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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A call for Volunteer Facilitators for two virtual Youth Community Forums this Fall 2020

The Center is looking for those interested in facilitating a small dialogue group for these two amazing events through conversation and identifying ways for youth’s voice to be heard on a variety of topics. Great for facilitators, activists, students, educators, social workers, interns and community members that support youth empowerment! We have an opportunity to amplify youth voices […]

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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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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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