Prescription Drug Takeback Day

2019

Prescription Drug Takeback Day

Montgomery County Harm Reduction Coalition is sponsoring a Rx Takeback on Saturday, October 26, 2019, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM in the parking lot of the Montgomery County Courthouse off of Market Street. Montgomery County Courthouse100 E Main St Crawfordsville, IN 47933 According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6 million Americans misused

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Drug Overdose Prevention Newscast

A weekly newscast is available through the Indiana State Department of Health Trauma and Injury Prevention to inform individuals on news, courses, resources, and events on substance use. Check it out here: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/INSDH/bulletins/25f9df5?fbclid=IwAR1EM7eLlGofX0-7msWIU7yCzfZiByydQnLUozj6_XS3id9WtRrIBeF2Ocw

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Why Vaping Is Dangerous For Teens

Teens are known for taking risks. The latest one: vaping, or the use of electronic cigarettes. And although teens might think it’s no big deal, vaping can seriously impact their health. This dangerous new trend is quickly hooking the next generation on nicotine. E-cigarettes – also called e-cigs, Juuls and vape pens – are battery-powered

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Meijer Launches Consumer Drug Take-back Program

Meijer recently announced that it is launching its new Consumer Drug Take-Back Program by installing secure in-store kiosks designed to help customers safely and properly dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs at no cost. Customers can find the easily identifiable kiosks in the pharmacy area in all 241 Meijer supercenters across the Midwest. To

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Opioid Prescription Rates Higher in Rural Counties

Patients in rural areas are more likely to get an opioid prescription, a new analysis shows. Read the full article: https://www.usnews.com/news/healthiest-communities/articles/2019-01-17/opioid-prescription-rates-higher-in-rural-counties?src=usn_fb&fbclid=IwAR2_URkq_WOqy3Azou4e-WeAr6YIFCmFYYZ4ORr-8mGjg5rdBybF5gXLVOQ

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Recovery Houses Set to Open

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction has contracted with Oxford House to develop and open 42 recovery houses over the two-year State Opioid Response (SOR) grant cycle (21 in each funding year) from 2018-2020. These are in addition to any recovery houses certified by the Indiana National Alliance

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National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week 2019

This year the National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW) will be January 22-27, 2019. Every year the NDAFW brings teens and scientific experts together to discuss the scientific facts about drugs, as well as their potential health effects on teen bodies and brains. Events are held throughout the country, with registrants getting free science

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The Opioid ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) Project

Indiana’s Project ECHO highlighted in journal Addiction. In a letter to the editor published in the journal Addiction, Indiana University faculty discuss the statewide implementation of Project ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes), a model used to increase workforce capacity for the management of medical conditions, including opioid use disorder (OUD). The letter includes research

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