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SAMHSA & NASADAD Annual Meetings Website

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, Inc. (NASADAD) Annual Meetings bring together Single State Agency Directors for alcohol and other drug services, state Prevention Coordinators, Treatment Coordinators, Women’s Services Coordinators, and other state and national stakeholders that work on substance use, misuse, and disorders.  The meetings are a forum to hear about the latest substance use trends and practices; to engage in interactive discussions on emerging issues; and share information on model programs and strategies used across the prevention, treatment, and recovery system.

The 2020 SAMHSA and NASADAD Annual Meetings will be held June 22-24, 2020. To register for the conference click here.

NASADAD releases summary of Administration’s FY 2021 budget proposal

On February 10, 2020, the Administration released “A Budget for America’s Future,” its budget proposal for fiscal year (FY) 2021 (October 1, 2020-September 30, 2021). NASADAD developed an overview of the Administration’s proposed funding levels for the Association’s priority programs within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), as well as select programs within the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). The document compares the President’s FY 2021 proposal to the final FY 2020 funding levels and provides language from the Administration’s Congressional Justifications.

Access the chart here

NASADAD releases overview of and recommendations regarding electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS)

NASADAD is pleased to announce the release of an Overview of and Recommendations Regarding Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS). The overview:

  • Offers background on e-cigarettes and reviews the scope of the problem, especially among youth;
  • Outlines federal actions over the past several years, including recent steps to raise the minimum age of legal tobacco product access to 21;
  • Describes the Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) role in regulating the sale of tobacco products;
  • Describes the State alcohol & drug agencies’ role in tobacco control, with a particular focus on Synar; and
  • Offers NASADAD’s position and recommendations related to ENDS.

NASADAD Releases Final FY 2020 Appropriations Overview

On December 19, 2019, Congress passed a final FY 2020 appropriations deal. This document outlines the final funding levels for NASADAD’s priority programs within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), including language from the Administration’s Congressional Justifications, as well as the House and Senate Appropriations Committees’ bill reports and final appropriations bill reports.