Headlines: Response to the Opioid Epidemic and Infectious Diseases

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March 8, 2018
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National Partners' Response to the Opioid Epidemic and Infectious Diseases: Part 2 – Health Policy Perspectives

March 8, 2018 | 3–4:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Panelists will describe the use of existing federal guidance, policies, and resources that support their efforts – at the local, state, and national levels – to respond to the opioid epidemic and its infectious disease consequences.


New SAMHDA Feature – Restricted-use Data Analysis System

The enhanced Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA) has launched a new section of its website, the Restricted-use Data Analysis System (RDAS). Like the publicly accessible Public-use Data Analysis System, RDAS is a user-friendly application for online analyses to create and output crosstabs and perform logistic regression from your web browser. Only data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health are available in this initial release. Because RDAS data are restricted, all results returned will comply with SAMHSA's disclosure limitations.


Creating Safety: Peer Support in Times of Crisis Webinar

March 14, 2018 | 12:302 p.m. Eastern Time
The final webinar in the Crisis Response Spotlight Series will focus on crisis services that integrate peer specialists and will highlight how peer support assists in crisis stabilization by building trusting relationships and connecting people to needed services.

Innovations in Linkages and Referrals Webinar

March 14, 2018 | 1:303 p.m. Eastern Time
Innovative linkage and referral programs designed and delivered by Peer Specialists with lived experience are increasing engagement with, and commitment to, the recovery process. Higher levels of retention are a result of the social support that are at the center of peer-led services. This webinar will discuss how the practices included in the CSU PeerLink and RMHI Peer Engagement programs have extended peer-to-peer outreach and use of recovery services.

Webinar: Opioids in Indian Country Part I: Understanding the Problem

March 14, 2018 | 2:30–4 p.m. Eastern Time
This webinar will examine how opioid use is affecting Indian Country and what tribal communities are doing to combat this growing problem.

Nominate Now for SAMHSA's 2018 Voice Awards!

SAMHSAสนs Voice Awards program honors consumer, peer, and family leaders who are improving the lives of people with mental illnesses and substance use disorders in communities across the country. The awards program also recognizes television and film productions that educate the public about behavioral health and showcase that recovery is real and possible through treatment and recovery supports. Nominations are open to anyone. There is no limit to the number of nominations an individual can submit, and self-nominations are welcome. All nominations are due by March 16, 2018.