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Dec

11

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Rethink Your Holiday Drinking

Posted by on December 11th, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

Many of us look forward to celebrations during the holidays, a time when some people are more likely to drink beyond their limits than at other times of the year. Some will suffer adverse consequences that range from fights to falls to traffic crashes. Sadly, we often put ourselves and others at risk because we… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Dec

06

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Opioid Resources from the CDC

Posted by on December 6th, 2018 0 comments

Check out Opioid Resources from the Centers for Disease Control, from a recent WebJunction newsletter. The resources have been especially gathered for public libraries.

Posted in: Articles, Mental Health, Public Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Nov

26

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Rural Resource Guide to Help Communities Address Substance Use Disorder and Opioid Misuse

Posted by on November 26th, 2018 0 comments

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced a new Rural Resource Guide to Help Communities Address Substance Use Disorder and Opioid Misuse. The intention is to provide leaders in rural communities with a place to locate Federal resources that can help them to respond to… Read More »

Posted in: General, Rural, Scholarships and Grants, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Nov

07

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Using Data To Improve Effective Responses To Individuals In Crisis

Posted by on November 7th, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

Crisis Intervention Teams have shown effectiveness in decreasing the number of mental health related arrests while increasing public safety. To support communities in creating and evaluating their own crisis intervention teams, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) has published a new report titled, Crisis Intervention Team Methods for Using Data to Inform Practice:… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Oct

22

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Understanding the Opioid Crisis: Where do I begin?

Posted by on October 22nd, 2018 0 comments

Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine- Middle Atlantic Region on November 28, 2018 at 2:00 PM EST for the class Understanding the Opioid Crisis: Where do I begin? An estimated 1.9 million people in the U.S. have a prescription opioid use disorder, while another 586,000 have a heroin use disorder. This class will… Read More »

Posted in: Substance Addiction and Misuse, Webinars

Sep

05

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Using Federal Funds to Help the Opioid Crisis in Court, Prisons, and Homes

Posted by on September 5th, 2018 0 comments

With federal dollars are directed toward the opioid crisis, three rural communities are using innovative approaches. Finding a specific subpopulation they can help, certain interventions or programs are being put into place. In Ohio, the Portsmouth City Health Department has a patient navigator who meets with individuals to find the best way to access court-ordered… Read More »

Posted in: General, Rural, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Aug

22

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Team-Based Approach to Improving Opioid Management in Primary Care

Posted by on August 22nd, 2018 0 comments

A collaborative project between the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Washington State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has created a new website: Six Building Blocks: A Team-Based Approach to Improving Opioid Management in Primary Care. The majority of patients taking opioids for chronic pain are managed by primary care… Read More »

Posted in: Substance Addiction and Misuse

Aug

06

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CDC Training Hot Topic: Opioids *New Courses Available*

Posted by on August 6th, 2018 0 comments

International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31. Learn clinical and public health strategies for addressing the opioid overdose epidemic with the latest courses on the CDC TRAIN Learning Network.

Posted in: Public Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Jul

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Rural Opioid Educational Resources

Posted by on July 25th, 2018 0 comments

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health has developed a compendium of resources for rural opioid education. New resources are added as available. Access the toolkit to find reports, recordings of webinars, best practices, training materials, treatment resources and customizable posters, flyers and brochures.

Posted in: Rural, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Jun

27

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Promoting Safety From Opioid Overdose

Posted by on June 27th, 2018 0 comments

The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has updated their Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit for 2018. The toolkit provides an outline for comunity members to understand the scope of opioid overdose and how to address it. The toolkit includes such topics as: strategies to prevent overdose deaths, recommended steps for first responders,… Read More »

Posted in: Substance Addiction and Misuse

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