Substance Abuse

Feedback on SAMHSA’s Strategic Plan – AAHD

AAHD submitted comments on the 2015-2018 draft SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) are here: PDF

AAHD Submits Comments to/on SAMHSA Draft National Behavioral Health Quality Framework

September 16 comments to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration are here: PDF.

Coalition for Whole Health on ACA Essential Health Benefits-MH & SU Parity-Network Adequacy

  The Coalition for Whole Health CWH) bridges mental health and substance use disorders advocacy. AAHD is a CWH member. On September 3, CWH conducted a webinar on Accountable Care Act (ACA) key issues, for state advocates. The CWH toolkit for assisting ACA state advocates is available here, as are the webinar slides.  

Unmet need for treatment of substance use disorders and serious psychological distress among veterans: a nationwide analysis using the NSDUH

Golub A, Vazan P, Bennett AS, Liberty HJ. Mil Med. 2013 Jan;178(1):107-14. SOURCE:  National Development and Research Institutes, 71 West 23rd Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA. Many veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq experience serious mental health (MH) concerns including substance use disorders (SUD), post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, depression, or… Read More »»

Association of substance use and VA service-connected disability benefits with risk of homelessness among veterans

Edens EL, Kasprow W, Tsai J, Rosenheck RA. Am J Addict. 2011 Sep-Oct;20(5):412-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1521-0391.2011.00166.x. Epub 2011 Aug 11. SOURCE:  VA New England Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, 950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT 06516, USA. Recent public attention on homelessness has shifted beyond emergency services and supportive housing to primary prevention.… Read More »»

Substance Abuse and Persons with Disabilities: Employment Strategies


Promoting Substance Use Assessment by Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies

This project which will conclude in 2009 will modify and evaluate one of the most promising screening instruments available, the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory-3, and develop a version for use by vocational rehabilitation agencies (SASSI-VR) Visit Website

Alcohol Abuse Fact Sheet

Patient oriented fact sheet for people with spinal cord injury describing why alcohol can be a problem, determining whether it is a problem, what to do about it, and prognosis. Visit Website

Substance Abuse Resources & Programs: Deaf or Hearing Impaired

Awakenings Substance Abuse Recovery Programs for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons.   The Minnesota Chemical Dependency Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals (MCDPDHHI)   MCDPDHHI, designed to meet the needs of people who are deaf and hard of hearing, is an inpatient chemical dependency program at Fairview hospital in Minneapolis. Program offerings… Read More »»

Substance Abuse Resources & Programs: Health Care Professionals, Service Providers

Psychosocial Aspects of Disability: Issues Related to Psychiatric Disabilities and Issues Related to Substance Abuse Information about the psychological and sociological aspects of severe disabilities, including the adjustment factors in living with disabilities, knowledge of community attitudes. Visit Website   Substance Use Disorder Treatment For People With Physical and Cognitive Disabilities Visit Website