The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will unveil the results of the latest (2010) National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) at a press conference on Thursday, September 8. The annual survey is the largest of its kind, and is the government's primary vehicle for determining how many persons are using illegal drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, as well as how many are misusing pharmaceuticals.
The release of SAMHSA's 2010 NSDUH survey findings kicks-off the 22nd annual National Recovery Month observance, celebrating individuals throughout the country who have achieved long-term recovery from mental and substance use disorders and recognizing the contributions of the dedicated men and women providing treatment and recovery services. Recovery Month aims to educate the public that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, that treatment for substance use and mental health disorders is effective, and that people can and do recover.
* Pamela S. Hyde, Administrator, SAMHSA, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
* Gil Kerlikowske, Director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
* Westley Clark, M.D., M.P.H. Director, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, SAMHSA, HHS
* Thomas S. Gilbert, CAADC, CEO/President TouchStone Intervention & Professional Services and person in long-term recovery
* Sandra Huffman, person in long-term recovery
* Mildred M. Minor, Program Coordinator at Arlington Recovery Empowerment Center, Arlington VA and person in recovery from depression
Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 9:30 a.m.
National Press Club - Holman Lounge 14th & F Streets, N.W. Washington, D.C.