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Substance Use Disorder (SUD)

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Embracing Cultural Humility in Substance Use Prevention

Cultural humility is a lifelong process of learning, self-evaluation, and seeking to better serve others. Following the principles of cultural humility can help prevention professionals better overcome biases and implement culturally responsive services that improve health and wellness. This product explains the importance of cultural humility and illustrates the steps to pursuing cultural humility. It […]


Opioid-Overdose Reduction Continuum of Care Approach (ORCCA)

This guide was developed for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Technology Transfer Centers (TTC) program and other providers of technical assistance as a resource for individuals working to end the opioid crisis. These individuals include community coalition members, professional treatment providers, recovery support specialists, people with lived experience, policymakers, recovery program […]


Best Practices ~ Reentry

Best Practices for Successful Reentry From Criminal Justice Settings for People Living With Mental Health Conditions and/or Substance Use Disorders This guide examines the types of interventions that support successful reentry for adults with mental health conditions and/or substance use disorders who are leaving jail/prison.


Central East ATTC Event

Contingency Management and Stimulant Use Webinar Series Session 1: Foundations   Fostering Family Acceptance with Parents and Caregivers of LGBTQ Youth     Mobilizing Hope: Integrating SUD Services in Mobile Health Units https://attcnetwork.org/event/introduction-to-the-national-enhanced-clas-standards-understanding-disparities-and-building-health-equity-part-2-culturally-and-linguistically-appropriate-services/   The Training Point: an uncommon learning exchange for trainers HIV & Trauma Awareness for First Responders: Training for Effective Support Treating […]


CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey 2011-2021

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Data Summary & Trends Report: 2011–2021 provides the most recent surveillance data, as well as 10-year trends, on health behaviors and experiences among high school students in the United States (U.S.) related to adolescent health and well-being. These include sexual behaviors, substance use, suicidal thoughts and behaviors, experiences […]