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Flakka Use in South Florida on the Decline
Between June 1 and December 27, 2015, there were 1,863 flakka-related hospital admissions. They peaked in July with an average 11.6 admissions daily. By December, the rate had dropped to two per day.
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Drug Ad Aired During Super Bowl Could Help Fuel Opioid Addiction Crisis: White House
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough responded to the ad by saying, “Next year, how about fewer ads that fuel opioid addiction and more on access to treatment.”
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Popularity of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems Apparent in Online Searches
Americans are increasingly conducting online searches related to electronic nicotine delivery systems, a new study finds. Most of the searches are about how and where to get vaping products, not their health effects.
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Some Health Professionals Starting to Change Prescribing Practices to Curb Abuse: Study
A new study of Indiana health professionals suggests some are beginning to change their prescribing and dispensing practices in response to prescription drug abuse in their communities, Forbes reports. Researchers found dentists are much less likely than other health professionals to be concerned about prescription drug abuse.
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Marijuana Tourism in Colorado Leads to Increase in Emergency Room Visits
The number of out-of-state tourists in Colorado who visited the emergency room with marijuana-related medical problems at the University of Colorado Hospital doubled between 2013 and 2014, researchers report in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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Grant Opportunities
Assisted Outpatient Treatment Grant Program for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness
This 4-year pilot program is intended to implement and evaluate new Assisted Outpatient Treatment programs and identify evidence-based practices in order to reduce the incidence and duration of psychiatric hospitalization, homelessness, incarcerations, and interactions with the criminal justice system while improving the health and social outcomes of individuals with a serious mental illness (SMI).
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Strategic Prevention Framework for Prescription Drugs
The purpose of this program is to reduce the number of prescription drug/opioid overdose-related deaths and adverse events among individuals 18 years of age and older by training first responders and other key community sectors on the prevention of prescription drug/opioid overdose-related deaths and implementing secondary prevention strategies, including the purchase and distribution of naloxone to first responders.
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Targeted Capacity Expansion: Medication Assisted Treatment - Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction (MAT-PDOA)
The purpose of this program is to expand/enhance access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services for persons with opioid use disorder seeking or receiving MAT. This program targets states identified with having the highest rates of primary treatment admissions for heroin and opioids per capita, and prioritizes those states with the most dramatic increases for heroin and opioids, based on SAMHSA’s Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS): 2007 - 2013.
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Charts Community Health Assessment Resource Tool Set
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CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CSAP Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
CSAT Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
CTC Communities that Care
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DCF Florida Department of Children and Families
DEA Drug Enforcement Administration (federal)
DEN Drug Epidemiology Networks
DJJ Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
DOE Florida Department of Education
DOH Florida Department of Health
FCB Florida Certification Board
FCPR Florida Center for Prevention Research (FSU)
FADAA Florida Alcohol Drug Abuse Association
FCCMH Florida Council for Community Mental Health
FDCS Florida Drug Control Strategy
FJJA Florida Juvenile Justice Association
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FNG Florida National Guard
FPS Florida Prevention System
FSU Florida State University
FYSAS Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey
KIT Knowledge-based Information Technology
MH Mental Health
NIATx Network for Improvement of Addiction Treatment
NIDA National Institute on Drug Abuse
NOM National Outcome Measures
NREPP National Registry of Effective Programs and Practices
OBHE Office of Behavioral Health Equity
PDFA Partnership for a Drug-Free America
SA Substance Abuse
SAAS State Association of Addiction Services
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SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration
SAPTBG Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant
SBIRT Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment
SDFS Safe and Drug Free Schools
SEW State Epidemiology Workgroup
SPF Strategic Prevention Framework
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