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Access national and state data sheets on adolescent health

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Adolescent Health has updated its national and state data sheets about adolescent health and substance use. These fact sheets give youth-serving professionals, service providers, and state and local officials a better understanding of the health and behavior of adolescents in their area. Measures include levels of physical activity and nutrition, cigarette and e-cigarette use, depression symptoms, reports of bullying and dating violence, and many more.

Explore the newest report addressing college drinking and drug use

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) developed a new report, Addressing College Drinking and Drug Use, calling for a heightened level of awareness and collaborative action by college presidents and trustees to address college student alcohol and drug use. The report emphasizes that the most effective approaches to addressing college substance use comprise multilevel and multicomponent strategies, including policy enforcement, individual screening, and clinical intervention.

Check out NIAAA’s Alcohol Treatment Navigator®

The Alcohol Treatment Navigator helps adults find alcohol treatment for themselves or an adult loved one. Unlike many other resources one may find online, the Alcohol Treatment Navigator has no commercial sponsors. Instead, it is produced by the leading U.S. agency for scientific research on alcohol and health, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). The Navigator steers people toward evidence-based treatment, which applies knowledge gained through decades of carefully designed scientific research.

Get guidance on addressing mental health and substance use issues in school systems

This SAMHSA-CMS Joint Informational Bulletin, Guidance to States and School Systems on Addressing Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Schools, provides examples of approaches to addressing mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) issues in schools, and describes several Medicaid programs that states may use to cover services that use these approaches. The bulletin also summarizes best practice models to facilitate the implementation of quality, evidence-based comprehensive mental health and SUD-related services for students.