Intersection of Substance Use Disorder, Mental Health, and Social Determinants of Health: Webinar Series for Behavioral Health Providers
HRSA has engaged experts from the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs and the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center to provide an informative and exciting presentation on emerging and important issues pertaining to adolescent mental health and substance use disorder treatment.
Social Determinants of Health and Cultural Humility
Wednesday, September 28
2:00-3:30 p.m. ET
International Overdose Prevention Day (August 31)
According to data from the CDC National Vital Statistics System, the rate of overdose deaths has increased by over 250% since 1999. This increase is related to both prescription opioids, illicitly manufactured synthetic opioids such as fentanyl and stimulants. Data from the CDC National Center for Health Statistics also show that, in 2019, American Indian or Alaska Native people had a higher drug overdose death rate than any other racial or ethnic minority group (30 per 100,000).
International Overdose Prevention Day, observed yearly on August 31, serves as a call to action to share information and resources on how to stop drug overdoses and save lives:
- Stop Overdose is a CDC campaign that educates people who use drugs about the dangers of fentanyl, the risks of mixing drugs, how to use naloxone to reverse overdoses, and the importance of reducing recovery and treatment stigma. Stop Overdose is also available in Spanish.
- Rx Awareness is a CDC campaign that shares the stories of people whose lives were impacted by prescription opioids, including real stories from Alaska Native individuals:
The Health Equity in the Response to Drug Overdose Training is a free online course designed to help health practitioners make health equity concepts and practices part of their drug overdose prevention and response efforts.
The HHS Overdose Prevention Strategy details steps HHS agencies and their partners are taking on primary prevention of substance use disorders, harm reduction, evidence-based treatment, and recovery support.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative funds research on improving prevention and treatment for opioid misuse and addiction.