Academic journal article Nursing and Health Care Perspectives

SAMHSA Resources

Academic journal article Nursing and Health Care Perspectives

SAMHSA Resources

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Because drug and alcohol abuse are often linked to teen violence, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration's Center for Substance Abuse Prevention has developed a series of 10 resource guides for parents and professionals. The guides are free and cover a range of topics related to violence. Go to www.samhsa.gov and click on "clearinghouses," or call 800/729-6686. SAMHSA also has an updated series of brochures, Tips for Teens, that feature relevant information about the risks associated with such substances as steroids, hallucinogens, and heroin.

These may be downloaded at www.health.org/govpubs.

Self-Help for Pregnancy

What To Do When You're Having a Baby is the latest in a series of easy-to-read, illustrated self-help books from the Institute for Health Care Advancement. Others in the series are What To Do For Teen Health, What To Do For Senior Health, and the awardwinning What To Do When Your Child Gets Sick. For more information and prices, call 800/434-4633 or visit www.iha4heahh.org.

Safe Return

Individuals afflicted with Alzheimer's disease are prone to become disoriented or lost, even in their own neighborhoods. Caregivers may register with the Alzheimer's Association Safe Return Program, which assists in the identification and return of wanderers through ID products, a national database, a 24-hour crisis line, and education for family members. To register, go to www.alz.org or call 888/572-8522.

Medicare Rights

The Medicare Rights Center is now offering Lets Learn Medicare! …

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