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Volume: 13



13 February 2017

“Dripping” In The News Heroin & Synthetic Drug Abuse Employees Struggling Substance Abuse Education for Lawyers Drug Crisis Founders? Role of Religion Pain Killer Addict Kicks Habit with Marijuana

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This publication was supported in whole or in part by the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency (SAPTA) through State General Funds and/or the SAPT Block Grant for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. DHHS, SAMHSA, or the State of Nevada.

A recent study by Yale researchers found that one in four high school age youth have tried “dripping.” Dripping is when a person modifies the usage of e-cigarette by dripping the e-liquid onto the heating coils within the e-cigarette unit, to ‘produce a thicker cloud of vapor’. According to this study, this method of e-cigarette use has a stronger hit, and produces a better taste. According to this study, “males, white students, teens who had tried multiple tobacco products and those who used e-cigarettes on more days in the past month were more likely to use the devices for

dripping.” Although it is illegal to sell electronic cigarettes and cartridges to people under 18, there is an increasing amount of youth under 18 utilizing these items. Recently the Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy published a report on the risk of e-cigarette use and young people. This report cited previous research that suggests that “dripping” exposes the user to increased amounts of dangerous and harmful chemicals. The researchers found that when e-liquid were exposed to the high temperature of the coils it could produce a much more toxic vapor, than by simply using the

cartridge. “’Technology is way ahead of the science,’ Dr. Shihadeh concurred. ‘We’re creating this stuff, and we don’t understand the implications.’” Further research will need to be done to determine the health risks related to using e-cigarettes, including altered usage such as “dripping”. Teens Tried “Dripping” 1 in 4 Teens Tried “Direct Dripping” E-Cigarettes Puff of Carcinogens E-Cigarette & “Dripping” E-Cigarettes & Tobacco Real-World E-Cig Use Know the Risks Lacey Ojers

NPRC Bibliographies We are currently working to update our bibliographic resources. Be on the lookout for updated information on our website, clearinghouse and on the NPRC Update regarding new bibliographies. These bibliographies are lists of materials that are

related to a particular topic dealing with behavioral health and substance use. We try to update these as we add new resources to our clearinghouse so that our patrons can have a list of all related materials, including the year of publication and the description of the

item where available. Lacey Ojers

Events and Opportunities APHA 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo Call National Prescription Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit for Abstracts

Prevention of Opioid Misuse in Women

The American Public Health Association has set a call for abstracts for presentations at the APHA 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo in Atlanta, GA. The theme for next year’s meeting is “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health.” There will be Oral Sessions, Roundtable Sessions, and Poster Sessions. Check out the website below for more information on the topics and individual due dates. Depending on the topic, abstracts are due February 20-24, 2017

The 2017 National Prescription Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit will be held in Atlanta, Georgia April 17-20, 2017. This summit is “where solutions are formulated, stakeholders convene, and change begins” concerning the opioid crisis. There are several topic areas to focus on: heroin, law enforcement, advocacy, prevention, treatment, pharmacy, etc.

The Office on Women’s Health currently has a funding opportunity available. These cooperative agreements should work to prevent the misuse of opioids by women throughout their lives. Primary and secondary prevention efforts must be the focus of these projects. Projects should offer program development and implementation, health education and policy efforts to support prevention.

April 17-20, 2017 in Atlanta, GA

Application deadline is April 7, 2017

Statistician Position

Evaluation: From Learning to Action 2017 Call for Proposals

SAMHSA is hiring a statistician to work in the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ). The incumbent would be responsible for identifying specific statistical research that are worthy of investigation, they would initiate and monitor statistical studies, prepare analyses, present results, advise on surveys, etc. Position closes March 13, 2017 For more information please click here.

Click here to register.

The AEA is currently accepting proposals for the 2017 Evaluation conference, November 6-11, 2017 in Washington, DC. This conference will explore ways to learn from evaluation to better practices and outcomes. AEA is looking for presentations in a variety of formats: panel discussions, lectures, roundtables, workshops, ignite sessions, etc.

SAMHSA Grant Deadlines There are several SAMHSA Grant applications due between now and then end of March. Below is a list of the grants with application deadlines coming up, click on the grant title for more information. Also check out our Grant Deadlines page periodically as other grants become available throughout the year. Application deadlines vary by grant.

Proposals accepted until March 16, 2017 Click here to submit a proposal.

CASAT SAPTA-sponsored Training Events Behavioral Health: Gambling and Other Disorders Denise Quirk, MA Friday, February 17, 2017 Nevada CoOp Extension, Las Vegas Click here to register Denise Quirk, MA Friday, February 24, 2017 UNR Redfield Campus, Reno Click here to register

Treatment for Adolescents with Co Occurring Disorders Lucy Sei, LCSW Friday, February 17, 2017 UNR Redfield Campus, Reno Click here to register Advanced Ethics Training Applications for Clinicians and Supervisors Saul Singer, MFT, LCADC Friday, February 24, 2017 Nevada CoOp Extension, Las Vegas Click here to register

The CASAT SAPTA-sponsored training events website has additional online training opportunities. These online training videos allow you to gain CEHs by registering for and watching videos. For an ongoing list of CASAT SAPTAsponsored Training Events click here.

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