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February 9, 2017

New “Dripping” Technique Among E-Cigarette Users

A study of high school students found that one in four teens reported using e-cigarettes for “dripping,” a practice in which users produce and inhale vapors by placing drops of e-liquids directly onto heated atomizer coils. The act of “dripping” requires that the user pour liquid directly onto the atomizer – the heated coils that vaporize the liquid. The survey found students engaged in dripping to produce thicker clouds of vapor (63.5%), improve flavors (38.7%), and produce a stronger throat hit (27.7%). To read more, click here <https://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/news-releases/2017/02/study-finds-one-in-four-high-school-e-cigarette-users-have-tried-dripping>.

Summary of the 21st Century Cures Act

The National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) has released a section-by-section summary of the 21st Century Cures Act which was signed into law in December 2016. The original focus of the Cures Act as introduced was to promote innovations in medical research. NASADAD’s section-by-section summarizes sections in the 21st Century Cures Act that may have an impact on programs managed by the State Alcohol and Drug Authorities. To read more, click here <http://nasadad.org/2017/02/21st-century-cures-act-as-signed-into-law-a-section-by-section-analysis-february-2017/>.

Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities for Ohio’s 2017 Opiate Conference Sponsor and Exhibitor opportunities are available for Ohio’s 2017 Opiate Conference: Bridges to Recovery. OACBHA, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, will host Ohio’s 2017 Opiate Conference on June 12-13, 2017. This is Ohio’s eighth annual opiate conference, and it will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus, Ohio. This event will bring over 1,000 behavioral health professionals together for two full days of education related to the opiate epidemic. Ohio’s 2017 Opiate Conference will have focus on treatment, prevention, recovery supports, medication-assisted treatment, criminal justice, and more! To see the funding opportunities for this event, click here <http://www.oacbha.org/ohios_2017_opiate_conference.php>.

Recovery Is Beautiful Highlight

Recovery Is Beautiful is highlighting a great set of tips on navigating college with an anxiety disorder. These tips, highlighted from The Mighty, provide ideas that can be helpful for students who are working on their higher education. To see more, click here <http://www.recoveryisbeautiful.org/how-to-navigate-college-with-an-anxiety-disorder/>.

 

February 2, 2017

OACBHA Celebrates Behavioral Health Champions

Earlier this week, OACBHA held its annual Legislative Day and Annual Award Luncheon. OACBHA presented the 2016 Annual Awards to leaders from throughout Ohio who have been working to ensure that community mental health and addiction services and supports are available for all Ohioans. At the award luncheon, volunteer Board members, Board Executive Directors, and community leaders joined OACBHA in honoring the following award recipients:

The 2016 Award for Legislative Excellence was presented to Senator John Eklund;  The 2016 President’s Partnering for Quality Award was presented to Thom Craig, the Director of Mental Health Programs at the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation;  The 2016 CEO’s Award for Distinguished Leadership was presented to Hancock County Sheriff Michael Heldman; and  The 2016 Advocate of the Year Award was presented to Cuyahoga County Council President Dan Brady.

OACBHA is honored to celebrate these wonderful leaders! To read more, click here <http://www.oacbha.org/docs/OACBHA_Recognizes_Annual_Award_Recipients.pdf>.

White Paper: Opioid Use, Misuse, and Overdose in Women The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health (OWH) recently published a white paper titled, "Opioid Use, Misuse, and Overdose in Women." This white paper explores what is currently known about the opioid epidemic, describes promising practices for addressing opioid use disorder prevention and treatment for women, and identifies areas that are less well understood and may warrant further study. The report was developed as part of an initiative supported by OWH to examine prevention, treatment, and recovery issues for women who misuse, have use disorders, and/or overdose on opioids. To see more, click here <https://www.womenshealth.gov/files/documents/white-paper-opioid-508.pdf>.

Governor Kasich Unveils Executive Budget On Monday, Governor Kasich released the SFY 2018-2019 Executive Budget. The all funds appropriation of $71.5 billion in SFY 2018 represents a 4.4% increase over estimated SFY 2017 spending. Medicaid Expansion is continued within this proposal and Medicaid spending still represents the single-largest program in the state budget with recommended all funds appropriations of $28.1 billion in SFY 2018. For more information on the biennial budget including details about mental health and addiction services funding along with other healthcare services, click here <http://www.healthtransformation.ohio.gov/Budget/BudgetFY1819.aspx>.

Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities for Ohio’s 2017 Opiate Conference Sponsor and Exhibitor opportunities are available for Ohio’s 2017 Opiate Conference: Bridges to Recovery. OACBHA, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, will host Ohio’s 2017 Opiate Conference on June 12-13, 2017. This is Ohio’s eighth annual opiate conference, and it will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus, Ohio. This event will bring over 1,000 behavioral health professionals together for two full days of education related to the opiate epidemic. Ohio’s 2017 Opiate Conference will have focus on treatment, prevention, recovery supports, medication-assisted treatment, criminal justice, and more! To see the funding opportunities for this event, click here <http://www.oacbha.org/ohios_2017_opiate_conference.php>.

Recovery Is Beautiful Highlight

A new video is on the Recovery Is Beautiful website! In this video, Donald shares what recovery means to him and his life. To see more, click here <http://www.recoveryisbeautiful.org/>.

 

 

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