SAHMSA: Topics in the News

Natural Disaster Response In response to Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and the wildfires along the west coast, SAMHSA’s SMVF TA Center has collated the following disaster resources to assist affected individuals and responders: VA’s Disaster Preparedness Toolkit: The Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released a new […]

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Take a Stand Against Older Adult Falls

Today is officially the first day of fall! CDC, in conjunction with the National Council on Aging (NCOA), also celebrates the 10th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day (#FPAD2017). Each year, more than one in four older adults aged 65 and older will fall. Among older Americans, falls are the number one cause of injuries and […]

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Opioid emergency response data released

First look at statewide opioid data in real time PHOENIX – New data collected in the Arizona opioid epidemic emergency response show opioid related events over the course of seven days. Last week, health care professionals, medical examiners, and emergency responders reported 191 suspected opioid overdoses in Arizona with 15 of those turning fatal. “This […]

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NIH Monitoring the Future survey shows use of most illicit substances down, but past year marijuana use relatively stable

The 2016 Monitoring the Future (MTF) annual survey results released today from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reflect changing teen behaviors and choices in a social media-infused world. The results show a continued long-term decline in the use of many illicit substances, including marijuana, as well as alcohol, tobacco, and misuse of some prescription […]

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Learn about Dispose A Med in Pima County

Dispose A Med is comprised of concerned citizens like yourself focused on minimizing the abuse of prescription medications amongst teens and preventing accidental drug poisonings of children and the elderly. By providing a safe and effective method of drug disposal, the Dispose A Med program minimizes the introduction of pollutants into our environment and helps insure […]

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