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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day toolkit now available

The next DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. The toolbox of promotional materials to help publicize this event and encourage people to dispose of unwanted or expired medications is now live.  Each year we have more and more Americans disposing of more and more prescription drugs. This is an easy and concrete step that all of us can take to help end the opioid crisis in America and save lives by reducing the amount of prescription drugs that are available for misuse and diversion.

Take Back Partner Toolkit Now Live - Starts with One Campaign

The Take Back campaign partner toolkit is now live on GetTheFactsRx.com. You can access it two ways:

Sharing Medication Take Back Day Event Guide

Many of our community prevention providers are partnering this April to host or support the National Drug Take Back Day on April 27th. Here is a Take Back Event Guide from Michigan Open to help you in your planning!

2018 Monitoring the Future Survey findings released

The Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan issued a press release on results from the 2018 Monitoring the Future study.  Increases in adolescent vaping from 2017 to 2018 were the largest

CDC releases Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on drug and opioid-involved overdose deaths

In 2017, among 70,237 drug overdose deaths, 47,600 (67.8%) involved opioids, with increases across age groups, racial/ethnic groups, county urbanization levels, and in multiple states. From 2013 to 2017, synthetic opioids contributed to increases in drug overdose death rates in several states. From 2016 to 2017, synthetic opioid-involved overdose death rates increased 45.2%. Read more here.

Join NIDA's National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

You're invited to participate in National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. This week-long health observance is an opportunity for teens to learn the facts about drugs, alcohol, and addiction from scientists and other experts.

Organize and promote an educational event or activity for teens during the week of January 22–27, 2019, and help shatter the myths about drugs and alcohol. It's easy to get involved!

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.

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