Join the National American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) for a free webinar: “Substance Abuse Prevention in AI/AN Communities: Challenges and Opportunities for Intervention.” The webinar will be held Wednesday, January 30, 10-11 a.m. PT.
SAMHSA just announced the STOP ACT Grant (SP-19003) to prevent and reduce alcohol use among youth and young adults. SAMHSA will award up to 20 grants of up to $50,000 per year, for up to 4 years, to current or former Drug-Free Communities Support Program recipients. Due March 22, 2019.
The Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) next take back day will be held on Saturday, October 27, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The DEA’s take back website includes informational resources about prescription drug take back, as well as posters, PSAs, and other materials to promote the national event.
Several new mental health contact lists and tools have been added to the Interagency Prevention Advisory Council (IPAC) Strategic Partnering Opportunities Resources page on the CPI website. These resources also include a mental health guide written specifically for faith leaders.
The President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, established in March 2017, released its final report on November 1, 2017. The report outlines a series of recommendations to the federal government for opioid prevention, treatment, overdose reversal, recovery, and research and development.
Research presented this month at the American Public Health Association’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo examined the effect of marijuana use and dependence on life achievement in young adults. The study found that young adults dependent on marijuana and alcohol were less likely to achieve adult life goals, defined by the study as educational achievement, full-time employment, marriage, and social economic potential.
DHCS released several resources to facilitate the field’s transition from CalOMS to PPSDS (Primary Prevention SUD Data Service). These new supports include an Annual Progress Report Template, Frequently Asked Questions about PPSDS, and information about the PPSDS Onsite Trainings held throughout the month.
We are pleased to share the training materials from the 2017 CPI Regional Trainings, held in Long Beach and Sacramento this summer. Hundreds of SUD professionals and community agency representatives attend the no-cost Regional Trainings each year to focus on core prevention topics.
The CDPH launched Let’s Talk Cannabis to raise public awareness about cannabis laws and safe use with evidence-based, easy-to-understand information. It includes FAQs and factsheets specifically for pregnant and breastfeeding women, parents and mentors, and youth, as well as a Spanish-language section.
DHCS has released two new resources to support the counties’ transition from the CalOMS Pv data collection service to the new PPSDS (Primary Prevention SUD Data Service) data collection service.