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Download SAMHSA’s “Talk. They Hear You.”Student Assistance: A Guide for School Administrators

This school year, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)’s Student Assistance Guide can provide school leaders and administrators with key information regarding student assistance services for substance use and mental health initiatives. It reviews several aspects of providing student assistance, such as connecting with existing initiatives related to school, substance use, and mental health issues; considering methods of implementation; implementing key components of effective programs; and planning for success.

Check out SAMHSA’s new public messages on substance misuse and mental health

Visit SAMHSA’s new public message webpages for a variety of resources and information on supporting yourself and others during trying times. If you’re a young adult and feel that you or someone in your life may be drinking too much, using drugs, or dealing with mental illness, check out Mental Illness and Substance Use in Young Adults. For those looking for resources to support family members who may be facing substance misuse or dealing with mental illness, visit Resources for Families Coping with Mental and Substance Use Disorders.

Learn more about vaping-related illnesses and deaths from NIDA for Teens

Vaping and e-cigarette use is on the rise, along with vaping-related illnesses and death. In fact, hundreds of people have developed serious lung illnesses after vaping in the past few months, and some have died as a result. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for Teens’ new blog, Vaping-Related Illness and Death: What We Know So Far, shares the latest facts around vaping use and its consequences. Check out NIDA’s Drug and Health blog for teens for more scientific perspectives on substance misuse research and news.

Watch NIDA’s Facebook Live video on the science of vaping

In the latest NIDA Facebook Live video, NIDA Live: The Science of Vaping, Dr. Nora Volkow joins fellow experts, Drs. Heather Kimmel and Emily Einstein, to discuss the science of vaping based on what is known and unknown. The scientists tackle viewer questions and provide research-based information on vaping.