The site for substance abuse prevention and mental health promotion professionals and volunteers.

Home » Category » Document Tags » prescription drugs

prescription drugs

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.

These include:

Opioid Response Workgroup completes revised State Opioid Response Plan

The Opioid Response Workgroup, co-lead by the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery and the Department of Health have recently completed a revision of the Wasington State Opioid Response Plan.

Comment Requests: WA State Opioid Grant and Response Plan - due Monday, June 25, 2018

Prevention Partners,

We need to hear from the Prevention Field!  Please take advantage of this opportunity to provide input on 2 very important items listed below. It is critical that Prevention input, feedback, and ideas are included.  This Plan is used to direct the statewide work and efforts as well as resources for addressing the opioid issues in our state. Please pass forward to others in the prevention field. 

SAMHSA releases updated Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced the update of an important resource on opioid overdose prevention.

Heroin, Fentanyl & Other Opioids eBook

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids has created a new eBook — Heroin, Fentanyl & Other Opioids: A Comprehensive Resource for Families with a Teen or Young Adult Struggling with Opioid Use. To prepare parents and families with the knowledge and skills to identify opioids, spot early use and take action effectively.

Washington State Department of Health Dashboards - Opioid Data

The Washington State Department of Health has recently published an Opioid Dashboard.

2018 Oregon Conference on Opioids, Pain and Addiction Treatment: Pioneering Change

2018 Oregon Conference on Opioids, Pain and Addiction Treatment: Pioneering Change
May 17 - 19, 2018
Hilton Eugene | Eugene, Oregon

For more information about this conference, contact: 
Elizabeth White, MPA, Project Manager, Oregon Coalition for the
Responsible Use of Meds (OrCRM), a service of Lines for Life
503.244.5211 or elizabethw@linesforlife.org

Or visit conference website at:

Upcoming DEA National Take-Back Day

The next DEA National Take-Back day will be Sat, Apr 28, 2018 from 10am-2pm.

These events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.

Main website:  www.DEATakeBack.com

Visit this site to locate a year-round authorized collector in your area:  https://apps.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/pubdispsearch/spring/main?execution=e1s1

Help Identify Safe Disposal & Take-back Events

This survey opportunity is now closed.

Visit the Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention page on Athena for information and resources related to safe disposal and medicine take-back events.

Pages