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Many recognize that the opioid crisis was at least partially caused by overprescribing, rural EMS providers also recognize the critical role of social determinants of health in perpetuating opioid-related harm.
Do you care for a young person who has been affected by someone's alcohol, opioid, or other substance use? A referral flyer developed by the San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Awareness (SCADA) Project Strong Life (PSL) program.
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.
Head Start programs serve over one million children and families each year in all 50 states, yet millions of others are left out due to limited funding. Over 14 states are investing Head Start funding to improve outcomes for at-risk children and families. This report features several states, including Minnesota, Maryland, Oregon, Massachusetts, and Missouri and their steps to invest Head Start funding to improve equity and opportunity for at-risk children and families.
The Rural Community Toolbox is a website containing helpful resources to address substance use disorder (SUD) and the opioid crisis. The site has content related to funding, technical assistance and tools needed to build healthy drug free rural communities. The intent of the site is to help build strong, resilient and healthy rural communities.
This article characterizes the opioid epidemic is a crisis of disrupted parental attachment. Children who have parents with substance use disorders need healthy attachment bonds with their primary adult caregiver in order to grow, develop, and thrive. Foster care is a crucial therapeutic intervention that can address this need while helping to ensure the child’s safety and wellbeing but is not the only way. Family First embraces the core principle of avoiding unnecessary foster care by addressing the needs of families in crisis.
In 2014, the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW)i launched the Substance Exposed Infants (SEI)- In-Depth Technical Assistance (IDTA) program to advance the capacity of states, tribes and their community partner agencies to improve the safety, health, permanency and well-being of infants with prenatal substance exposure and the recovery of pregnant and parenting women and their families. Minnesota’s Department of Human Services (DHS) was selected to participate in the first round of SEI-IDTA along with five other states: Connecticut, Kentucky, New Jersey, Virginia, and West Virginia. This report discussed progress and findings of this program.
The SAMHSA Strategic Plan FY2019-FY2023 outlines five priority areas with goals and measurable objectives that provide a roadmap to carry out the vision and mission of SAMHSA related to behavioral health.
Research has demon¬strated a strong relationship between childhood exposure to traumatic events and a variety of substance use-related behaviors. Throughout a person’s lifetime, childhood trauma exposure can be a significant factor in addiction and mental health problems, and approaches to prevention, intervention, and recovery efforts. This resource outlines the consequences of opioid misuse related to trauma and includes policy implications and recommendations as well as additional resources.
Not much is known about the prevalence of opioid use disorder (OUD) among parents living with children and their receipt of treatment, which could reduce the harmful effects. Researchers conducted a cross sectional national survey to estimate the prevalence and treatment of OUD and other substance use disorders among parents living with children. This article presents the results of this survey.