Pima County Youth Vaping Partner Event

Please join us on Friday, March 27th from 12:00pm-3:00pm at the Community Foundation Campus (5049 E Broadway, Tucson) to learn the latest information about youth vaping in Pima County, what the Pima County Public Schools Task Force Group and Pima County Health Department are doing to address it, and how you can get involved. This is a great opportunity to: […]

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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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