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SAMHSA’s New Vaping Guide

Reducing Vaping Among Youth and Young Adults This guide supports health care providers, systems, and communities seeking to prevent vaping. It describes relevant research findings, examines emerging and best practices, identifies knowledge gaps and implementation challenges, and offers useful resources. July 2020


Pandemic’s Death Toll

From Time The Difficulty Of Counting the COVID-19 Pandemic’s Full Death Toll by Markian Hawryluk Sara Wittner had seemingly gotten her life back under control. After a December relapse in her battle with drug addiction, the 32-year-old completed a 30-day detox program and started taking a monthly injection to block her cravings for opioids. She […]


New Deadly Synthetic Opioid

  From HealthDay ‘Iso,’ a Deadly New Synthetic Opioid, Has Hit American Streets by Dennis Thompson A new synthetic opioid as powerful as fentanyl is causing overdose deaths at an ever-increasing rate, experts warn. What’s worse, the designer drug is legal in most places in the United States. Isotonitazene — commonly referred to as “iso” […]


Treatment Centers Risk Closing

From NPR A New Addiction Crisis: Treatment Centers Face Financial Collapse by Yuki Noguchi Fewer patients in recent months have been showing up for drug and alcohol treatment at REACH Health Services in Baltimore. But Dr. Yngvild Olsen, the medical director there, suspects it’s not for good reasons: Some have likely relapsed or delayed drug and […]


Black Youth & Suicide

Growing Crisis: Suicide Death Rate, Attempts and Injuries among Black Youth Produced by the Central East Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) An infographic that illustrates suicide in African American youth. Sections include: Recent Findings, The Challenge What do we know? (key risk factors) What can we do? Download the infographic.


Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Resource Guide Produced by the Central East Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) This guide is intended to support suicide prevention stakeholders and other interested individuals by providing a comprehensive list of suicide prevention resources, as of April 2020. These suicide prevention hotlines and other resources contained in this document are located within the […]


MD Overdose Deaths Rise

From the Washington Post. Overdose deaths in Maryland climb amid pandemic, prompting new approach by Erin Cox After a year of declines, overdose deaths in Maryland climbed by 2.6 percent during the first three months of 2020 compared with the same period last year, preliminary data released this week shows. The reversal troubles public health officials, who suspect […]


Designer Opioid Not Yet Illegal

From USA Today New designer opioid linked to overdose deaths in Ohio, Illinois and Indiana by Terry DeMio A new synthetic opiate may be contributing to the addiction crisis, showing signs of penetrating new markets, according to those who have followed it. Isotonitazene has been detected in the blood of people who died of overdoses in Illinois and Indiana, […]


Don’t Forget About Us

Published by Medium on May 10, 2020 by Ryan Hampton. Original article can be found here. Don’t Forget About Us: People Still Need Addiction Care If we look up from what’s right in front of us — a global pandemic — we’ll remember that we’ve been battling a public health crisis for more than a decade. […]