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NSDUH data findings from SAMHSA
09/12/2019
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) latest data findings from the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) are now available. The NSDUH measures the use of illegal drugs, prescription drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, as well as the prevalence of mental disorders, treatment, and co-occurring substance use and mental disorders in the United States at the national, state, and substate levels. NSDUH data also help to identify the extent of substance use and mental illness among different subgroups, estimate trends over time, and determine the need for treatment services. You can also view a video presentation of the NSDUH data findings by Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, Dr. Elinore F. McCance-Katz.
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Google Maps lets you search for drug disposal sites
02/26/2019
In response to the opioid epidemic, Google Maps is adding a search feature meant to help people get rid of unwanted drugs. People can drop off a bag of unused pills at various local locations which can now be pulled up on Google Maps.
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Drug Free Texas Houston Resources
02/03/2019
Youth can use these resources to develop their skill sets and live a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. Prevention plays a role in everyone’s life, from adolescence to adulthood. A healthy lifestyle relies on making good decisions through goal setting and standing up for themselves.
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Alcohol Consumption
No Level of Alcohol Consumption Improves Health
01/22/2019
The conclusions of the study are clear and unambiguous: alcohol is a colossal global health issue and small reductions in health-related harms at low levels of alcohol intake are outweighed by the increased risk of other health-related harms, including cancer.
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Opioid Facts for Teens
01/11/2019
You have probably heard a lot about the “opioid overdose crisis” in the news lately. But what are opioids? And why are they such a problem? You might not realize this, but if you have had a sports injury, dental work, or surgery, it is possible your doctor gave you a pain reliever that was actually an opioid medication. While opioids can be very effective at treating pain, they can be very addictive and should only be used under a doctor’s careful watch
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Walgreens to Provide Free Safe Medication Disposal Option in All Drugstores in 2019
10/24/2018
Walgreens today announced it is expanding its effort to combat the opioid epidemic as it encourages Americans to clean out their medicine cabinets in advance of Drug Enforcement Administration sponsored National Prescription Take Back Day on Saturday October 27. To complement its existing safe medication disposal kiosk program, Walgreens has committed to providing a year-round safe drug disposal option in all its pharmacies at no cost to individuals. Beginning in spring 2019, all Walgreens pharmacies that do not offer a safe medication disposal kiosk will stock a take home safe medication disposal kit in the pharmacy that will be available at no cost upon patient request.
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National Prevention Week Kicks Off
05/14/2018
National Prevention Week (NPW) is a SAMHSA-sponsored annual health observance dedicated to increasing the prevention of substance use and promotion of mental health. The observance brings individuals, organizations, coalitions, states, and communities together through local events to raise awareness about the importance of preventing substance use and mental disorders.
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Take Back Day Announcement
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Event
04/11/2018
NHCSAPC offers a free event to collect unwanted prescription drugs to reduce risk for addiction
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Naloxone Available Without Prescription
04/10/2018
Families can purchase Naloxone at Walgreen’s Pharmacy under Texas law
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Benzos and the Opioid Crisis
04/04/2018
Part two of a two-part series
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Benzodiazepines: America's Lesser Known Drug Problem
04/04/2018
Part I of a two-part series on Benzodiazepines
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Training Story
10/31/2017
Our new website going live
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