The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse is pleased to announce the release of its new Guide for Policymakers: Prevention, Early Intervention and Treatment of Risky Substance Use and Addiction. This guide summarizes those policies and practices that have proven most effective at addressing risky substance use and addiction at the federal, state and local levels. The guide is of unprecedented breadth and depth; it relies on more than 20 years of work at The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, as well as the work of other leaders in the field, to evaluate the efficacy of various initiatives and present those that hold the most promise. It focuses on the three systems most affected by substance use: health, education and justice.
At the August 21, 2015 meeting, the members of the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board of Lorain County took a position regarding the legalization of recreational marijuana and medical marijuana. POSITION ON THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA
The Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services has added information about marijuana and the impact on legalization in other states, to our website. Check out "marijuana" section in our downloadable files.
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CDC Report: Narcan Kits Save Nearly 27,000 Lives
Nearly 27,000 lives have been saved as a result of Narcan kits given to friends and family to reverse opioid overdoses, found a new study published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s June 19th Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Narcan, also known as naloxone, counters the effects of prescription painkillers, heroin and other opioids.
"Overdoses are often witnessed by other drug users and family members of drug users," lead researcher Eliza Wheeler, DOPE Project Manager at the Harm Reduction Coalition in Oakland, Calif., told HealthDay News.
Ohio has indicated that Medicaid expansion will allow local communities savings of over $70 million for behavioral health, but due due to other constraints, communities with local levies will lose funding. This is a problem. Read more:
Ten years ago, lawmakers started chopping away at certain business taxes with the promise that lost revenue we depend on for parks, schools, mental health services and libraries would be replaced.
In 2013, the Coroner’s Office reported 69 drug-related deaths, 33 of which were directly tied to heroin. In 2014 the numbers dropped down to 65 drug-related deaths, with 24 being linked to the drug.