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3 Ways Schools Can Support Children Affected by the Opioid Crisis
Schools are uniquely positioned to address the needs of children exposed to trauma, says Shai Fuxman.
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?
This resource makes the case to use data to make the case for prevention efforts.
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.
This resource offers a brief introduction to prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs), highlighting how practitioners can use PDMP data to prevent prescription drug misuse in their states and communities.
Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is one of the most pervasive and devastating consequences of the opioid crisis, affecting six newborns per 1,000 hospital births. This webinar will explore the current evidence for what drives this problem and what works to prevent it.
This website offers stories, tools, videos, and other resources to support substance misuse and mental illness prevention efforts from SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies
This website contains links to social norms campaigns from communities supported by the Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP) at EDC.
This report presents highlights and findings from EDC’s administration of the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey to 24,355 high school students in 26 Massachusetts communities in 2014.
This resource library contains decision-support tools, training and technical assistance tools, archived CAPT webinars, videos, and compiled data sources.
This resource is designed to help suicide prevention programs in state, tribal, campus, and community settings build and strengthen connections with their substance abuse prevention and treatment counterparts.
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