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This Naloxone Saves infographic can be used for training for recognizing an opioid overdose and adminstering naloxone.
The Legal Action Center: The Opioid Epidemic Abatement Report Fact Sheet provides key takeaways on the opioid epidemic beginning with the launch of faster and longer acting opioid analgesics, as well as the policies which were implemented to curb the misuse of these prescription medications. Some of these policies are believed to have exacerbated the drug misuse problem and have profoundly affected families, including pregnant women, and the children. Recommendations, case studies, models and research findings, as well as implementation considerations are provided in this report.
This toolkit was developed by the Adolescent Trauma and Substance Abuse Committee of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network to raise awareness about the needs of youth with traumatic stress and substance abuse problems and to promote evidence-based practices in clinical settings. It is meant to serve as a training guide for providers working with this population. The project was funded by SAMHSA.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Adolescent Trauma and Substance Abuse Online provides training materials for mental health clinicians and substance abuse treatment professionals on co-occurring disorders.
"Stigma & Empathy: Exploring Our Response to Substance Use Disorder" training video for professionals and laypersons demonstrates how stigma affects people with substance use disorders. This engaging and well-illustrated 14:19 minute YouTube video also highlights how stigma affects children and families of those with SUD. Ways to replace stigma with empathy are shared as a way to help people access resources to heal and achieve wellness. The video and companion guide explain the serious consequences of stigma on communities.
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors health behaviors, conditions, and experiences among high school students throughout the United States. The system includes a national Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), conducted by CDC, and separate state, local school district, territorial, and tribal school–based YRBSs, referred to as site-level surveys. YRBSS monitors priority health risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of mortality, morbidity, and social problems among youths and adults. This resource includes data collected in 2019.