Weekly Roundup 4/13-4/19

Weekly Roundup 4/13-4/19

The Centers for Disease Control launched a Prescription Drug Overdose website to educate health providers, policy makers, and the public on the Rx drug epidemic.

The National Safety Council released a report on The Psychological and Physical Side Effects of Pain Medications, which examines side effects in opioid painkillers and over-the-counter anti-inflammatories.

The National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) released their report, Maximizing Health, Minimizing Harm: The Role of Public Health Programs in Drug User Health, on the role of substance abuse in the transmission of HIV and hepatitis.

The deadline is approaching for the CDC’s Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention for States grant; the CDC’s Injury Center will be awarding grants of up to $1 million.

Northwestern University released a report on long-term brain damage in teens who use marijuana daily.

“It’s not a silver bullet”: President Obama addressed a question on marijuana legalization in a forum for student leaders at the University of the West Indies.

Addiction.com published this article on College Recovery Programs.

Upcoming Events:

The 6th National Collegiate Recovery Conference hosted by Nevada’s Recovery and Prevention Program will be held at the University of Nevada-Reno May 27-29, 2015.

The UNITE Youth Recovery Conference hosted by the Association of Recovery Schools will be held at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, June 24-25, 2015.

The Ohio Youth-Led Prevention Network, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and NAMI of Ohio will put on the 4th Annual We Are The Majority concert and rally in Columbus, Ohio, on April 30th, 2015.

The Partnership for Drug Free Kids will host a live facebook chat to Help Parents Navigate the Changing Marijuana Landscape. Monday, April 20th, from 8-8:30 pm EDT.

The HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) will host a webinar, Hepatitis C Prevention Opportunities among People Who Inject Drugs – Confronting the Growing Epidemic, on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 – 1:00-2:00 PM (ET).