Clinical Use of Extended-Release Injectable Naltrexone in the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders: A Brief Guide
SUBSTANCE ABUSE & MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADIMINISTRATION (01/05) – SAMHSA has issued new guidance based on a review of the current evidence on the effectiveness of available medications for the treatment of opioid use disorders. The guide includes a summary of the key differences between extended-release injectable naltrexone, methadone, and buprenorphine. This guide provides key information on assessing the patient’s need for treatment and initiating medication-assisted treatment (MAT). It also advises on how to monitor patient progress, adjust the treatment plan, and decide whether and when to end MAT. Read more
WHATS HAPPENING IN NH…
NHHPP Needs Addiction Treatment and Behavioral Health Counselors – NH’s Health Protection Program provides health benefits including treatment and recovery support services for substance use disorders for individuals at certain income levels. Addiction treatment providers and licensed behavioral health practitioners are needed to provide substance use disorder services to NHHPP clients. Consider enrolling to become a NHHPP provider today.
NH WISDOM to Include Indicators for Substance Misuse In January, WISDOM’s new publicly accessible data module for alcohol and other drug indicators will go live. WISDOM is a new web-accessible data system for stakeholders, grantees, communities and the general public developed and maintained by the NH Division of Public Health Services. Stay tuned for its release!
NH Alcohol and Drug Treatment Locator The NH Center for Excellence is pleased to announce the development of a new website directory specific to locating alcohol and drug treatment service providers. This site will allow providers and the general public to search by location and service type to find available service providers in NH. The site can be accessed from the Center’s website.
Prescription Drug Drop Box Locations – Take-Back events have been very successful over the last several years in NH. Going forward it will become the financial responsibility of the state to pay for take-back days. Please continue to utilize your local police departments. See the map of the police departments who host a collection box to dispose of medications.
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey (YRBSS) Preparations to administer the YRBSS to high school aged youth across NH are set to for the spring of 2015. The survey will be offered free of cost for schools to administer in NH. Schools are encouraged to offer this survey in order to enable data-guided decisions for the well being of the youth in their community. To find out more about the survey and how to sign up as a participating school, please visit http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/hsdm/yrbs.htm or by email at: YRBS@dhhs.state.nh.us.
The Corrosive Effects of Drugs and Alcohol on NH’s Workforce and Economy – A report released by New Futures, in partnership with PolEcon Research, indicates alcohol and drug misuse cost the NH economy over $1.84 billion in 2012 which includes lost productivity, health care costs, criminal justice, enforcement and lost income due to premature deaths. Read the full report.
Advisory on Synthetic Drug and Bath Salts – See SAMHSA’s new advisory on synthetic drugs and bath salts with general information about these drugs and the implications on providers.
NASADAD Releases Guidance Document on State Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment & Recovery – Review this document which provides information on the services and practices that may be used to improve adolescent substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Medication Assisted Treatment for Substance Use Disorders – A bulletin from the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) talks about medication assisted treatment, what other states have done, and resources available to ensure proper delivery of services.
First Drink to First Drunk: Connection Between First Drink, Heavy Drinking – A recent study which asked self-report questions to 295 adolescent drinkers. Read more.
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OUR MISSION: Influence public awareness, policy, and funding to support alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention, treatment, and recovery especially as it pertains to youth, in Cheshire County, NH.
GOALS: Reduce substance use among youth and adults, and strengthen collaborative partnerships within communities.
We offer prevention activities and education to reduce youth and young adult alcohol and substance use; advocate for policy change and increased funding for prevention, treatment, and recovery; and offer prevention trainings, internships, and substance-free events all year.