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Nov

16

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HHS Opioid Symposium and Code-a-Thon

Posted by on November 16th, 2017 0 comments

On December 6 and 7, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) will host an Opioid Symposium and Code-a-Thon at the The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services headquarters in Washington, DC to promote and employ innovative ways to leverage technology and data to address… Read More »

Posted in: Conferences, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Nov

06

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President’s Commission on Combating the Opioid Crisis

Posted by on November 6th, 2017 0 comments

The President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis released its final report on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 calling for the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as well as other HHS entities to set up nationwide drug courts, a national media campaign and expanded educational programs, as… Read More »

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

Oct

30

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AHRQ Report on Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid use Disorder

Posted by on October 30th, 2017 0 comments

A recent report from the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality highlights factors related to medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder in rural primary care settings. Implementing Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Primary Care: Environmental Scan presents three main findings from a literature review of scientific and grey literature: models of… Read More »

Posted in: Rural, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Sep

22

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#OpioidAwareChat – Sept 29

Posted by on September 22nd, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

#OpioidAwareChat: Discuss the Impact of Stigma Against Opioid Use Disorder Friday, September 29, 2-3PM ET September is National Recovery Month.  Join the National Library of Medicine, Outreach and Special Populations Branch (@NLM_OSP) and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (@ASAMorg) for a Twitter chat on September 29 from 2-3PM, EST.  Learn how stigma against opioid use disorder… Read More »

Posted in: National Library of Medicine News, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Sep

07

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Webjunction Libraries and the Opioid Crisis Town Hall Webinar

Posted by on September 7th, 2017 0 comments

WebJunction and the Public Library Association invite libraries and their community partners to join this virtual town hall discussion about current library needs and possible responses to the nation’s opioid crisis on September 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM ET.

Posted in: Public Health, Public Library, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Webinars

Sep

05

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September is National Recovery Month

Posted by on September 5th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover. The annual theme is Join the Voices for Recovery: Strengthen Families and Communities. A 2017 Recovery Month Toolkit is available that includes logos, banners,… Read More »

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

Aug

31

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Trends in Opioid-Related Hospitalizations

Posted by on August 31st, 2017 0 comments

From the AHRQ.  Access state information for state statistics on opioid-related hospital care using an interactive map of the United States. Also included are hospitalization trends for 2009-2014.

Posted in: Substance Addiction and Misuse

Aug

01

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Substance Use Disorders Webinar Series

Posted by on August 1st, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

Alleviating Stigma, Treatment Strategies, Community Resources & Stories from the Front Lines Join NNLM NER for a series of 4 one-hour webinars on topics related to substance use disorders. You are invited to attend all 4 webinars, or only the ones that you are interested in. Each webinar has a specific focus within the substance… Read More »

Posted in: Substance Addiction and Misuse, Webinars

Jul

28

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Opioid Abuse Up Among Older Adults

Posted by on July 28th, 2017 0 comments

Source: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), news release, July 26, 2017 “While *opioid abuse has fallen among younger Americans, the same cannot be said for older adults, a new government report shows. Rates of opioid abuse among young adults — aged 18 to 25 — decreased from 11.5 percent in 2002… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health, Senior, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Jul

13

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Opioid Epidemic Resources from NLM

Posted by on July 13th, 2017 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine has created a number of portals and lists with numerous resources on opioid abuse, addiction, and treatment. Diverse Populations – Public, Multiple Languages, and Healthcare Professionals (Outreach and Specific Populations Branch bulletin, 2017-05-10) Opiate Addiction and Treatment Portal (SIS Environmental Health and Toxicology) Response to the opioid epidemic – includes those… Read More »

Posted in: National Library of Medicine News, Public Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Websites

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