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The Rural Community Toolbox: Funding & Tools to Build Healthy Drug-Free Rural Communities was created by the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s Rural Opioid Federal Interagency Working Group. This comprehensive toolbox provides information about grant funding for drug-free rural communities, resources for treatment and services for individuals, community assessment resources, a rural community action… Read More »
NNLM’s Greater Midwest Region is hosting the upcoming webinar “Fostering Mutuality: How One Library Prepared for the Opioid Crisis”: Kalamazoo is a midsized city in southwest Michigan with a growing number of incidents of opioid usage. Although the issue had yet to have a significant effect on the Kalamazoo Public Library (KPL), some staff wanted… Read More »
The Addictionary is a glossary of substance use disorder terminology, created by the Recovery Research Institute. The glossary encourages using person-first language to destigmatize substance use disorders. Common terms that reinforce stigmas are labeled with a “stigma alert” in the glossary, and an alternate term is provided. Additional resources about reducing stigma are provided throughout…. Read More »
The coronavirus epidemic and the stay-at-home safety measures create additional challenges that can have an effect on an individual’s ability to maintain sobriety. This webinar, presented by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and several behavioral health and addiction support professionals, will share strategies, insight and practical ideas for accessing virtual resources, locating the… Read More »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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