National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week links teens with scientists and other experts to counteract myths about drugs and alcohol. In the UP, Communities That Care (CTC) coalitions are holding events in different counties. CLICK HERE to find events in your county.
Mental Health First Aid for Fire and EMS focuses on the unique experiences and needs of firefighters and EMS personnel and is a valuable resource that can make a difference in their lives, their families’ lives and the communities in which they live. Click here to learn more.
In 2018 there were 2,011 identified opioid overdose deaths in the state of Michigan.
If you are a person who uses drugs or if you are around people who use drugs, please consider learning how to respond to an opioid overdose and carrying naloxone (intranasal brand name: Narcan). Naloxone is a medication designed to reverse an opioid overdose. Opioids slow down the activity of the central nervous system. This can cause slowed or stopped breathing which may lead to death. Naloxone displaces the opioids from the opioid receptors in the brain which allows the person who is experiencing an opioid overdose to begin breathing normally. Click here to learn more.
New R-CORP project addressing the needs of loved ones of those dealing with addiction. The vision of the FACE project is to help Upper Peninsula families facing addiction end the cycle to protect future generations. They connect families to recovery by raising awareness, reducing stigma, and providing support. Click here to learn more here
We held a giveaway for providers and first responders in the UP. Two prizes are available, and each includes a waffle knit beanie, a Yooper Strong face mask, and two LoyalTees stickers. Thank you LoyalTees for donating prizes!
Federal resources that can help rural communities become strong, healthy, prosperous, and resilient places to live and work. Find funding options, treatment and services, information on SUD and opioids, and expert help and training. Find the toolkit here.
The ballot measure makes personally possessing small amounts of drugs a civil violation, while also providing addiction services funding. This podcast by Science Friday provides a comprehensive review.
In this document from COSSAP, learn about how telehealth services are a cost-effective option for agencies that want to expand the provision of services to individuals who have not been able to access them. Whether it be to adapt to the current pandemic, engage with communities, or work with incarcerated individuals, organizations supporting drug treatment and recovery should consider how telehealth may benefit their clients and support organizational objectives.
The Rural Health Information Hub has developed a Rural Community Paramedicine Toolkit. This toolkit compiles emerging practices and resources to support rural communities seeking to build community paramedicine and mobile integrated health programs across the United States. In particular, it focuses on existing programs that have successfully provided rural community paramedicine services.
NSDUH’s latest annual report focuses on substance use and mental health in the United States based on data from 2019 and earlier. The annual report presents estimates that meet the criteria for statistical precision and facilitate examination of trends over time to study changes in society and emerging issues.
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