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Mar

05

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WebJunction Webinar: Call to Action: Public Libraries and the Opioid Crisis

Posted by on March 5th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

Public libraries are respected local institutions that connect community members to credible information and services. As community anchor institutions, libraries are leveraging their assets in response to the opioid crisis that has gripped the country. After 16 months of research, OCLC, and the Public Library Association have released a call to action on how libraries can address… Read More »

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

Feb

11

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Locating Substance Misuse Treatment

Posted by on February 11th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has updated the website, FindTreatment.gov. This newly designed website helps connect those who are looking for substance misuse/abuse treatment. Visitors can enter a ZIP Code to find local state-licensed facilities, treatment options, payment and insurance information, and what to expect on the first call.

Posted in: Health Information, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Websites

Feb

11

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Smoking Cessation: A Report of the Surgeon General

Posted by on February 11th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death and disease in the U.S. Although the percentage of adults who smoke is at an all-time low in the U.S., 34 million adults still smoke and therefore continue to be at risk of developing smoking-related diseases. This report makes it clear that one of the most important… Read More »

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

Dec

10

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Expanding Substance Use Prevention and Early Intervention in Schools: A Toolkit

Posted by on December 10th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

The “Expanding Substance Use Prevention and Early Intervention in Schools” toolkit provides information and resources to mobilize communities to expand school-based services for substance use prevention and early intervention. Two resources focus on leveraging the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), including a step-by-step guide on how to build a successful campaign to do so. Other… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Nov

12

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Sesame Street Addresses Parental Addiction

Posted by on November 12th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

Earlier this year, a fuzzy green Muppet, named Karli, was introduced. Karli is in foster care because her mother is in recovery. When a family member struggles with addiction, the whole family struggles. Children often think it’s their fault; they feel shame, embarrassment, guilt, and loneliness; they may feel invisible. It takes special effort to… Read More »

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

Nov

08

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We R Native: a health resource for Native youth, by Native youth

Posted by on November 8th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , , , , ,

We R Native is a comprehensive health resource for Native youth, by Native youth, providing content and stories about the topics that matter most to them. We R Native promote holistic health and positive growth in our local communities and nation at large. The site provides articles, blogs, videos, and social support on topics related… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Environmental Health, Health Information, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Websites

Oct

03

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“The Vape Talk”

Posted by on October 3rd, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The American Lung Association produced a guide for adults to talk to teens about vaping. The guide, “The Vape Talk,” includes a downloadable discussion guide, video, and information about e-cigarettes. For those interested in quitting, SmokeFree.gov provides tools to build a personalized cessation plan.

Posted in: Children and Teens, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Jul

09

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Know the Risks of Marijuana

Posted by on July 9th, 2019 0 comments

The number of states legalizing the use of marijuana is slowly growing, whether for medical and/or recreational use. Marijuana use among all adult age groups, both sexes, and pregnant women is increasing as well. At the same time, the perception of how harmful marijuana use can be is declining. SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health… Read More »

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

Jan

03

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Complexity of Drug Overdose Deaths in America

Posted by on January 3rd, 2019 0 comments

A recent issue of MMWR analyzes the growing number of U.S. drug overdose deaths from 2013 to 2017, and by demographic and geographic characteristics from 2016 to 2017.

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse

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

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