Training: Behavioral Heath Provider’s Role in The Opioid Epidemic: Assessment, Referral and Brief Interventions

Training Opportunity: Behavioral Heath Provider’s Role in The Opioid Epidemic: Assessment, Referral and Brief Interventions About 2.1 million Americans had an opioid use disorder in 2016. With the number of overdose deaths rising, connecting those individuals with treatment can be a matter of life-or-death. And behavioral healthcare providers can play a key role in helping…

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“The Opioid Crisis: A Community Conversation” being held in Stafford and Spotsylvania

The Opioid Crisis: A Community Conversation While drug addiction affects people of all ages, heroin and other opioids have taken a particular toll on our community and our nation. Learn about local interventions for safety, prevention, and recovery. Central Rappahannock Regional Library is presenting this program in partnership with the Stafford, Spotsylvania, and Fredericksburg TRIAD organization and…

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The Opioid Crisis: Pain and Progress

But the numbers here in Hampton Roads are more encouraging when it comes to people dying from opioids. While Portsmouth and Suffolk had increases from 2016 to 2017, the rest of the seven cities all saw their numbers decline. They ranged from 15% in both Virginia Beach and Chesapeake to a 35% drop in Hampton.

Overall our region had 17% fewer deaths in the latest data.

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Opioid Overdose Prevention

SAMHSA releases updated Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announces the update of an important resource on opioid overdose prevention. The SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit offers information and facts from literature and links to resources to prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Because interdisciplinary collaboration is critical to…

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News Release – Walmart is first national pharmacy chain to offer free opioid disposal

https://news.walmart.com/2018/01/17/walmart-launches-groundbreaking-disposal-solution-to-aid-in-fight-against-opioid-abuse-and-misuse   Retailer first national pharmacy chain to offer free opioid disposal solution at all pharmacy locations   BENTONVILLE, Ark. – January 17, 2018 – In an effort to help curb abuse and misuse, Walmart is launching a first-of-its kind opioid disposal solution – available at no cost – in all company pharmacies.* Known as DisposeRx,…

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