- Nearly half of college drug treatment is alcohol-related, according to new data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
- Another report from SAMHSA finds that more than one in 10 U.S. children live with a parent suffering from alcoholism.
- Years after a series of suicides in state prison segregation units, Massachusetts officials have reached an agreement with advocate groups to better care for prisoners with severe mental illnesses.
- In California, inmate advocates question the likelihood of continued improvements in prison healthcare if federal oversight ends.
- A report by the Government Accountability Office finds that only 19 percent of federal inmates in the Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program can finish treatment in time to earn a the maximum possible sentence reduction of a year.
- In its project examining the implementation of the Affordable Care Act on 10 states -- Alabama, Colorado, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Virginia -- the Urban Institute has published its report from Rhode Island.