Opioid Project News

Opioid Local News

  • DPHHS releases matching grants for mental health, substance abuse Read article
  • Plan in works for opioid addiction prevention Read article
  • How pets have become the major victims in the opioid crisis Read article

Opioid National News

  • May 15, 2020 Melissa Etheridge loses her 21-year old son to opioid addiction Read article
  • May 18, 2020 Fentanyl seized in Asia’s biggest drug bust ever Read article
  • May 18, 2020 Missouri is the only state without a program to track opioid prescriptions Read article
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DEA postponed its National Take Back Day originally scheduled for April 25th, 2020.  In the meantime, it has been advised to:
    • Clean out your medicine cabinets and secure unused, unwanted, and expired prescription medications in a lockbox for the next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day (TBA).
    • If you need to dispose of medications now, please see the      year-round collection site


  • April 20, 2020  SAMHSA moves quickly to begin releasing $110 million in emergency grant funding to provide Americans with substance use treatment and mental health services during the COVID-19 pandemic Read SAMSHA press room article
  • When Epidemics Collide: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the Opioid Crisis Read article
  • Visit SAMSHA MAT Program  for information and resources on Opioid Use Disorder Treatment through the COVID-19 pandemic 

Professional Articles of Interest

Webinars and Trainings

  • Caring for Pregnant and Parenting Women with OUD during the COVID-19 Crisis View webinar
  • Integrated Behavioral Health and Medication Assisted Treatment View webinar dates


For More information contact our Project Manager Barbara Allen

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