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Celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month with a Focus on Substance Use Prevention

Happy Pride Month! This month, we celebrate the diversity and resilience of the LGBTQ community, honoring the Stonewall Riots of 1969 and highlighting progress in LGBTQ rights. Substance use prevention is an important topic to discuss during this time due to disproportionate rates of substance use disorder among LGBTQ individuals, often linked to discrimination and mental health […]


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The latest Danya Direct Training Bulletin: May 30, 2024


More than 321,000 U.S. children lost a parent to drug overdose from 2011 to 2021

Earlier this month, SAMHSA released a press announcement revealing that based on a study published by JAMA Psychiatry, from 2011 to 2021, an estimated 321,566 children in the United States lost a parent to drug overdose, with rates more than doubling during this period. The study, led by researchers at NIH, SAMHSA, and CDC, highlights the disproportionate impact […]


Syndemics and the Syndemic Framework to Substance Misuse Prevention

A “syndemic” refers to two or more co-occurring epidemics that have shared causes and compounding negative effects. Addressing syndemics can help advance health equity and reduce the scope and impact of negative health conditions. This product explains what syndemics are, provides examples of syndemics that involve substance use, introduces the syndemic framework to prevention, and provides tips […]


Agencies Join Together to Release New Resource to Connect People Returning to the Community to Health Care Services

The Office of Justice Programs and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health have collaborated to create a new resource, “Returning to the Community: Health Care After Incarceration.” This guide aims to support individuals transitioning from incarceration to the community by providing information on accessing health coverage and services. It addresses […]


The 2024 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (National Strategy) and Federal Action Plan

The Biden-Harris Administration, through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the 2024 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (National Strategy) and accompanying Federal Action Plan. SAMHSA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in partnership with the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance), led the development of these […]


Substance Use Prevention Services for Older Adults

More than 13.6 million adults over the age of 50 met the criteria for a substance use disorder in 2022. Yet substance use among this population remains underrecognized and has historically not been a priority population for many prevention professionals. This product explains the scope and causes of substance use among older adults, including the […]


A Community Approach to Xylazine and Other Novel Psychoactive Substances: An ORN Regional Summit

A Community Approach to Xylazine and Other Novel Psychoactive Substances: An ORN Regional Summit was held on March 1, 2024, in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Opioid Response Network (ORN) hosted a pivotal community event aimed at tackling the rising issue of xylazine and other novel psychoactive substances. The ORN collaborated with several esteemed partners including the West […]


Alcohol Awareness Month

As April unfolds, we find ourselves at the crossroads of education and action, as we bring our attention to a critical matter that demands our collective efforts – underage alcohol use. The prevalence of underage alcohol use demands our attention and calls for a community-wide response. This isn’t just a challenge; it’s an opportunity for […]


Celebrate Women’s Recovery and End Addiction Stigma – March 2024 CEATTC Article

At The Danya Institute, we believe that language matters, that the use of affirming language inspires hope, and that words have power. Thus, we value person-first language across all of the Technology Transfer Centers. Addiction, along with mental health challenges, have long been some of the most stigmatized conditions. Countless research studies show that when […]