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West Virginia

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announces Operation Synthetic Opioid Surge to combat crisis

From Healthcare Finance. Operation S.O.S. was inspired by prosecution efforts in Manatee County, Florida, which realized a 77 percent drop in overdose deaths. By Susan Moore Attorney General Jeff Sessions chose Maine as one of his stops to promote the newly-announced operation Synthetic Opioid Surge or S.O.S., because the state is among 10 areas of […]


Overdose Deaths with Carfentanil and Other Fentanyl Analogs Detected — 10 States

From CDC MMWR. O’Donnell J, Gladden RM, Mattson CL, Kariisa M. Notes from the Field: Overdose Deaths with Carfentanil and Other Fentanyl Analogs Detected — 10 States, July 2016–June 2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2018;67:767–768. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6727a4. Notes from the Field: Overdose Deaths with Carfentanil and Other Fentanyl Analogs Detected — 10 States, July 2016–June 2017 Fentanyl and […]


WV to receive supplemental funding to fight opioid crisis

From SAMHSA – Press Release SAMHSA directing supplemental funding to three states hit hard by opioid crisis Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Rockville, MD – The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) on Monday announced it will award additional grant funding to three states that have been hit especially hard by the national opioid […]


Region 3 in desperate need of providers to fight #OpioidEpidemic

From the Hill. Study: Not Enough Providers to Address Opioid Epidemic in 11 states by Jessie Hellmann States in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic don’t have enough doctors to address the opioid epidemic, according to a new study released this week. Eleven states and the District of Columbia lack an adequate number of providers to prescribe […]


West Virginia County Gets Drug-Trafficking Designation

From USA News & World Report. To read the original article, click here. Federal authorities have designated West Virginia‘s Wood County as a high intensity drug trafficking area eligible for support for joint federal, state and local police enforcement efforts. Richard Baum, acting director of National Drug Control Policy, says the designation and funding should […]


Community Discussion to Address Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Use with President Obama

On October 21, 2015, the President hosted a community discussion on the prescription drug abuse and heroin epidemic in Charleston, WV. Communities in West Virginia and in states across the country have been developing and implementing responses that involve all sectors of their communities. As part of today’s event, the President announced federal, state, local and private […]


National Conference

National Conference on Tackling Tobacco Use in Vulnerable Populations October 5 – 6, 2015, Bethesda, Maryland Click here for more information. Register today! Space is limited!   KEYNOTE PRESENTER: Deputy Surgeon General Rear Admiral (RADM) Boris D. Lushniak, MD, MPH PLENARY PRESENTERS: Peter Ashley, DrPH Diane Beistle Wilson Compton, MD MPE Dwana Calhoun, MS, CHES Shelina […]


Clinical Supervision Foundations Course

Clinical Supervision Foundations Course Event Type: Educational Event What: This course consists of two interconnected components: an online course and a face‐to‐face training, and is intended for supervisors in substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and recovery settings. The course totals 30 contact hours and introduces clinical supervisors, along with persons preparing to become supervisors, to […]


Recovery Plan Development (Eastern Region)

Recovery Plan Development (Eastern Region) Event Type: Educational Event What: Participants will be able to help individuals in recovery identify and record individual goals, resources, strengths and skills, and resolve barriers to achieving goals in the eight life domains: Recovery from substance use or abuse, Living and financial independence, Employment and Education, Relationships and social […]