Study examines opioid involvement in US drug overdoses

Fatal overdoses involving stimulants (cocaine and other psychostimulants, primarily methamphetamine) have been increasing over the past few years. A recent analysis published in Addiction found that in 2016, 27% of overdose visits to U.S. emergency departments involving cocaine and 14% involving psychostimulants also involved an opioid. Also, in 2017, almost 75% of overdose deaths involving cocaine and […]

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Read updates from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Suicide Has Been Deadlier Than Combat for the Military The New York Times Efforts are underway to understand and address suicide among military service members and veterans. Experts agree that rising suicide rates in this population require multiple prevention strategies, including reducing access to firearms and providing culturally competent health care. Many also say the […]

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Read NIDA’s Helpful Factsheet on Electronic Cigarettes

What are electronic cigarettes? Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, e-vaporizers, or electronic nicotine delivery systems, are battery-operated devices that people use to inhale an aerosol, which typically contains nicotine (though not always), flavorings, and other chemicals. They can resemble traditional tobacco cigarettes (cig-a-likes), cigars, or pipes, or even everyday items like pens or USB memory sticks. […]

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News from Suicide Prevention Resource Center: Prevention in Practice: Upstream Suicide Prevention in Connecticut Elementary Schools

Prevention in Practice: Upstream Suicide Prevention in Connecticut Elementary Schools SPRC is pleased to announce the release of Prevention in Practice: Upstream Suicide Prevention in Connecticut Elementary Schools. In this five-minute audio story, Heather Spada from United Way of Connecticut describes her state’s effort to create and implement an upstream suicide prevention curriculum in elementary schools. Featuring […]

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Read the latest Weekly Spark newsletter by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)

Director’s Corner Building a Lasting Foundation for Suicide Prevention Elly Stout, MS; Julie Ebin, EdM This Suicide Prevention Month, we are reaching out to those who are struggling and remembering those we’ve lost. It is also a time for us to collectively recommit to preventing suicide over the long term. While September’s efforts are important, […]

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Join the Be Awesome Youth Coalition for Talk-O-Tuesday

Participate in a timely talk entitled, “The Truth about Teen Vaping.” Come enjoy a free taco dinner, entertainment for the kids, and learn about the harmful effects of teen vaping. The event takes place on: Tuesday September 17 from 6-8pm Ulstar Multitainment Center 16000 N Maricopa Rd, Maricopa, AZ 85139 For more information: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Be-Awesome-Youth-Coalition-851156641623055/ […]

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