September is National Suicide Prevention Month!

The National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (The National CLAS Standards) is used by providers to improve health care quality and advance health equity by establishing a framework for organizations to serve the nation’s increasingly diverse communities. September is National Suicide Prevention Month (#SMP20) and National Suicide Prevention […]

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New research: Gender Differences in Binge Drinking

Although media accounts tend to oversimplify studies of binge drinking among women, there is little doubt that women are increasingly as likely as men to engage in this dangerous drinking pattern. In this article, the authors describe the prevalence and predictors of binge drinking among women—and the unique risks it may pose for women’s health […]

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SAMHSA’s Coronavirus resources

Resources In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, SAMHSA is offering several resources for mental and substance use disorder treatment providers and others. In addition, given the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, SAMHSA is providing regular updates via a new consolidated COVID-19 page. This page can be found at samhsa.gov/coronavirus. Please check for new updates. COVID-19 Guidance […]

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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 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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2019 End of Year Evaluation Report: Community Perceptions of Substance Use and Outcomes of Workshops and Educational Activities

Using data collected by Service providers and community coalitions throughout Southern Arizona that addressed substance use and misuse among youth and older adults, the report details substance misuse trends, effectiveness of workshops, and outcomes of evidence-based programs. Each provider, in consultation with Arizona Complete Health and Evaluation Research and Development (ERAD), developed a logic model […]

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