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Sesame Street Tackles Addiction

The newest muppet to join Sesame Street will discuss that she’s in foster care because her mom had to go away for a “grown-up problem.” Yellow-haired Karli says that she loves her mom but that she couldn’t take care of her because she was having a tough time. Karli is part of the Sesame Street […]


CDC Online Opioid Training for Nurses

“CDC released a new module, A Nurse’s Call to Action for Safer Opioid Prescribing Practices, in the interactive online training series Applying CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids. This module helps nurses learn how they can support the implementation of the CDC Guideline to address the opioid overdose epidemic. From a nursing perspective, participants will learn risk […]


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HHS Safe Importation Action Plan

HHS Press Release HHS Announces New Action Plan to Lay Foundation for Safe Importation of Certain Prescription Drugs The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced today that HHS and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are publishing a Safe Importation Action Plan – PDF* that outlines two potential pathways that would lay the […]


See how many opioid pills were sold in your town

From the Washington Post Drilling into the DEA’s pain pill database For the first time, a database maintained by the Drug Enforcement Administration that tracks the path of every single pain pill sold in the United States — by manufacturers and distributors to pharmacies in every town and city — has been made public. The […]


Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Professionals

New Free E-Learning Program on Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Professionals The U.S. Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (HHS OMH) announced a new, free and accredited e-learning program: Improving Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Professionals. The program, available via OMH’s Think Cultural Health website, is designed to develop behavioral health providers’ knowledge and skills related […]


WHO classifies gaming disorder as behavioral addiction

From NPR Is ‘Gaming Disorder’ An Illness? WHO Says Yes, Adding It To Its List Of Diseases by Anya Kamenetz They are popular. They are controversial. And now, video games have just become an internationally recognized addiction. On May 25, the World Health Organization officially voted to adopt the latest edition of its International Classification […]