The Rx Pain Medications. Know the Options. Get the Facts. is a series of 13 fact sheets designed to increase awareness of the risks associated with prescription opioid use and misuse, as well as to educate patients who are prescribed opioids for pain about the risks and to provide resources on methods for alternative pain management. This particular fact sheet focuses on using Naloxone as a deterrent to overdose.
This fact sheet describes for disaster response workers specific warning signs of substance use disorders. It also reviews specific indicators, such as physical and emotional, social and behavioral, and mental, and highlights when people should seek help.
Ayuda a los socorristas a identificar cuáles son las señales de advertencia del uso indebido del alcohol, de medicamentos recetados y de otras sustancias. Repasa los indicadores físicos, emocionales, sociales, conductuales y mentales de un posible abuso de sustancias y ayuda a determinar cuándo deben buscar ayuda.
In a disaster, it's essential that behavioral health responders have the resources they need—when and where they need them. The free SAMHSA Disaster App offers first responders immediate access for any type of traumatic event at every phase of response, including pre-deployment preparation, on-the-ground assistance and post-deployment resources.
This wallet card helps counselors identify people at risk for suicide. It presents information on what to do if someone is having suicidal thoughts, and lists warning signs of suicidal behavior. The card also gives the number to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
This brochure features the national Disaster Distress Helpline, which supports people who are coping with the after effects of a disaster. Learn about a disasters’ potential to cause psychological stress, warning signs of distress, and tips for coping.
This wallet-size card includes the national Disaster Distress Helpline and lists warning signs of distress. It encourages those experiencing signs of psychological stress to call or text the helpline for support.
This guide enhances cultural competence when serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities. It covers regional differences, cultural customs, spirituality, communication styles, the role of veterans and older adults, and health disparities.
This fact sheet provides tips for emergency and disaster response workers to help disaster survivors cope with the psychological aspects of a traumatic event. It offers strategies for managing intense emotions and promoting a safe, calm environment.
This manual gives background information, guiding principles, recommendations, and resources for developing culturally competent disaster mental health services. It includes suggestions for working with refugees and guidelines for using interpreters.
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