substance abuse

The Office of National Drug Control Policy, in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is accepting applications for its Drug-Free Communities Support Program. The program seeks to strengthen community partnerships and prevent and reduce substance use among youth and adults.
For people in the runaway and homeless youth field, it's the million dollar question: What makes a young person more or less likely to run away or leave home and become homeless? If we knew the answer, perhaps we could end youth homelessness entirely.
For most adolescents, online social networking is another way to talk to the friends and family that they see every day. But for runaway and homeless youth, texting, Facebook and other social media can be important ways to stay in touch with friends and family who are slipping away just when they are most needed.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse invites applications for multiple research centers and one coordinating center to collaborate on developing prevention strategies for youth in the juvenile justice system.
"Substance Use, Self-Esteem, and Self-Efficacy Among Homeless and Runaway Youth in New Orleans." Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal (abstract), Vol. 29, No. 2 (2012).
The Indian Health Service funds 11 regional centers across the country that treat Native youth with substance abuse problems. We spoke to Skye Bass, an IHS public health specialist, about the culturally specific approach used by the Youth Regional Treatment Centers.  
This Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration program provides funding to states, territories and Tribes to help them improve substance abuse treatment for adolescents. Recipients will develop learning laboratories in collaboration with community-based treatment providers. The goal is to put in place evidence-based practices that prevent youth from using drugs and alcohol; result...
The CardinalHealth Foundation is funding projects designed to increase awareness of prescription drug abuse knowledge of how to reduce access to prescription drugs and how to properly dispose of them awareness of the consequences of misusing or abusing prescription medications The grant program aims to reduce the misuse or abuse of prescription medications by youth, adults and the...
This Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration program provides treatment and related services to youth who are in teen court programs and have substance abuse problems. The program aims to reduce substance use and criminal activity, improve health and quality of life, and increase productivity.
Through the Drug Free Communities Mentoring Program, existing Drug Free Communities grantees can receive funding to help new coalitions become eligible for the Drug Free Communities Program.  Read the request for applications.
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