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Alcohol Rehab Help: 12 Step Programs

Alcohol Rehab Help’s webpage details pertinent information on creating, defining, and implementing 12-step programs.


U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Screening for Unhealthy Drug Use

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released a final recommendation statement on screening for unhealthy drug use. That Task Force found that clinicians should ask adults about their drug use and connect people who have a problem to care.


Offering Naloxone to Patients

Here you will find information you need to start prescribing and dispensing naloxone rescue kits, including some useful resources containing further information about this life-saving medicine.


Van Asher’s Fentanyl Test Strip Video

Informative video on the correct way to use test strips to detect Fentanyl in drugs.


How to Get Rid of a Sharps Container

Safe disposal of needles and other sharps used at home, at work, or while traveling.


Getting Off Right: A Safety Manual for Injection Drug Users

A comprehensive manual on safer injection practices


Understanding Drug Overdoses and Deaths

Drug overdose deaths continue to increase in the United States. Learn more about the opioid overdose epidemic.


Opioid Awareness Campaign and Education

Opioid awareness and education in the DC metro area.


My Recovery DC

Treatment and recovery are part of the journey from addiction to health. MyRecovery is a public education campaign with an online service that helps DC residents who use opioids, alcohol, and other drugs find treatment and recovery services in their neighborhood.


SAMHSA National Mental Health Information Center

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.