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Press Release: National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW)
March 21-27, 2022

About NDAFW
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®, or NDAFW, is an annual, week-long, health observance that inspires dialogue about the science of drug use and addiction among youth. It provides an opportunity to bring together scientists, students, educators, healthcare providers, and community partners—to help advance the science, so that we can improve the prevention and awareness of substance misuse in our own communities and nationwide. It was launched in 2010 by scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to stimulate educational events in communities so teens can learn what science has taught us about drug use and addiction. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism became a partner in 2016, and alcohol has been added as a topic area for the week. NIDA and NIAAA are part of the National Institutes of Health, and work with leading organizations, media outlets, and other Government agencies to spread the word about NDAFW.

AMA Releases New Report on Opioid Prescriptions and Overdose Deaths

A new report from the American Medical Association (AMA). Yet, the nation continues to see increases in overdose mainly due to illicit fentanyl, fentanyl analogs, methamphetamine and cocaine. To address this continuing epidemic, the AMA is urging policymakers to join physicians to reduce mortality and improve patient outcomes by removing barriers to evidence-based care.

Celebrate International Overdose Awareness Day August 31, 2021 – Press Release

The tragedy of overdose is far too frequent but is ultimately preventable. Overdose prevention, education and recognition play a crucial role in saving lives and we thank you for getting involved. On August 31st, International Overdose Awareness Day, the Santa Barbara Opioid Safety Coalition (SBOSC) invites the community to visit our table at the Farmer’s Market on State St. to learn how overdose affects every single one of us and how you can make a difference. Join us at our table between 3:00 – 7:00 pm to learn more.

Project Recovery Perinatal Treatment Program

(805) 564-6057
133 E. Haley St.
Santa Barbara CA 93101

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The Perinatal Treatment Program offers outpatient treatment services for pregnant women and parents of both genders with substance abuse disorders, as well as childcare services for children. The primary goal is to bridge clients into the recovery community so they can lead healthy, independent lives for themselves and their children. Program components include early recovery issues; pregnancy and parenting skills; and nutrition and exercise education. Clients assessed as having an opioid use disorder who are interested in Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) will be referred to a partnering clinic or physician for further assessment. Adults can then enroll in the program to help support their recovery while receiving MAT.

Coast Valley Substance Abuse Treatment Center

Santa Maria: (805) 739-1512
1414 S. Miller St., Suite 11
Santa Maria, CA  93454
Lompoc: (805) 735-7525
133 N. F. St.
Lompoc, CA  93436

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Provides outpatient substance abuse and co-occurring treatment for both adults and adolescents. Although we believe no single treatment approach is appropriate for all individuals, we will, for the most part, use a Cognitive Intervention Modality. A Cognitive model helps individuals come to grips with the problems leading to emotional distress. It will also allow clients to gain a broader perspective on their reliance on drugs for pleasure and/or relief from discomfort. The aim is to reduce the pressure and increase control. Our services also support clients receiving Medication-Assisted Treatment.

The California Overdose Prevention Network

The California Overdose Prevention Network (COPN) is a network for coalitions, organizations, and individuals working at the forefront of the overdose epidemic. Since 2017, COPN has led the effort to provide a statewide forum for coalitions, organizations, and individuals working to combat the overdose crisis in California. COPN is the largest overdose prevention network in … Read more

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation and to improve the lives of individuals living with mental and substance use disorders, and their families. SAMHSA provides leadership … Read more

The California Society of Addiction Medicine

The California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) is the largest state chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) comprised of physicians and other healthcare professionals who are dedicated to improving the treatment of substance use disorders. With over 700 members, CSAM offers education, advocacy, and leadership in influential state and national roles.

California MAT Expansion Project

The California MAT Expansion Project aims to increase access to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), reduce unmet treatment need, and reduce opioid overdose deaths through prevention, treatment, and recovery activities. The project also includes media campaigns, engagement of opioid safety coalitions, naloxone distribution, drug take-back efforts, and supportive housing.