Blog Entries - March 2015

New law mandates school-based Rx medication education

Posted on: March 24, 2015 11:00 am

ADAPAO working with state leaders on education guidelines Ohio’s schools will be required to include education about prescription pain medications, beginning with the 2015-16 academic year because of a new law signed by Governor John Kasich in

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Atkins assumes Union County leadership role

Posted on: March 18, 2015 11:00 am

Phil Atkins has taken over as executive director of the Union County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, replacing Mike Witzky, who left the position in 2014. Atkins, a veteran prevention professional, member of ADAPAO and the ADAPAO Think Tank, is

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U.S. pain meds overdoses down, heroin overdoses up

Posted on: March 15, 2015 11:00 am

Opioid overdose deaths: Two directions, says CDC For the first time in more than 10 years, overdose deaths from prescription pain medications declined in 2012, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. In a report on drug poisoning deaths,

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Workplace education and assistance focus of federal reports

Posted on: March 11, 2015 11:00 am

SAMHSA documents highlight need for workplace programs Two reports from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration have highlighted the negative impact on of substance abuse on employees’ lives and careers and the degree to which

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Ohio fares poorly in well-being ranking

Posted on: March 5, 2015 1:00 pm

Ohio is near the bottom of rankings on its residents' well-being, according to an annual ranking of states.  The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index utilizes individual self-reported data and a holistic definition of well-being that includes purpose,

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Monitoring the Future reports encouraging trends

Posted on: March 4, 2015 11:00 am

Decline in alcohol, cigarette, marijuana use among youth Monitoring the Future has reported a decrease in youth use of alcohol, marijuana and cigarettes, according to its latest survey of nearly 50,000 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students in the U.S. in 2014.

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SAMHSA unveils renamed prevention planning tool

Posted on: March 3, 2015 2:00 pm

SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) has unveiled SAPPET — an interactive website that allows users to access and analyze data from a number of publicly available national sources. Formerly the Behavioral Health

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OhioMHAS receives federal prevention grant

Posted on: March 2, 2015 11:10 am

Appalachian and rural communities are focus of funding The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services will be providing funding to develop prevention in Appalachian and rural communities. The funding will be made available through an $8.1

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Suicide prevention strategies app on horizon

Posted on: March 2, 2015 11:00 am

SAMHSA releasing suicide prevention app Suicide Safe, a free app for mobile devices, will be available soon, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The app is intended to help providers integrate suicide preventions

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