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SAMHSA releases Behavioral Health, U.S.: 2012 Report
This report features mental health and substance abuse statistics at the national and state levels from 40 different data sources. The report includes three key chapters:
  • Behavioral Health Disorders across the Life Span
  • Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders: Impairment in Functioning
  • Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders: Treatment Landscape
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Stimulants in "Bath Salts" Produce Effects Similar to MDMA
Mephedrone and methylone, two stimulants commonly found in designer drugs such as "bath salts," act on the brain much like methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, Ecstasy). >>>
Nearly 18% of Pregnant Women Drink Alcohol in Early Stages of Pregnancy
Approximately 18 percent of women in their first trimester of pregnancy used alcohol within the past month according to a new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). >>>

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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