Opioid Overdose Monthly Report
TN Department of Health’s monthly reports on opioid overdose provide timely information to stakeholders who use these data information to target resources (e.g. the distribution of naloxone) or activities for opioid overdose prevention and education. Data from monthly reports allow for more timely analyses and closer to real-time responses for cases where data show opioid overdose increases. Please find up-to-date monthly reports here.
CDC Health Alert Network Advisory on Fatal Drug Overdoses
Recently the CDC issued the following Health Alert Network (HAN) Advisory “Increase in Fatal Drug Overdoses Across the United States Driven by Synthetic Opioids Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic”. The advisory provides updated data around increases in fatal drug overdoses from opioids and psychostimulants, as well recommendations for communities responding to this evolving overdose crisis that has been compounded by effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Drug Policy Priorities 2021
Please find the Biden-Harris Administration’s Statement of Drug Policy Priorities for Year One at here.
State-Level Economic Costs of Opioid Use Disorder and Fatal Opioid Overdose — United States, 2017
Please find the CDC report at here.
New Resource Guide for Justice System on Substance Use Disorders
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)-funded Opioid Response Network (ORN), led by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP), has released a comprehensive, educational resource guide for judges and other justice-system stakeholders. Available at no cost, the guide provides a foundational level understanding of the medical aspects of evidence-based practices needed in the prevention, identification and treatment of substance use disorders for individuals involved with the justice system. To access the guide, please visit this website.
Opioid Response Network
The Opioid Response Network (ORN) was established through Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration funding awarded to AAAP working collaboratively with the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network. ORN provides education and training in the prevention, treatment and recovery of opioid and stimulant use disorders at the local level and at no cost. Please visit this website for more information.