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SAMHSA Programs and Policies - SAMHSA has developed the SAMHSA Matrix of crosscutting principles and programmatic priorities to focus our mission.

Click on the matrix to learn more about the crosscutting principles that guide SAMHSA's strategies and interventions for each of the program priorities established.

   
Closing the Gap Between Research and Practice ~ Lessons of the First Three Years of CSAP's National CAPT System, 1997 - 2000
This paper, presented at the 2001 National Prevention Network Conference, outlines the lessons learned during the first three years of CSAP's Six National Centers for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT's) in supporting CSAP's mission to reduce substance use and abuse by bringing science-based prevention to every community. Please email your comments and feedback on the paper to us at swcapt@ou.edu.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Adolescent and School Health has now organized some of its most frequently requested public health information into a state-by-state section on its website. Each state's profile includes youth risk behavior surveillance, school health policies and programs, and school health education profile information. To access information about your state, click here.
   
What America's Users Spend on Illegal Drugs (1988-2000)
December 2001
This report provides estimates of illegal drug expenditures and consumption for 1988 through 1999 and projects estimates for 2000. In 2000, Americans spent about $36 billion on cocaine, $10 billion on heroin, $5.4 billion on methamphetamine, $11 billion on marijuana, and $2.4 billion on other substances.
   
An Evaluation of CSAP's Centers for the Application of Prevention Technologies: Research to Practice in ATOD Prevention for Youth
This paper, viewable using the Acrobat Reader from Adobe, was presented at the American Evaluation Association Conference in St. Louis, Missouri on November 9, 2001 and includes: a brief discussion of the cross-site evaluation design, selected data profiling CAPT activities and outcomes, and Lessons Learned concerning the design and implementation of an evaluation for a large, regionally implemented federal program.
   
Office of Applied Studies (SAMHSA)
 
Mortality Data from the Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2001
Just released from the Office of Applied Studies (OAS), this full report is available in PDF format: http://www.samhsa.gov/oas/DAWN/mortality2k1.pdf
 
Club Drugs - Updated table showing trends from 1994 to 2000. This table is in PDF format and can be accessed at:
http://www.samhsa.gov/oas/2k2/ClubDrugs2kupdate.pdf
 
Survey 2000 - Summary of Findings - Latest national household survey data on 1) alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other drug abuse 2) drug related emergency department episodes and medical examiner cases 3) nations substance abuse treatment system. Click here for the complete survey online.
 
NHSAA Report: Heavy Alcohol Use Among Young Adults
 
Short Reports on Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illegal Drugs from SAMHSA's Office of Applied Studies
The Office of Applied Studies (OAS), part of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), collects, analyzes and disseminates data and information on the problem of substance abuse in America. OAS reports present the prevalence and incidence of substance abuse problems, the characteristics of those who use alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs, as well as the availability and use of substance abuse treatment services.
 
Major Drugs of Abuse in ED Visits, 2001
This issue of The DAWN Report reports on the distribution of four major drugs of abuse - heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and methamphetamine - associated with visits to hospital emergency departments in 21 major metropolitan areas and the continental U.S.
   
Social Development Research Group (SDRG)
The most complete site of Hawkins and Catalano Risk and Protective Factor research.
   
KIDS COUNT, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the U.S. By providing policymakers and citizens with benchmarks of child well-being. The database on this website allows you to generate custom graphs, maps, ranked lists, and state-by-state profiles. Site also lists summary and finds of the data.
   
Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free, a unique coalition of more than 30 Governors’ spouses, Federal agencies, and public and private organizations, is an initiative to prevent the use of alcohol by children ages 9 to 15. It is the only national effort that focuses on alcohol use in this age group. The initiative was founded by The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and has been joined by additional Federal sponsors.
   
National Household Survey on Drug Abuse Shows Decline in Drug Use for 12 and 13 Year-Olds; Reinforces Parental Involvement as Crucial in Keeping Kids Off Drugs
The results of the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse for 2000 show that progress has been made in a key age group, 12–13 year-olds, and that overall drug usage rates have remained stable since the 1999 survey. Learn more from this annual survey, a highly respected benchmark of illegal drug use in America.
   
"Critical Choices: Making Drug Policy at the State Level"
Drug Strategies - an informative site that "... is intended to help guide state governments in making difficult policy decisions that deal with substance abuse and its attendant problems and costs." Topics include the role of States and their Governor's; reducing demand around treatment and prevention; funding; sentencing and incarceration.
   
"Substance Abuse: The Nation's Number One Health Problem"
OJJDP FACT SHEET
- Today, substance abuse causes more deaths, illnesses, and disabilities than any other preventable health condition. This new report, commissioned by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and prepared by the Schneider Institute for Health Policy at Brandeis University, tracks positive and negative trends in adult and youth smoking, drinking, and illicit drug use over the past three decades. Among other findings, the report discusses the role the media have played in influencing youth substance use and looks at how treatment, though shown to be effective by numerous scientific studies, is severely underutilized."
   
Federal Trade Commission Annual Report on Cigarette Sales and Advertising
The five largest cigarette manufacturers spent $8.24 billion on advertising and promotional expenditures in 1999, a 22.3 percent increase from the $6.73 billion spent in 1998. The industry's total expenditures were the most ever reported to the Commission. Read more . . . for full report and press release.
   
HHS FACT SHEET Substance Abuse: A National Challenge
Each year, drug- and alcohol abuse contributes to the death of more than 120,000 Americans. Drugs and alcohol cost taxpayers nearly $276 billion annually in preventable health care costs, extra law enforcement, auto crashes, crime and lost productivity. Read more . . .
   

An Annotated Bibliography of Substance Abuse Prevention Literature
A research resource to prevention practitioners and community groups who are on the front-lines of integrating prevention research and practice.

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