We are proud to announce that Executive Director John A. Morris was honored as the co-recipient of the Blanche F. Ittleson Award for 2013. The American Orthopsychiatric Association’s oldest, largest and most prestigious award is given for outstanding achievement in the delivery of children’s services and the promotion of children’s mental health. John wasContinue Reading.
The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) report from a five-year study of its workforce, which was heavily utilized in the above SAMHSA report, calls attention to many needed changes in the substance use disorders (SUD) workforce, including improved technology capabilities, greater recruitment of a diverse workforce, and an overall increase in the number of SUDContinue Reading.
According to a new report from the Institute of Medicine, outdated approaches to preventing and treating substance abuse, barriers to care and other problems hinder the U.S. Defense Department’s ability to curb substance use disorders among military service members and their families. Service members’ rising rate of prescription drug addiction and their difficulty in accessingContinue Reading.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently released its Report to Congress on the Nation’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Workforce Issues. The report contains demographic data as well as a discussion of key issues and challenges facing the behavioral health workforce. It alsoContinue Reading.