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FL Senate budget chief Latvala wants more opioid money before session
Florida’s Senate budget chief said Tuesday that he wants to fix a shortfall lawmakers left during the last legislative session in programs for drug abuse and mental health care.
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How U.S. states have used emergency declarations to fight the opioid epidemic
An appropriate use or diverting resources?
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Dramatic Increases in Alcohol Use, Abuse Reported in U.S. Adults
Women, the elderly and minorities saw biggest spikes
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Investors Are Hooked on This Drugmaker Battling Opioid Abuse
As opioid addiction reaches epidemic proportions in American communities, investors are getting hooked on a U.K. company trying to wean them off.
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A doctor was murdered over opioids. His city is left with no easy answers.
Dr. Todd Graham wasn’t yet halfway through his workday at South Bend Orthopaedics when a new patient came into his office here complaining of chronic pain.
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Opioid death rates may be higher than officals thought
A new study out this morning suggests that opioid-related deaths have been underreported, in part because up to a quarter of death certificates don’t document the drug responsible for an individual’s death.
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Grant Opportunities
Improving Access to Overdose Treatment
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 Improving Access to Overdose Treatment (Short Title: OD Treatment Access). SAMHSA will award OD Treatment Access funds to a Federally Qualified Health Center , Opioid Treatment Program, or practitioner who has a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine to expand access to Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drugs or devices for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose.
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Targeted Capacity Expansion: Medication Assisted Treatment - Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 Targeted Capacity Expansion: Medication Assisted Treatment - Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction (MAT-PDOA) grants. The purpose of this program is to expand/enhance access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services for persons with an opioid use disorder seeking or receiving MAT. 
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Avenir Award Program for Research on Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS
Avenir Award Program for Research on Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS will support research approaches, both basic and clinical, which have the potential to benefit substance using populations with or at risk for HIV/AIDS by reducing HIV incidence, improving therapies for HIV, reducing the impact of comorbid conditions, and ultimately, eradicating HIV.  
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Featured Items

Global Tuberculosis Report: 2016

Cover of Early Childhood Guide The main aim of the report is to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic, and of progress in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease at global, regional and country levels.
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Women of Childbearing Age and Opioids

Cover of Early Childhood Guide The past decade has seen a rise in the proportion of infants who have been exposed to opioid drugs, such as heroin or prescription pain relievers (e.g., oxycodone, hydrocodone), at birth.
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National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan 2017-2020

African American woman lighting a cigarette Each year, approximately 47,000 African Americans die from smoking-related disease with African Americans more likely to die from them than whites.
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Focus on Prevention: Strategies and Programs to Prevent Substance Abuse - Revised

African American woman lighting a cigarette This manual helps communities plan and deliver substance use prevention strategies.
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New Technology Enlisted in Battle Against Hepatitis B

Petrie Dish A method for "silencing" RNA that emerged from a University of Wisconsin-Madison spinoff company is in clinical trials in Europe, Asia and the United States against hepatitis B.
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Helping Young Children Who Have Experience Trauma: Policies and Strategies for Early Care and Education

Petrie Dish Almost half of children in the United States—approximately 35 million—have experienced one or more types of trauma, and young children are at especially high risk compared to older children.
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Reports & Toolkits

Prevention Collaboration Success Stories

PATTERNS AND TRENDS OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Within and Across the Regions of Florida
December, 2016


This drug-by-drug review of trends, progress, and challenges addresses the astonishing proliferation of substance abuse among Florida youth and adults.

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Behavioral Health Barometer, Volume 4



This report presents national data about the prevalence of behavioral health conditions. This data includes the rate of serious mental illness, suicidal thoughts, substance use, and underage drinking.

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Sign to Rehabilitation Linking Older Adults With Medication, Alcohol, and Mental Health Resources

This toolkit helps service providers for the aging learn more about mental illness and substance use disorders in older adults.

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