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DEA releases 2018 National Drug Threat Assessment

Report from the national Drug Enforcement Administration provides a yearly assessment of the many challenges local communities face related to drug abuse and drug trafficking. Highlights in the report include usage and trafficking trends for drugs such as prescription drugs, heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, and the hundreds of synthetic drugs. Read the full 2018 report here and a summary of key findings here.

DEA launches National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Partner Toolkit

The toolkit of digital resources to help promote the Drug Enforcement Administration’s upcoming National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is now live. The “Partnership Toolbox” includes a variety of materials – posters, pamphlets, ads, billboards, and social media art that is pre-sized for Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

DBHR releases two RFAs for prevention services

Washington State Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) Prevention Services Expansion Project RFA #K3054

Surgeon General releases Spotlight on Opioids

The Surgeon General has released a Spotlight on Opioids toolkit to shine a light on the latest data on opioid misuse and overdoses.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates deaths in 2017 increased by almost 10% claiming the lives of more than 70,000 Americans.  The Surgeon General also released a digital postcard to help individuals understand how they can help prevent addiction or assist a loved one that

Online substance misuse toolkit for veterans

The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) annouced the launch of an Online Toolkit for addressing substance use and misuse in veteran populations.  CADCA selected five coalitions who graduated from the National Coalition Academy to implement substance use prevention projects focused on veterans in their communities.  The five coalitions represented different demographics

Addressing the opioid crisis through community prevention

The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) has released Practical Theorist Addressing the Opioid Crisis through Community Prevention—An Application of the Seven Strategies for Community Change.  The Practical Theorist is part of a series developed in partnership with the Na

Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit now available in Spanish

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announces the release of the Spanish translation of the updated Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit. This toolkit offers strategies to health care providers, communities, and local governments for developing practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. 

August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day

August 31, International Overdose Awareness Day, is an opportunity to remember those who have been affected by overdose, and to educate about how to prevent or reverse overdose. Stopoverdose.org has shareable resources that can be used for this day and for related events.

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