Did you know that up to 50% of individuals with eating disorders abused alcohol or illicit drugs, a rate five times higher than the general population? Also, up to 35% of individuals who abused or were dependent on alcohol or other drugs have also had eating disorders, a rate 11 times greater than the general population. Learn more or find help at SAMHSA’s National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (NCEED), the nation’s first center of excellence dedicated to eating disorders. Founded in 2018 by SAMHSA, NCEED works to advance education and training of healthcare providers and to promote public awareness of eating disorders and eating disorder treatment.
NCEED’s goal is to ensure that all individuals with eating disorders are identified, treated, and supported in recovery. Though eating disorders are serious conditions, they can be identified and treated effectively – particularly when providers and the public have the knowledge and skills necessary to make a difference. Located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NCEED staff includes clinicians, researchers, and advocates who specialize in eating disorder care.
NCEED provides up-to-date, reliable, and evidence-based information to individuals looking for information for themselves, someone they know, health professionals and researchers. Visit NCEED at SAMHSA’s National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (NCEED) and check out the NCEED Overview one-pager to download for yourself, or to share with others.
Watch the archive video of the National Recovery Month 2018 Kick-Off Event held on Wednesday, September 6, 2018.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will award up to 75 planning grants to rural communities in FY18 as part of a new $100 million Rural Communities Opioid Response initiative. The initiative will focus on the 220 counties identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as being at risk (PDF | 158 KB) as well as other high-risk rural communities. More information is available through the HRSA News Release.
SAMHSA's new fact sheet provides guidance for choosing quality, effective treatment services. Get the facts and download Finding Quality Treatment for Substance Use Disorders.
SAMHSA announces availability of $196 million for Opioid Treatment Grants to hardest-hit states and tribes.