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SAMHSA News Bulletin

Date: 11/12/2008
Media Contact: SAMHSA Press Office
Telephone: 240-276-2130

SAMHSA News Highlights Resources for Veterans

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released the latest issue of the Agency's newsletter that highlights activities and resources for returning veterans.

The September-October issue of SAMHSA News reports on an August 2008 conference called Paving the Road Home: Returning Veterans and Behavioral Health, and offers information on treatment for traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder, employment, and resources for children of military families, among other topics.  SAMHSA collaborated with the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs in planning the conference -- a follow-up to the first returning veterans and behavioral health “Road Home” conference held in March 2006.

The online version of the September/October 2008 SAMHSA News also introduces a redesign of the newsletter, including a new graphic design and layout and enhanced features for providing reader feedback and sharing information with others.  SAMHSA News, published bimonthly, updates readers about the latest substance abuse and mental health treatment and prevention practices, recent statistics on mental health and addictive disorders, related federal policies, and available resources.

To view the latest issue, visit Comments are welcome.  For a free SAMHSA News print subscription by mail, call 1 (888) 577-8977 (toll-free) or (240) 221-4001 in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. 

SAMHSA is a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. The agency is responsible for improving the accountability, capacity and effectiveness of the nation's substance abuse prevention, addictions treatment, and mental health services delivery system.

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