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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

25

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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

Jun

14

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Rural Response to the Opioid Crisis

Posted by on June 14th, 2018 0 comments

This new topic guide from the Rural Health Information Hub identifies rural-specific initiatives and funding opportunities, program examples, and tools and resources focused on prevention, harm reduction, and treatment, to help address this crisis in your rural community. This guide will help you learn about activities underway to address the opioid crisis in rural communities at… Read More »

Posted in: Rural, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Jun

12

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Tips for Teens fact sheets about drugs

Posted by on June 12th, 2018 0 comments

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), Tips for Teens fact sheets provide information about the effects of short- and long-term use of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and inhalants. These insightful and easy-to-read brochures provide important facts teens need to know, answer frequently asked questions, and help to dispel common myths about each of the… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Jun

11

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13 Reasons Why Toolkit

Posted by on June 11th, 2018 0 comments

This toolkit was developed by Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) in response to the popular Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why. SAVE brought together 75 experts in the fields of mental health, suicide prevention, education and healthcare to develop this toolkit, which provides trusted resources and practical guidance related to the difficult issues that the… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Mental Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Websites

Jun

06

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CDC Fact Sheet on Alcohol and Opioids

Posted by on June 6th, 2018 0 comments

The CDC created a fact sheet on Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for People Who Consume Alcohol and Use Opioids.

Posted in: Public Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse

May

25

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Opioid Addiction Resources for Patrons

Posted by on May 25th, 2018 0 comments

The opioid crisis in this country is making the news every day. Web junction has created a collection of resources for librarians of all types to share on their websites and with their patrons. This collection is made up of resource guides, programming, books and handouts and flyers from across the country. https://news.nnlm.gov/bhic/opioidresources

Posted in: Substance Addiction and Misuse

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