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  • Messed up at work

    Employees with drug and alcohol issues are an issue for everyone. Aside from destroying their own lives, they waste company money, decrease everyone's morale, and pose serious safety concerns for all.

    Substance abuse is a huge, worldwide problem. In the United States alone there are over 50 million binge drinkers, 17 million illegal drug users and almost 15 million people who abuse prescription drugs. Most substance abusers have jobs. In fact, it is estimated that one out of every ten workers has a substance abuse problem. An employee with an alcohol or drug problem can decrease productivity, create a hostile work environment and damage a company's good name. Worst of all, the actions of a worker who is "under the influence" can completely undermine a company's efforts to keep people safe.

    Know how to handle these situations in the workplace.

    See our Dealing with Drugs & Alcohol in the Workplace Training Series

    drug-alcohol-abuse-employees-tileTopics covered in these products include:

    • How substances are typically abused by employees.
    • Alcohol and other depressants, and their effects.
    • Stimulants, narcotics and hallucinogens, and their effects.
    • How people get "hooked" on drugs and alcohol.
    • Alcohol and drug policies.
    • Helping employees overcome substance abuse.
    • and more.

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  • Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention

    Last Friday, CDC released RFA-CE15-1501, Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention for States. This major new funding opportunity will provide state health departments with resources and support to advance comprehensive state-level interventions for preventing prescription drug overuse, misuse, abuse, and overdose.

    DRUGSCDC’s Injury Center intends to commit up to $55,600,000 total funding over the entire 4-year project period with a maximum of $1,000,000 per award per year. This funding will support approximately 16 states to implement prevention strategies to improve safe prescribing practices and turn the tide on the prescription drug overdose epidemic.

    With this funding, states can pursue four priority strategies—two required and two optional.

    Required strategies:

    1. Enhance and maximize a state PDMP and
    2. Implement community or insurer/health system interventions aimed at preventing prescription drug overdose and abuse

    Optional strategies:

    1. Conduct policy evaluations and/or
    2. Develop and implement Rapid Response Projects.

    A key to the success of this FOA is multi-sector collaboration with partners that have shared authority over this issue. Applicants are therefore required to submit letters of support from state-level governmental entities and other partners depending on the strategies they pursue. Awardees will also be expected to evaluate program activities using timely data from a variety of sources.

    This funding announcement also presents opportunities to advance surveillance and evaluation efforts to understand and respond to the increase in heroin overdose deaths, especially at the intersection of prescription opioid abuse and heroin use. Funded states will track heroin morbidity and mortality as an outcome of their work and have opportunities to evaluate policies with implications for preventing both prescription drug and heroin overdoses (e.g., naloxone access policies).

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    Important Dates

    • Applications due: May 8, 2015
    • Informational call: March 11, 2015

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  • Dispose of Prescription Drugs on April 26

    pillsSaturday, April 26 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

    Between 10AM and 2PM on April 26, bring your unwanted prescription drugs to a collection site near you.

    Properly disposing of medicines is important to human health and the environment. If you dispose of drugs on your own, check out these tips from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (PDF).

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