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Census of Opioid Treatment Programs

From the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) Technical Brief: Census of Opioid Treatment Programs The American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) in partnership with the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD), developed a census survey of all patients enrolled in treatment as of January […]


New Funding to Tackle Mental Health Crisis

From SAMHSA Biden-Harris Administration Announces Millions of Dollars in New Funds for States to Tackle Mental Health Crisis Tuesday, October 18, 2022 In addition to nearly $300 million awarded in September for new and existing Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics, $15 million in new grants will be awarded early next year thanks to the Bipartisan […]


MHAs Mental Health Toolkit

September 2022 Workplace Mental Health Toolkit [from MHA’s website]  According to MHA’s Mind the Workplace 2022 report, 78% of workers agree that workplace stress affects their mental health, and 7 in 10 workers find it difficult to concentrate at work. This stress can negatively impact workers’ well-being, productivity, job satisfaction, and retention. With Walgreens’ support, […]


Adapting EBPs for Under-resourced Populations

From SAMHSA SAMHSA released the guide Adapting Evidence-based Practices for Under-resourced Populations in September 2022. This guide focuses on research supporting adaptations of evidence-based practices (EBPs) for under-resourced populations. Adaptations involve tailoring care, programs, and services to the cultural, social, gender, and demographic contexts of the people served to yield positive outcomes.


FDA Overdose Prevention Framework

The FDA Overdose Prevention Framework consists of four overarching priorities that align with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Overdose Prevention Strategy to address the public health emergency as it continues to evolve. The overdose crisis is an evolving public health crisis; as such, FDA continues to evaluate our approach and make adjustments according to the latest […]


Burnout in the BH Workforce

From SAMHSA Addressing Burnout in the Behavioral Health Workforce through Organizational Strategies September 2022 Burnout is a complex issue resulting from chronic workplace stress that encompasses exhaustion, depersonalization, and reduced personal accomplishment. This guide will highlight organization-level interventions to prevent and reduce burnout among behavioral health workers.


Improving Tobacco-Related Health Disparities

A CDC feature article Health equity is the fair and just opportunity for all people to be as healthy as possible, and that includes the opportunity to be free from commercial* tobacco. Yet, some people don’t have this opportunity because of factors like their race or ethnicity, where they live, or what kind of job they […]


Rainbow “candy” fentanyl

From WTRF, 08/24/2022 | View original article West Virginia officials warn about “rainbow fentanyl”; It looks like candy MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WBOY) — Candy-colored “rainbow fentanyl” has made its way to West Virginia, the United States Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia and Mon Metro Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force announced during a press […]


Meth Use Contributes to National Overdose Epidemic

From Oicanadian, August 22, 2022 | View original article Study Finds Methamphetamine Use Common, Contributing to National Overdose Epidemic in Rural America by Tammy Sewell Methamphetamine remains a stubbornly prevalent illicit substance across large swaths of rural America, according to a new study by researchers from Oregon Health & Science University and other institutions. The […]


Marijuana & hallucinogen reach all time-high

From NIDA, August 22, 2022 | View original article. Marijuana and hallucinogen use among young adults reached all time-high in 2021 NIH-supported study also found past-month vaping levels rebound after early pandemic drop Marijuana and hallucinogen use in the past year reported by young adults 19 to 30 years old increased significantly in 2021 compared […]