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National Transgender HIV Testing Day (NTHTD) April 18 Tuesday, April 18 is National Transgender HIV Testing Day (NTHTD), an observance designed to recognize the importance of routine HIV testing, status awareness and continued focus on HIV prevention and treatment efforts among transgender people. The observance is organized by the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health. […]
Published: 04/16/2019
Alcohol-Free Weekend is April 5-7, 2019 This national event is meant to raise public awareness about the use of alcohol and how it may be affecting individuals, families, businesses and our communities. During Alcohol-Free Weekend, all Americans are invited to engage in three alcohol-free days. Those individuals or families who experience difficulty or discomfort in […]
Published: 04/05/2019
April 10th is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD). The day aims to educate the public about the impact of HIV/AIDS on young people and to highlight the work being done to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Prevention and education are a critical step to achieving an AIDS-free generation. Why is National Youth HIV & AIDS […]
Published: 04/05/2019
Q&A From Kick Butts Day website What is Kick Butts Day? National Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco. Events are organized around the United States by teachers, youth leaders and health advocates to help raise awareness of the […]
Published: 03/15/2019
A new 38-foot recreational vehicle outfitted with medical personnel and addiction treatment resources is Anne Arundel’s newest asset in the battle against opioid addiction. Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford, former county executive Steve Schuh, now executive director of the state Opioid Operational Command, and several other officials launched a partnership Tuesday in Crownsville between the state and […]
Published: 02/28/2019
This planning guide and resource calendar helps communities plan and implement their National Prevention Week (NPW) 2019 activities. In addition to information on health observances and SAMHSA resources, the guide includes quarterly checklists, planning tips, and introductions to NPW’s federal partners. This year’s calendar also features Augmented Reality (AR), so the calendar can come alive […]
Published: 02/21/2019
U.S. drug-related overdose deaths rose to 70,237 in 2017, a 6.9 percent increase from 2016. 67.8 percent of which involved opioids and synthetic opioids were involved in 59.8 % of those deaths.   Read more in the latest MMWR: Drug and Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths -- United States, 2013-2017, Vol. 67, December 21, 2018.
Published: 12/24/2018
Chat Day provides high school age teens to chat directly with experts in the field of addiction and mental health. It will be held on the Tuesday (01/24/19) of National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, which runs from January 22-27, 2019. Registration is limited to 100 teens on a first-come, first-served basis. The event is coordinated by […]
Published: 12/03/2018
From the NY Times Jail Ordered to Give Inmate Methadone for Opioid Addiction in Far-Reaching Ruling by Kate Taylor BOSTON — In a ruling that could have tremendous consequences for the country’s correctional system, a federal judge said this week that a Massachusetts man facing a jail sentence could not be denied access to treatment […]
Published: 11/29/2018
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