Join the Webinar, “Understanding and Responding to the Condition of Poverty”

Presenter Marcella Wilson, Phd, brings a new paradigm of understanding and response, treating poverty as an environmentally based condition and not a character flaw. In her book, “Diagnosis Poverty”, she describes Transition To Success (TTS), which was recognized as a Clinton Global Initiative. Transition to Success (TTS) promotes the first evidence based standards of care and analytics to directly […]

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Register Now for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) in March

Mark your calendars for a week of SHATTERING THE MYTHS® about drugs, alcohol, and addiction from Monday, March 30, to Sunday, April 5, 2020. NDAFW is a national health observance linking teens to science-based facts about drugs and alcohol. Join National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in celebrating the 10th anniversary of NDAFW. NIDA research shows that people are more likely to try […]

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PCOA Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Training

On Thursday, March 5th from 2:30-4:30pm, Pima Council on Aging and the BeMedSmart subcommittee will host Sonoran Prevention Works’ Christopher Thomas to give education and supplies for preventing fatal opioid overdoses. He will be bringing FREE naloxone kits and provide information about this and another life-saving medication, Narcan. This event is aimed toward healthcare professionals, counselors […]

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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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