Submitted by Julee Christianson on Fri, 09/21/2018 - 10:02
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
Submitted by Shanne Montague on Thu, 09/20/2018 - 15:19
Submitted by Julee Christianson on Mon, 09/17/2018 - 07:58
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
Submitted by Julee Christianson on Mon, 09/17/2018 - 07:56
Submitted by Julee Christianson on Mon, 08/20/2018 - 14:35
Submitted by Julee Christianson on Mon, 08/20/2018 - 08:33
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.
Submitted by Julee Christianson on Fri, 07/20/2018 - 11:52
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.
Submitted by Julee Christianson on Thu, 06/21/2018 - 13:06
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.
Submitted by Julee Christianson on Fri, 06/15/2018 - 10:06
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced the update of an important resource on opioid overdose prevention.
Submitted by Julee Christianson on Fri, 05/11/2018 - 14:05
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Tips for Teens fact sheets provide information about the effects of short- and long-term use of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and inhalants. In 2018, SAMHSA released fact sheets for additional substances. These brochures provide facts and answer frequently asked questions about each of the substances covered. Fact sheets include: