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Alcohol-related Deaths Increasing in the United States

From NIH, Friday, January 10, 2020 An analysis of U.S. death certificate data by researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, found that nearly 1 million people died from alcohol-related causes between 1999 and 2017. The number of death certificates mentioning alcohol more than […]


Vaping: Know the Facts

Addiction Policy Forum recently launched a new awareness campaign and toolkit for parents, teachers, school administrators, and teens. The free, interactive toolkit includes: *new* animated video, fact sheet, classroom activity, education-based detention intervention, online courses, and much more… As the real risks of “vaping” remain largely misunderstood by adults and teens alike, Vaping: Know the Facts boils […]


SAMHSA TIP 35: Motivation in SUD Tx

TIP 35: Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Use Disorder Treatment This updated TIP includes the latest evidence on motivation-enhancing approaches and strategies. It describes how SUD treatment providers can use these approaches and strategies to increase participation and retention in SUD treatment. Download the pdf.


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 […]


E-Cigarette and Vaping Updates

As of October 15, 2019, 1,479 lung injury cases associated with the use of e-cigarette or vaping products have been reported to CDC. Thirty-three deaths have been confirmed in 24 states (as reported on CDC.gov). It is important the prevention community know the risks and the latest advisory from the CDC. Resources below include a Health Advisory from […]


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 […]


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 […]


New Hope for Treatment-Resistant Depression

From NIMH New Hope for Treatment-Resistant Depression: Guessing Right on Ketamine By Joshua Gordon on August 13, 2019 ’ve written in the past about depression – about the devastation depression can cause. It can sap your energy and motivation, disrupt your sleep, appetite, and libido, cause confusion and irritability, and leave you feeling hopeless and worthless. Depression strikes the young, […]


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 […]