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Methamphetamine Use: What are the Data Telling Us?

October 26, 2021|Webinar/Virtual Training

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Using Data to Tell Your Story: Advancing Prevention Efforts into the Future-Session 2 Learning Lab

October 20, 2021|Webinar/Virtual Training

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Using Data to Tell Your Story: Advancing Prevention Efforts into the Future-Session 2 Webinar

October 19, 2021|Webinar/Virtual Training

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Fentanyl Related Products and Resources

The Growing Threat of Xylazine and Its Mixture with Illicit Street Drugs

COURSE DESCRIPTION This presentation reviews the history of US street drug markets since the early 1990s to explain the emergence of xylazine, fentanyl, and crystal methamphetamine in regional markets formerly dominated by heroin and cocaine. It will examine the relationship between each of these newly prevalent synthetic substances and describe what we know so far about their impact on related comorbidities. Finally, it will assess how the public health impact of recent transformations to the US narcotics supply relates to the experience of drug consumption and the actual way that people use drugs in their everyday lives. It will conclude with lessons learned to help determine what prevention strategies could be used to counteract the impact on communities. Select the View Resource button above to watch the recording and link to the PowerPoint below. PowerPoint PRESENTER Dr. Fernando Montero’s research draws together the methods of medical and economic anthropology to examine the racialized, gendered interface between the opioid overdose epidemic, mass incarceration, ongoing transformations in narcotics supply chains, and public assistance programs for psychiatric disability in the United States. His mixed-methods research studies the changes in the risk environment for HIV, HCV, mental health conditions, and fatal overdose among street-based drug users brought about by the emergence of synthetic sedatives (e.g. fentanyl and xylazine) and stimulants (e.g. methamphetamine) in the 2010s-2020s, and by the concomitant resurgence of punitive drug control targeting petty dealers throughout the US. One of the central questions of his current research is why the opioid overdose epidemic is becoming increasingly black following almost three decades in which it was predominantly white and working class. He is also conducting a long-term ethnographic study of the War on Drugs in the Afro-Indigenous region of Moskitia on the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua and Honduras.      
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South Southwest PTTC Newsletter August 2022 - Preventing Overdose: Challenges and Promising Approaches and More

In this Issue:   Preventing Overdose: Challenges and Promising Approaches International Overdose Awareness Day, August 31 Overdose Prevention Resources   Texas Prevention - A New Name and A New Focus   What's Happening Around the Region?   Register: Ditching the Discomfort with Data Series, Part 4, Analyzing Data Products: Building a Youth Prevention System, A 3-part Webinar Series Register: Southern Plains Tribal Health Board Training Summit, August 23-25  National Latino and Behavioral Health PTTC events Register: National Latino Behavioral Health Conference, September 15-16 Register: Accelerating Training in Behavioral Health Equity: A Learning Series for Trainees
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South Southwest PTTC Newsletter March 2022 - Enhancing Prevention Services to LGBTQ Individuals and Populations

In this Issue:   Celebrate Love. Celebrate Joy.   Epi Corner: The Evolving Opioid Epidemic: Fentanyl, Fentanyl Analogues, and Other Drugs   What LGBTQIA2S+ BIPOC Want Prevention Professionals to Know, A Four-Part Learning Series   What's Happening Around the Region?  PTTC Spotlights A New Product From the PTTC Healtheknowledge Online Course
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The Ongoing Opioid Epidemic, Part 2: Lessons Learned and Looking Ahead (Webinar Recording - June 2022)

The Ongoing Opioid Epidemic Part 2: Lessons Learned and Looking Ahead Josh Esrick, MPP, and Emily Patton, MSc, PgDip June 14, 2022, 1:00pm-2:30pm EST COURSE DESCRIPTION This webinar will discuss evidence-based prevention interventions for opioids and review the lessons learned thus far from the epidemic. It will summarize use and overdose prevention best practices, including the role of harm reduction beyond naloxone distribution. The webinar will also discuss strategies for polysubstance use prevention and the need for further studies. Lastly, the webinar will overview the importance of collaboration and the ways key stakeholders can support opioid prevention efforts. LEARNING OBJECTIVES Review evidence-based and promising practices for preventing opioid use and overdoses Discuss opportunities for improving polysubstance use prevention Overview strategies for expanding opioid prevention collaborative activities Explore other lessons learned from the opioid epidemic PRESENTERS Josh Esrick, MPP is a Senior Policy Analyst with Carnevale Associates. Josh has extensive experience in substance use prevention; researching, writing, and presenting on best practice and knowledge development publications, briefs, and reference guides; and developing and providing T/TA to numerous organizations. He developed numerous SAMHSA Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies’ (CAPT) products on strategies to prevent opioid misuse and overdose, risk and protective factors for substance use, youth substance use prevention strategies, youth substance use trends, emerging substance use trends, the potential regulations surrounding marijuana legalization, as well as numerous other topics. Emily Patton, MSc, PgDip holds a Masters of Science in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology from Swansea University and a Postgraduate Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Edinburgh. She offers significant professional experience in the fields of public policy development and analysis, criminal justice research, data collection and analysis, program development, and performance management.  
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The Ongoing Opioid Epidemic, Part 1: The Current Landscape (Webinar Recording)

The Ongoing Opioid Epidemic Part 1: The Current Landscape Josh Esrick, MPP, and Emily Patton, MSc, PgDip June 7, 2022, 1:00pm-2:30pm EST COURSE DESCRIPTION This webinar will provide a broad overview of opioid trends in the Central East region and nationwide, including what is known about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will review changes in use and consequences, and ongoing shifts in substance preferences. As part of this, the webinar will discuss the increasing frequency of polysubstance use and its impact on prevention. Lastly, the webinar will review the latest research on the social determinants of health and other risk and protective factors. LEARNING OBJECTIVES Summarize the latest opioid use and consequence data Explore the known impacts of COVID-19 on opioid trends Highlight the latest information on polysubstance use Review research on opioid risk and protective factors PRESENTERS Josh Esrick, MPP is a Senior Policy Analyst with Carnevale Associates. Josh has extensive experience in substance use prevention; researching, writing, and presenting on best practice and knowledge development publications, briefs, and reference guides; and developing and providing T/TA to numerous organizations. He developed numerous SAMHSA Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies’ (CAPT) products on strategies to prevent opioid misuse and overdose, risk and protective factors for substance use, youth substance use prevention strategies, youth substance use trends, emerging substance use trends, the potential regulations surrounding marijuana legalization, as well as numerous other topics. Emily Patton, MSc, PgDip holds a Masters of Science in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology from Swansea University and a Postgraduate Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Edinburgh. She offers significant professional experience in the fields of public policy development and analysis, criminal justice research, data collection and analysis, program development, and performance management.  
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