Now Available: CDC Vital Signs Report on HIV and Injection Drug Use

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just announced the release of Vital Signs: Trends in HIV Diagnoses, Risk...

Nov 29, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

  • Now Available: Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol,...

    On November 17, 2016, the Office of the Surgeon General released Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol,...

    Nov 16, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

  • October is National Youth Substance Use And Substance Use Disorder Prevention Month

    On October 3, 2016, President Obama declared October 2016 as National Youth Substance Use And Substance Use Disorder Prevention Month....

    Oct 04, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

  • Opioid Epidemic in Rural America

    The prevalence of substance abuse disorders in the U.S. has increased dramatically in the past 15 years with catastrophic...

    Sep 13, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

  • Webinar Series: Mental Health & HIV in the Rural South

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is hosting a two-part webinar series to outline disparities in...

    Aug 12, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

  • HHS Releases Implementation Guidance to Support Syringe Services Programs

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued guidance regarding the use of Federal funds to implement or expand...

    Mar 29, 2016 | Alyssa Kitlas

  • Now Available: CDC Vital Signs Report on HIV and Injection Drug Use

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just announced the release of Vital Signs: Trends in HIV Diagnoses, Risk Behaviors, and Prevention Among Persons Who Inject Drugs, a new report on HIV, injection drug use, and the role of syringe services programs (SSPs) in prevention. Persons who inject drugs (PWID) are at high risk for HIV […]

    Nov 29, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

    Now Available: Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs & Health

    On November 17, 2016, the Office of the Surgeon General released Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs & Health. This historic, first-ever report was unveiled at Facing Addiction in America: A National Summit. During the Summit, which is available for viewing, some of the nation’s leading experts discussed the report, which features seven chapters:...

    Nov 16, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

    October is National Youth Substance Use And Substance Use Disorder Prevention Month

    On October 3, 2016, President Obama declared October 2016 as National Youth Substance Use And Substance Use Disorder Prevention Month. In the proclamation, President Obama encourages people to “engage in appropriate programs and activities to promote comprehensive prevention efforts to reduce youth substance use and substance use disorders within their communities.” Stay tuned...

    Oct 04, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

    Opioid Epidemic in Rural America

    The prevalence of substance abuse disorders in the U.S. has increased dramatically in the past 15 years with catastrophic consequences, especially in rural regions. Deaths and injuries from illegal opioid and heroin use are more prevalent in rural states, and death from opioid overdose is 45 percent higher in rural regions than urban areas. National […]

    Sep 13, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

    Webinar Series: Mental Health & HIV in the Rural South

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is hosting a two-part webinar series to outline disparities in need and access to mental health services experienced by individuals living with HIV/AIDS in the rural United States, and highlight resources for optimizing access to care and treatment that is inclusive of mental health. Innovative ways of reaching […]

    Aug 12, 2016 | Kim Rodgers

    HHS Releases Implementation Guidance to Support Syringe Services Programs

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued guidance regarding the use of Federal funds to implement or expand syringe services programs (SSPs) for people who inject drugs. The guidance was designed for programs directly funded by HHS interested in implementing or expanding SSPs. SSPs include the provision of sterile needles, syringes, […]

    Mar 29, 2016 | Alyssa Kitlas

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