2018 Recovery Month Toolkit

Now Available: 2018 Recovery Month Toolkit and PSAs

Each September, SAMHSA sponsors National Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders, and to celebrate individuals living in recovery. The Toolkit and PSAs can be used to organize events, issue proclamations, and increase public awareness. Learn more about Recovery Month 2018 and how you can get involved.

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SAMHSA Opioid Crisis Combat

Up to $930 Million Available to Combat the Opioid Crisis

SAMHSA is accepting applications for $930 Million to combat the opioid crisis through State Opioid Response Grants (Short Title: SOR). The program aims to address the opioid crisis by increasing access to medication-assisted treatment, reducing unmet treatment need, and reducing opioid overdose related deaths. The application due date is August 13, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. (ET).

Up to $50 Million to Help Tribes Address Opioid Crisis

SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $50 million in Tribal Opioid Response Grants. The grants, which will go to tribes and tribal organizations, will fund prevention, treatment, and recovery activities in response to the opioid crisis. The grants will reduce unmet treatment needs and opioid overdose-related deaths. The application due date is August 20, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. (ET).

Resources

Publication Update: A Guide for Medical Providers in the Emergency Department Taking Care of Suicide Attempt Survivors

SAMHSA has published an update to this brochure that offers emergency department providers tips for enhancing treatment for people who have attempted suicide. It also offers information about communicating with families, HIPAA, patient discharge, and resources for medical professionals, patients, and their families.

29th Annual West Virginia Addiction Training Institute June 13-15, 2018

29th Annual West Virginia Addiction Training Institute

June 13-15, 2018

Holiday Inn University

Morgantown, WV

Full Week $231, Daily $90

Applying for Nursing, Social CE, Counseling CE, Psychology CE, Addiction, LPC Ethics, Military and Addiction Session

 

Registration: Contact Swapna King, 304-598-6422, kingsw@wvumedicine.org 

Opioid Epidemic Virtual Field Trip

Subject: On the Frontlines of the Opioid Epidemic: A Live Virtual Field Trip

Register Today: A Vital Conversation on the Opioid Epidemic for Your Students

Brought to you by Discovery Education and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Operation Prevention aims to combat the opioid epidemic by educating students about the impacts of prescription opioid misuse and heroin use through engaging, standards-aligned digital content.

Register today and tune in LIVE on Wednesday, October 25th at 1pm/10am PT for the second installment of the Operation Prevention virtual field trip series. Students will visit Huntington, West Virginia- a typical American community that has been greatly impacted by the opioid epidemic- to hear the powerful personal stories from the bravest teens and change makers in the city. Students will learn how opioids have affected their lives, how they are using their experiences to improve the city, and ways your students could make a positive impact in their own communities.

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Some of the event’s guests will include:

 

  • Haley, a young teen whose parents struggle with opioid misuse, who now uses her experience to counsel others struggling with addiction.
  • Huntington’s Mayor, Steven Williams, whose record of public service is dedicated to turning the tide on the epidemic.
  • The teen members of the local drug abuse prevention program, who offer stories of what they have seen and how other students can get involved in their communities’ fight against the opioid crisis.

Gain new perspectives on this community in recovery in an experience your students won’t forget.

Explore standards-aligned digital lessons, interactive student module, parent toolkit, and more at OperationPrevention.com

 

TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO JOIN US AT THE WV ADDICTION CONFERENCE….  conference registration deadline is October 12th.

 

I would like to personally invite you to consider attending the Appalachian Addiction and Prescription Drug Abuse Conference in the fall (See attached Agenda).  The WVMPHP, working closely with the West Virginia Boards of Allopathic and Osteopathic Medicine, the WV Department of Health and Human Resources, West Virginia State Medical Association and the West Virginia Osteopathic Medical Association sponsor an annual educational program entitled, the “Appalachian Addiction and Prescription Drug Abuse Conference,” scheduled this year for October 19-21, 2017 at the Embassy Suites in Charleston.  This year’s focus is: Pain & Addiction, Best Practices & Proper Prescribing and other relevant topics of interest.  The conference satisfies the state-mandated 3-hour CME requirement for physicians and many other disciplines in this area.  For those unable to attend, the WVSMA condenses this program into a 3-hour webinar accessible to all physicians.  CMEs/CEUs/CLEs are provided for:  Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, Psychologists, Nurses, AMA-Physicians & PAs, AOA-WVOMA, LPC, Lawyers (approved for 24 CEs; including 23.10 in substance abuse credits), Dentists and Pharmacists.

 

As you can see, the first day focuses particularly on integration of addiction treatment into the physician’s office.

 

The house of medicine stands by ready to work with you in mitigating the drug abuse crisis in this state.  To ensure success, we need to reach all physicians.  As a WV healthcare provider, please consider joining us at the conference in continuing education

 

We would be honored by your presence at this pinnacle of physician and other licensed healthcare professional educational event.  The “Appalachian Addiction and Prescription Drug Abuse Conference” registration can be performed online at www.wvmphp.org by clicking “register online” or you can submit by fax/email by clicking “or download registration form”, a registration form is also attached to this email. 

 

Appalachian Addiction & Prescription Drug Abuse Conference

October 19-21

Embassy Suites, Charleston

20.75 hrs. CME

 24 total CLE credits

including 23.10 substance abuse credits for lawyers

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 12, 2017 (seating is limited)