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Opioid use disorder Facebook live Q&A April 18

Do you have questions about opioid use disorder? Join HCA for a live Facebook Q&A event on April 18th from 3:00-3:30 pm with our Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Charissa Fontinos. We'll be talking about effects opioid have on the brain, why people become addicted, and effective treatment options. 

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.

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