Materials for Native American, Chinese, and Hispanic Young Adults
Mental health problems affect all races and ethnicities. To help, SAMHSA is partnering with the Ad Council to create public service campaigns that encourage Chinese, Hispanic, and Native American young adults age 18 to 25 to step up and support a friend who is experiencing mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, or bipolar disorder.
Looking for evidence-based practices to use in your own program? SAMHSA has made the process easier by adding a new search feature. NREPP is a searchable database of interventions for the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders. SAMHSA has developed this resource to help people, agencies, and organizations implement programs and practices in their communities.
You may select an audience to request publications, find facts and statistics, order videotapes and other multimedia, and access additional resources specific to that audience. You can even request publications in different languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Cambodian, Vietnamese, and Korean.
Since 1975 the Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey has measured drug, alcohol, and cigarette use and related attitudes among adolescent students nationwide. Survey participants report their drug use behaviors across three time periods: lifetime, past year, and past month; for some drugs, daily use is also reported.1 Initially, the survey included 12th-graders only, but in 1991 it was expanded to include 8th- and 10th-graders. The MTF survey is funded by NIDA and is conducted by the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research. The 35th annual study was conducted during 2009.
Many people do not understand why
individuals become addicted to drugs or
how drugs change the brain to foster
compulsive drug abuse. They mistakenly
view drug abuse and addiction as strictly
a social problem...
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, is the largest membership organization serving addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals, who specialize in addiction prevention, treatment, recovery support and education. With 10,000 members and 43 state affiliates, NAADAC's network of addiction services professionals spans the United States and the world. NAADAC's members work to create healthier individuals, families and communities through prevention, intervention, quality treatment and recovery support.