The fact sheet provides information on trends in use and admissions to treatment; the effects of marijuana use, particularly on youth and adolescents; and marijuana’s public health impact.
The Association, along with its State Youth Substance Abuse Coordinators Committee, gathered information about existing State guidance for adolescent treatment and recovery services, identified essential elements of treatment and recovery systems for adolescents with substance use disorders (SUD), and developed the guidance document. Continue reading
The statement outlines the Association’s position on strategies to prevent fatal opioid overdose, particularly expanding access to naloxone and 911 Good Samaritan laws.
NASADAD sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder with recommendations for an upcoming Department of Justice toolkit for law enforcement on naloxone. Continue reading
NASADAD released a fact sheet detailing member-identified priority programs within the Department of Justice (DOJ). Identified programs include Drug Courts, Harold Rogers PDMP program, and the Second Chance Act. (August 2014)
NASADAD sent letters to both President Obama and Vice President Biden in support of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Acting Director Michael Botticelli to be nominated as the permanent Director. (2014)
“State Substance Abuse Agencies, Prescription Drugs, and Heroin Abuse: Results from a NASADAD Membership Inquiry” updates NASADAD’s 2012 inquiry on prescription drug abuse and provides information on State responses to the emerging heroin epidemic. (2014) Continue reading
“Overview of State Legislation to Increase Access to Treatment for Opioid Overdose” discusses laws that States have enacted to increase access to treatment for opioid overdose, and in turn, to reduce fatal opioid overdose. Covers the most common policies that have been incorporated into State legislation related to treating overdose. (2013) Continue reading