A report issued by the City-County National Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic provides local government and law enforcement officials with strategies for taking action to address the opioid crisis at the community level.
Most anyone in the mental health field can anticipate the potential problem and conflict: a joyous Muslim holiday coinciding with an American tragedy that is associated with the actions of some Muslim extremists.
With funding provided by a federal program, the not-for-profit Partnership for Drug-Free Kids has produced two educational videos that translate facts about the heroin crisis into language families and communities can understand.
Tom Frieden of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Nora D. Volkow of the National Institute on Drug Abuse presented up-to-date information on opioid misuse in the context of today’s healthcare system.
As the National Council ramps up efforts to reach a goal of 1 million Americans receiving mental health first aid training, there is a growing need to increase the number of trainers offering the courses.
When the decision to prescribe opioids for chronic pain is made, the lowest possible effective dosage should be used in order to mitigate risk of dependence and overdose, according to a new CDC guideline.