This research:

  • Sheds light on a key mechanism of adolescent brain development.
  • Shows how amphetamine disrupts this mechanism.
  • Links this disruption to animal behaviors that resemble human susceptibility

By: Anne M. Herron, M.S., Acting Director, SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

It can be overwhelming and confusing to know where to start if you need to find treatment

By: Luis Vasquez, LICSW, Acting Director, SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Prevention

Alcohol continues to be the most widely used substance of abuse among America’s youth. Recognizing the power of

By: Doug Tipperman, MSW, Tobacco Policy Liaison, SAMHSA Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs

Quitting smoking is a resolution many smokers set for themselves.  It’s widely known that quitting has

By: Tammy R. Beckham, DVM, PhD, Acting Director, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Cross post from HIV.gov Blog

World AIDS Day

By: Anne M. Herron, M.S., Acting Director, SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

Treatment for opioid use disorder is a process that should be carefully managed by a patient and

By: Ramon Bonzon, M.P.H., Public Health Advisor, Targeted Populations Branch, SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

November is National Native American Heritage Month. During this time, we celebrate and pay

By: Cicely K. Burrows-McElwain, LSCW-C, Military and Veteran Affairs Liasion, SAMHSA's Office of Policy, Planning and Development

In or out of uniform, many service members return home to communities where

By: Robert M. Vincent, Public Health Analyst, SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention

During adolescence, young people have new life experiences and enjoy greater freedom but are also exposed to

This research found that:

  • Cocaine produces a portion of its rewarding effects by increasing levels of granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) in the brain’s reward center.
  • Treatments that prevent G-CSF

By: Frances M. Harding, Director, SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention

Results from the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) show that an estimated 6.0 million Americans

By KRISTEN HARPER, ERIN