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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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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