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Our online products, tools, and resources, as well as our face-to-face trainings, reflect urgent and emergent trends in substance abuse across the life span. Our solutions are informed by prevention and implementation science, as well as by the multidisciplinary perspectives and cultural competencies of our staff.
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4 Ways to Reduce Opioid Misuse and Overdose
For those working to prevent opioid misuse in their communities, four strategies that work.
Preventing the Next Opioid Overdose
In Massachusetts, many communities are implementing post-overdose programs. EDC’s Gary Langis explains why that’s a good idea.
How Should Communities Respond to Marijuana Legalization?
As more states legalize marijuana, communities must come up with new ways to approach prevention.
Preventing Opioid Misuse: What Works?
A special series of podcasts examines effective ways for prevention practitioners to address the opioid crisis.
For Teens, Cigarettes Are Out, Juuling Is In
E-cigarette use is gaining popularity among teens. What should parents and educators do?
Tackling Prescription Drug Misuse
In this new podcast, Sarah Ivan discusses how prescription drug monitoring programs can both limit opioid misuse and provide public health officials with essential information.
In this webinar, EDC’s Shai Fuxman, Carol Oliver, and Gisela Rots share their expertise about the crucial role that prevention plays in curtailing the opioid crisis.
In 2007, Massachusetts became the first state to receive federal funds through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to address unintended fatal and nonfatal opioid
This online tool provides guidance for applying the Strategic Prevention Framework process to the prevention of alcohol misuse and abuse.
This packet of materials provides action steps to help prevent opioid misuse and overdose among student athletes and highlights resources for addressing possible alcohol or opioid misuse or addiction.
This website contains links to social marketing campaigns from communities supported by the Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP).
This toolkit provides brief summaries of prevention strategies and associated programs that have been evaluated to determine their effects on non-medical use of prescription drugs, including an overview of the relevant literature, descriptions of individual studies, and guidelines for using this information to inform prevention planning efforts.
This issue brief is designed to help substance abuse prevention practitioners better understand and reduce rates of heroin use and overdose. It includes the following:
This report describes three post-overdose interventions that have shown promise in reducing the risk of subsequent overdoses and improving other health outcomes among people who have experienced a non-fatal overdose, highlighting the role of prevention practitioners in supporting these efforts.
This online toolkit provides specific guidance for applying SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework to the prevention of opioid misuse and overdoses.
This resource library contains reports, analyses, surveys, and fact sheets developed as part of EDC’s administration of the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey from 2006 to 2014.