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New Peer Support Tools
SAMHSA has produced new briefs that describe how peer supports advance recovery and add value to behavioral health systems.
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Hospital Stays for Hepatitis C Increase Most Among Baby Boomers
Hospital stays involving hepatitis C increased 67 percent among “Baby Boomer” patients between 2005 and 2014, more than any other age group, according to a new AHRQ statistical brief.
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Statewide Drug Policy Advisory Council 2017 Annual Report
DOH's Drug Policy Advisory Council publishes their 2017 Annual Report that includes recommendations, summarizes last year's accomplishments, and connects the latest statistics to policy.
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New Report: Pain in the Nation: The Drug, Alcohol and Suicide Epidemics and the Need for a National Resilience Strategy,
Released by the Trust for America’s Health and Well Being Trust, the study highlights solutions, calls for national resilience strategy.
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Medical Examiners Commission releases Drugs in Deceased Persons report (11/15/17)
The Florida Medical Examiners Commission released its 2016 annual report, Drugs Identified in Deceased Persons by Florida Medical Examiners. The report, covering Jan. through Dec. 2016, shows drugs either caused or were present in 11,910 deaths across Florida. Data is collected on 46 drugs including opioids, benzodiazepines, and cocaine.
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Resource Links

Florida

CE Broker, The State of Florida’s Continuing Education Database

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling

Florida Board of Nursing

Florida Certification Board

The Florida Department of Children and Families

The Florida Department of Children and Families Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (Video - 10/2016)

Florida Department of Health

Florida Department of Health Drug Policy Advisory Committee

Florida Medicaid Drug Therapy Management Program for Behavioral Health

Medical Examiners Commission, Florida Department of Law Enforcement

MyFlorida.com – the Official Portal of the State of Florida

Pain Assessment and Management Initiative (UF College of Medicine)

Self-Assessment/Planning Tool Recovery (USF/Florida Agency for Health Care Administration)

National Organizations

Addiction Technology Transfer Center Tools for Treatment: Family-Centered Behavioral Health Support for Pregnant and Postpartum Women

American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine Self-Study Series

Federal Health Information Centers and Clearinghouses

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety : Drunk Driving Information

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

National Association for Drug Court Professionals

National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors

National Addiction Technology Transfer Center

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Electronic Catalog and On-line Library

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD)

National Council for Behavioral Health

National Criminal Justice Reference System (NCJRS)

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

NIATx

Prevention Institute

RAND Drug Policy Research Center

Trust for America’s Health

Regulatory

Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records (Title 42 Public Health, Part 2 – see 42 CFR Section 2.1 in Volume I)

Florida Statutes

Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders (Title 42 Public Health, Part 8, Code of Federal Regulations)

Mental Health, Chapter 394, Florida Statutes

Chapter 64B8-9.013 Standards for the Use of Controlled Substances for the Treatment of Pain, Florida Administrative Code

Chapter 65D, Substance Abuse Programs, Florida Administrative Code

Substance Abuse Services, Chapter 397, Florida Statutes

U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

Research

Center for Alcohol & Addiction Studies: Brown University

Back to our Roots – Community Determinants and Pillars of Wellbeing Advance Resilience (PI, 11/17)

Center for Education and Drug Abuse Research (CEDAR)

Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services (CHIPTS)

Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addiction - University of New Mexico

National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA)

Pain in the Nation: The Drug, Alcohol and Suicide Epidemics and the Need for a National Resilience Strategy (TFAH, 11/17)

U.S. Government

Blue Campaign: Human Trafficking and the Hospitality Industry (U.S. Department of Homeland Security)

Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (SAMHSA BRSS TACS)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Opioid Overdose

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Plan

HHS Healthfinder

HHS National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare

HHS The Office of Minority Health

National Center for Health Statistics Vital Statistics Rapid Release

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

National Library of Medicine

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)

President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis (11/2017)

Safe & Drug-Free Schools Program (SDFS)

SAMHSA Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center

SAMHSA HIV, AIDS, and Viral Hepatitis

SAMHSA Knowledge Network: Library of Behavioral Health Training and Workforce Development

SAMHSA Mental Disorders

SAMHSA National Registry of Effective Programs and Practices

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet