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Opioid Update Repository

  1. Addiction and Opioid Praxis in Practice

    April 6, 2018

    PreventionCommunity Engagement: We take a multifaceted and proactive approach to engaging the residents and visitors of our community to communicate risk and protective factors, and to inspire healthy behaviors. We meet people where the live, work and recreate in order to ensure equal access to our knowledge and resources.Community Partnerships: Allow us to share unique […]

  2. A deadly crisis: mapping the spread of America’s drug overdose epidemic

    March 15, 2018

    By: Nadja PopovichAmerica is in the midst of an unprecedented drug overdose epidemic. Nationally, overdose deaths have more than doubled over the past decade and a half, driven largely by opioids – initially prescription painkillers, but increasingly heroin. Today, more Americans die from drug overdoses than car crashes or gun fatalities. In all, drug overdoses […]

  3. Illinois has a painkiller problem. Here’s a look at the numbers.

    March 9, 2018

    By: Cassie Walker Burke and Kristen ShorschWhile the number of legal opioid prescriptions has fallen since 2013, Illinois officials are trying to combat a steep rise in deaths from synthetic painkillers, such as fentanyl, that are often obtained illegally.Read more…

  4. Is Forcing Opioid Abusers Into Treatment the Best Medicine?

    March 7, 2018

    By: Christine Vestal, StatelineIn an opioid epidemic that is killing more than a hundred Americans every day, many families of overdose victims feel helpless when it comes to convincing their loved ones to seek treatment.Police and other first responders — who often rescue the same people again and again — are similarly frustrated about their […]

  5. Substance Use, the Opioid Epidemic, and the Child Welfare System: Key Findings from a Mixed Methods Study

    By Laura Radel, Melinda Baldwin, Ph.D., Gilbert Crouse, Ph.D., Robin Ghertner and Annette Waters, Ph.D.After more than a decade of sustained declines in the national foster care caseload, the number of children entering foster care began to rise in 2012. Between 2012 and 2016, the number of children in foster care nationally rose by 10 […]

  6. Opioids no better than common painkillers for treating chronic pain, study finds

    By: Robert LangrethDoctors and patients have long assumed that opioids are uniquely powerful medicines for chronic pain, despite their risks. But it turns out that this reputation may be a myth.A government-funded study published Tuesday is among the first long-term studies to compare opioids like oxycodone and morphine to common painkillers such as acetaminophen in […]

  7. Opioid Overdoses Treated in Emergency Departments

    March 6, 2018

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  8. Prescription Drug Guard and Discard Materials

    February 22, 2018

    Find prescription drug Guard and Discard materials here.

  9. Illinois Co-Occurring Center for Excellence Just Say Know Training Series

    The Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (DASA) has funded the Illinois Co-Occurring Center for Excellence to provide training, technical assistance, and consultation to DASA licensed agencies. ICOCE specializes in providing training, consultation, and technical assistance across several areas, including:•Co-Occurring Disorders•HIV/AIDS•Trauma•Prescription Drug Abuse•Cultural CompetenceRegister and learn more here.

  10. Regional Variations in Opioid Prescribing Rates: Spotting the Variations Takes More Than a Map

    February 16, 2018

    Given the state of the opioid crisis, any meaningful data is valuable. So when CMS released three years of Opioid Part D prescription data in November, we all rejoiced. CMS also released a mapping tool to analyze the data. While mapping tools can be effective, they can also get in the way.We recently got under […]

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