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DEA Community Strategy for DC, MD, VA

From Southern Maryland News Net Launch of New DEA Community Strategy Targeting Overdose Issue Across D.C., Maryland and Virginia The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has launched a new comprehensive law enforcement and prevention initiative through the DEA Washington Division, aimed at reducing drug use, abuse, and overdose deaths. “Operation Engage” allows participating field […]


Record overdose deaths-82,230

From the Washington Post. 81,230 overdoses set record for such deaths in a 12-month period, CDC says by Linda Searing A surge in the number of U.S. residents who have died of a drug overdose — 81,230 in the 12 months ending last May — set a record for the most such deaths in a […]


National Strategy for Suicide Prevention

From HHS. The Surgeon General Releases Call to Action to Implement the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Office of the Surgeon General (OSG)—in collaboration with the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance)—released The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Implement the National […]


Opioid Affected Births Rise

From HRSA. Nationwide Study Shows Continued Rise in Opioid Affected Births A new study conducted by researchers at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) shows that the rates of pregnant women diagnosed with opioid use disorder and of babies born with withdrawal symptoms increased from 2010-2017. The study, published today in JAMA  indicates that […]


Caring for Women w/OUD Toolkit

From HRSA. Caring for Women with Opioid Use Disorder: A Toolkit for Organization Leaders and Providers


Dropping the X-Waiver for Buprenorphine

From the Psychiatric Times. The Department of Health and Human Services moves to reduce administrative procedural barriers to OUD treatment. by Leah Kuntz In an attempt to remove a potential barrier to opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a plan1 to drop the X-waiver requirement for buprenorphine prescriptions. Organizations like […]


Construction Industry Hit Hard by Opioid Epidemic

From the Wall Street Journal Opioid Use Hits Construction Industry as Overdoses Soar by Vipal Monga Mark St. Cyr, a construction superintendent in the Pittsburgh area, often sees telltale signs of opioid use among workers at sites where he works. “If I’m supervising 10 guys, two or three will be using almost every day,” said […]


Overdose deaths increase due to synthetic opioids

Official CDC Health Advisory Increase in Fatal Drug Overdoses Across the United States Driven by Synthetic Opioids Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic Distributed via the CDC Health Alert Network December 17, 2020, 8:00 AM ET CDCHAN-00438 Summary The purpose of this Health Alert Network (HAN) Advisory is to alert public health departments, healthcare professionals, […]


Online support groups – what was lost/gained

From the Washington Post What was lost when covid forced addiction support groups online — and what was gained by Allyson Chiu In the roughly eight years since she left treatment for alcohol-use disorder, Amy Durham has been to countless recovery group meetings. At first, she went every day, before gradually scaling back to two […]


Mental Health First Responders

From ABCNews How sending mental health responders instead of police could save Black lives “One-quarter of fatal police shootings involve people with mental illness.” by Dr. Divya Chhabra New York City Mayor Mayor Bill de Blasio and first lady Chirlane McCray announced a pilot project this week that experts say could save lives by using […]