The President, The White House

Oct 01, 2016

The Task Force released its final report announcing a series of actions and recommendations to help ensure better implementation of parity; to help consumers, providers, and plans understand how parity works; and to ensure appropriate oversight and enforcement of parity protections.

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Obama Administration Announces Public and Private Sector Efforts To Address Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Use

The White House | President Barack Obama

Oct 21, 2015

NASW has partnered with the Obama Administration through an initiative to address prescription drug abuse and heroin use in the United States.

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