Alcohol's role in traffic deaths vastly underreported: Study

It's no secret that drinking and driving can be a deadly mix. But the role of alcohol in U.S. traffic deaths may be substantially underreported on death certificates, according to a study in the March issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

Between 1999 and 2009, more than 450,000 Americans were killed in a traffic crashes. But in cases where alcohol was involved, death certificates frequently failed to list alcohol as a cause of death.

NJTV News covered Advanced Law Enforcement Training

NJTV News covered our Advanced Law Enforcment Training. This 16-hour Train the Trainer certificate course was held on November 8th and 9th for addiction, legal, and police experts. Discussions included addiction programs currently available to assist law enforcement and how to determine which one will work best in their community and understanding stages of change and their relation to drug seeking behavior and intervention strategies. Participants also explored the link between stigma and recidivism.

Watch NJTV's coverage here:

Denise Hien

Denise Hien, Ph.D., ABPP joined Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as the new Director for the Center of Alcohol Studies, and Professor in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University, New Brunswick on October 2, 2017. Recognized as a leader in the field of post-traumatic stress and addictions, her body of work has contributed to the evidence base on effective interventions for individuals with PTSD and substance use disorders.

Welcome to Dr. Denise Hien, new CAS Director!

Denise Hien, Ph.D., ABPP joined Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as the new Director for the Center of Alcohol Studies, and Professor in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University, New Brunswick on October 2, 2017. Recognized as a leader in the field of post-traumatic stress and addictions, her body of work has contributed to the evidence base on effective interventions for individuals with PTSD and substance use disorders.

Promoting Care for Pregnant/Parenting Women with Opioid Use Disorder and Their Infants

SAMHSA is issuing two reports on the best approaches for optimizing outcomes for pregnant and parenting women with opioid use disorders and their infants. Both reports are aimed at helping these women gain greater access to this effective treatment and other important services.

For more information, see:

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USSAMHSA/bulletins/15a80c4