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National Council Submits Comments on Changing the Language of Addiction
Inappropriate terminology perpetuates negative stereotypes about people living with addictions, creating a disincentive for individuals to seek treatment for their disease.
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Harm Reduction Program in New Mexico Is Subject of New Documentary, "The Exchange"
The in-progress documentary features an inside look into New Mexico’s massive drug problem and those who work tirelessly towards harm reduction for drug users. Help is being offered, sans judgment, and it is saving lives.
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HHS Takes Additional Steps to Expand Access to Opioid Treatment
This announcement enables nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) to immediately begin taking the 24 hours of required training to prescribe the opioid use disorder treatment, buprenorphine.
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Teenage Binge Drinking Can Affect Brain Function of Future Offspring
Teenage binge drinking is a major health concern in the United States; among drinkers under age 21, more than 90 percent of the alcohol is consumed during binge drinking episodes, which is not only is dangerous to the brain development of teenagers, but also may impact the brains of their children.
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Scientists Spot 'Teetotaler' Gene
Scientists say they've identified a gene variant that dampens the desire to drink alcohol. They said their discovery might lead to the development of drugs that could control alcohol consumption, possibly even among problem drinkers.
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Grant Opportunities
Addiction Technology Transfer Centers Cooperative Agreement
SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting grant applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 to develop and strengthen the specialized behavioral healthcare and primary healthcare workforce that provides substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and recovery support services.
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Up to $60.2 Million Available in Grants To Improve Behavioral Health Outcomes for Children and Youth With Serious Emotional Disturbances
SAMHSA is accepting applications for Systems of Care Expansion and Sustainability Cooperative Agreement Grants. Up to $60.2 million is available over 4 years. The purpose of this program is to improve behavioral health outcomes for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families.
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Up to $54.6 Million Available in Grants To Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Adult Treatment Drug Courts and Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts
The purpose of this program is to expand and enhance treatment services for substance use disorders in adult problem-solving courts and adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts.
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SAMHSA Provides Nearly $77.2 Million in Grants To Promote Earlier Treatment for Substance Use Disorders
SAMHSA is providing up to $77.2 million in funding over several years to programs promoting screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) programs. SBIRT is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for persons with substance use disorders, as well as those who are at risk of developing these disorders.
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SAMHSA Provided up to $46.6 Million for Treatment Drug Courts
SAMHSA has provided up to $46.6 million over 3 years for treatment drug court programs for people involved in the criminal justice system who have substance use disorders and co-occurring mental and substance use disorders.
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Acronyms

ATTC Addiction Technology Transfer Centers
BH Behavioral Health
CADCA Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America
CAPT Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies
CBHSQ Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality
CDRC Comprehensive Drug Research Center (UM)
Charts Community Health Assessment Resource Tool Set
CMHS Center for Mental Health Services
CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CSAP Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
CSAT Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
CTC Communities that Care
CWLA Child Welfare League of America
DCF Florida Department of Children and Families
DEA Drug Enforcement Administration (federal)
DEN Drug Epidemiology Networks
DJJ Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
DOE Florida Department of Education
DOH Florida Department of Health
FCB Florida Certification Board
FCPR Florida Center for Prevention Research (FSU)
FADAA Florida Alcohol Drug Abuse Association
FCCMH Florida Council for Community Mental Health
FDCS Florida Drug Control Strategy
FJJA Florida Juvenile Justice Association
FL SAPAC Florida Substance Abuse Prevention Advisory Council
FNG Florida National Guard
FPS Florida Prevention System
FSU Florida State University
FYSAS Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey
KIT Knowledge-based Information Technology
MH Mental Health
NIATx Network for Improvement of Addiction Treatment
NIDA National Institute on Drug Abuse
NOM National Outcome Measures
NREPP National Registry of Effective Programs and Practices
OBHE Office of Behavioral Health Equity
PDFA Partnership for a Drug-Free America
SA Substance Abuse
SAAS State Association of Addiction Services
SAMHPO Florida Substance Abuse and Mental Health Program Office
SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration
SAPTBG Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant
SBIRT Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment
SDFS Safe and Drug Free Schools
SEW State Epidemiology Workgroup
SPF Strategic Prevention Framework
TX Treatment