HHS Infograph on Opioid Epidimic


Disaster Information and Emergency Response   Opioid Epidemic as a National Emergency Disaster In

Opioid Epidemic as a National Emergency Disaster Information Management Research Center sent this bulletin at 08/11/2017 11:55 AM EDT In a report issued July 31, 2017, the President’s Commission on Combatting Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis (https://www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp/presidents-commission) recommended that a national emergency be declared under the Public Health Service Act or the Stafford Act. On August 10, 2017, President Trump instructed his administration to use appropriate authority to respond to the opioid emergency.  US Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Tom Price’s statement can be found at https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2017/08/10/hhs-secretary-statement-on-president-trumps-opioid-announcement-today.html. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has been gathering material on this public health crisis. The information is relevant for anyone who is […]

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2017 Regional Needs Assessment

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Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

  Understanding the Opioid Epidemic By: Amber Shepperd, M.A., Regional Evaluator – Prevention Resource Center 4, East Texas Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Open up any newspaper, social media application, or research journal today and you will see one thing in common - discussion about an epidemic in our country, our state, and our local counties. Opioid overdoses (including prescription opioids and heroin) claim the lives of 91 Americans every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In fact, the majority of drug overdose deaths (more than six out of ten) involve an opioid, with more than half a million people dying from drug overdoses from 2000-2015 (CDC, 2016). Opioids can be natural or synthetic and the chemical compound binds to receptors […]

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ETCADA Is Hiring A Prevention Specialist

Looking for special people who want to change the lives of our area youth. Local non-profit organization looking for energetic and positive individuals to provide substance abuse and tobacco prevention/education in areas schools and community sites throughout Region IV of Northeast Texas. A life changing opportunity that requires strong organization, multi-tasking, oral/written communication skills and a willingness to learn. Reliable transportation with a good driving record a must. Successful candidates must pass background check and drug screen. To become a Prevention Specialist with our team send resume to: ETCADA Prevention Specialist at cdoan@etcada.com ETCADA is an EEOE, Veterans highly encouraged to apply.