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Brain Chip to Curb Addiction

From Addiction Center Chip Implanted in Brain May Help Curb Opioid Addiction by Krystina Murray | January 30, 2020 Making Strides to Fight Opioid Cravings with Brain Chip Technology An Independent news article tells of a man who has undergone surgery to help him with addiction. Gerod Buckhalter has faced drug overdoses and has a chip inserted in his brain. […]


Treatment Lacks for Youth After Overdose

From  NIH Director’s Blog, January 28th, 2020 After Opioid Overdose, Most Young People Aren’t Getting Addiction Treatment Drug overdoses continue to take far too many lives, driven primarily by the opioid crisis (though other drugs, such as methamphetamine and cocaine, are also major concerns). While NIH’s Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative is taking steps to […]


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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September 2019 Dialogue eNewsletter now available

The September 2019 Dialogue contains articles on: Addiction: National Recovery Month | Mental Health: Learning Collaboratives | Prevention: Prescription Opioid and Heroin Awareness | ORN: LGBT+ Long-term Recovery | Recovery Stories Additional sections include upcoming training and webinar events, behavioral health observances, new resources, and Region 3 news. The Dialogue is designed to inform behavioral and mental health professionals of […]