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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 “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 »
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 »
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