New Addiction Medicine Toolkit – 17. 07. 2022


New Addiction Medicine Toolkit

New Addiction Medicine Toolkit:
Improve Treatment of Patients with Substance Use Disorders
CDC developed an Addiction Medicine Toolkit, endorsed by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, to promote collaboration with addiction medicine specialists to support effective patient treatment.
The Toolkit features:
Visit the Addiction Medicine Toolkit to learn about substance use disorders (SUDs) and the field of addiction medicine, including diagnosis and treatment of SUDs, linkage to care, methods to reduce stigma, and communication strategies that foster trust and help to build a collaborative patient relationship. Clinicians are eligible to earn free continuing education credits after completing all four training modules.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Addiction Medicine Toolkit, endorsed by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, provides information and resources to empower clinicians to treat and support effective treatment of patients with substance use disorders. The toolkit provides an overview of substance use disorders including diagnosis and treatment decisions, as well as strategies for effective communication and care coordination. Free continuing education credit is available.

Help promote these resources with sample social media posts:


  • An estimated 18.4 million people aged 12 or older had at least one substance use disorder in the past year including illicit substance use. Clinicians, grow your knowledge about effective treatments to help your patients navigate their own health. Explore @CDCgov’s new Addiction Medicine Toolkit today: #AddictionMedicine


  • An estimated 18.4 million people aged 12 or older had at least one substance use disorder in the past year including illicit substance use. Clinicians, grow your knowledge about effective treatments to help your patients navigate their own health. Explore @CDCgov’s new Addiction Medicine Toolkit today: #AddictionMedicine


  • CDC’s @CDCInjury new Addiction Medicine Toolkit for #Clinicians is now available! The Toolkit promotes more effective treatment of substance use disorders. Check out the new resources today! #AddictionMedicine
Recent Releases
CDC’s New Interactive Fatal and Nonfatal Overdose Data Dashboards
The CDC’s Division of Overdose Prevention has recently developed two interactive data visualization tools to display overdose data. The State Unintentional Drug Overdose Reporting System (SUDORS) SUDORS dashboard displays fatal overdose data from 2020, while the Drug Overdose Surveillance and Epidemiology (DOSE) DOSE dashboard displays current nonfatal overdose data.
For the SUDORS dashboard, participating jurisdictions provide data abstracted from multiple data sources including death certificates, medical examiner/coroner reports, and postmortem toxicology. Combined, these sources offer valuable fatal overdose data about drugs involved in
• overdose deaths,
• demographic characteristics,
• circumstances surrounding overdose deaths, and
• potential opportunities for intervention.
The DOSE system captures electronic health record information in syndromic surveillance data systems. DOSE was developed to analyze data and rapidly identify outbreaks and provide situational awareness of changes in suspected drug overdose-related ED visits at the local, state, and regional level.

Find both of these new interactive tools on the Drug Overdose Data Dashboards & Alerts page.

Announcements and Events
Answer the call! 988 Lifeline Suicide & Crisis Network Jobs
On July 16, 2022, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) will transition to an easy-to-remember, 3-digit number (988).
This represents an unprecedented opportunity to strengthen and expand the existing network of over 200 locally operated and funded crisis centers across the country.
In advance of the 988 transition in July, the Lifeline Suicide and Crisis network is looking to bring on new volunteers and paid employees to answer calls, chats, and texts from people in crisis. All employees and volunteers receive training, so if you are a caring person who wants to help those in crisis, apply today.


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  • Answer the call! The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline suicide and crisis network is made up of over 200 centers answering calls, chats, and texts from people in crisis. These centers are looking for empathetic volunteers, employees, and interns to serve as crisis counselors. You will receive training, so if you are a caring person who wants to help those in crisis, apply today. Find your opportunity:


Reproductive rights are human rights

27 June 2022

The European Public Health Association (EUPHA) released a comprehensive statement on sexual and reproductive rights (SRHR) in November 2021.[i] Now, following the decision by the United States Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, we revisit our statement.

We condemn unequivocally the Supreme Court’s decision to remove federal protection of women’s rights over their own bodies. We note with particular concern how recently appointed justices were asked, in their confirmatory hearings, whether they considered that Roe v. Wade was settled law. They said that they did.

While, technically, the ruling is about the responsibilities of the states and the federal government, the consequences are chilling. Thirteen states had trigger laws, written to come into force following a reversal of Roe v. Wade, while in others pre-1973 legislation returns to the statute book. These laws ban or severely limit access to abortion, in a country that already has the highest maternal mortality rates in the industrialised world.

These laws are based on ideas that have no place in the 21st century. They assume that women, from the moment of fertilization, surrender all their rights to decide the future of their pregnancy. The interests of the foetus are prioritised over their physical and mental health, and even their lives. They lose all rights to privacy and reproductive autonomy. The right to legal abortion is now accepted in the vast majority of countries worldwide. It is a recognition of the right of women to control their reproduction. Crucially, a ban on legal abortion is never a ban on abortion per se. Women can always find ways to terminate a pregnancy. The difference is safety. Illegal abortions are dangerous and, too often, deadly. Consequently, denial of access to safe abortion is a form of gender-based violence against women, widely viewed as amounting to torture and/or cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.[ii]

So why is EUPHA expressing concern about a decision that impacts women in another continent? There are two reasons. The first is that we stand in solidarity with our sisters whose fundamental rights are being removed. The second is that we have no room for complacency about the situation in our own continent.

Unlike the United States, almost all European countries are signatories to the European Convention on Human Rights. The European Court of Human Rights concedes that national legislatures can adopt statutory regulations allowing abortion under specific provisions but has also found that the prohibition of abortion when sought for reasons of health and/or wellbeing falls within the scope of Article 8 of the Convention, the right to respect one’s private life (A, B and C v. Ireland). The Court has also found that the notion of private life within the meaning of Article 8 applies both to decisions to become and not to become a parent (P. and S. v. Poland, Evans v. the United Kingdom, R.R. v. Poland, and Dickson v. the United Kingdom).

Yet even where abortion is legal, women may face barriers to obtaining them. Barriers may be placed in their way, such as mandatory waiting times or necessity to obtain permission from legal guardians or doctors.[iii] And in some countries and regions there may be bans, whether de jure as in Malta or Poland, or de facto, as in Northern Ireland. Besides the threat to the health of women from these policies, they are deeply discriminatory. Throughout history, women with wealth or connections have been able to have their pregnancies terminated safely. This is not an option for those who suffer disadvantage, something that can take many forms from poverty to exploitation or control. There is a clear danger that those who, for ideological or other reasons, seek to remove women’s rights will draw encouragement from the Supreme Court’s ruling.

As a public health association, we recognise how any restriction on safe legal access to abortion is something we cannot ignore. First, it is a threat to health, of the women who have unintended pregnancies and to the families those dying leave behind. Second, it is a cause of inequalities, disproportionately affecting the most disadvantaged.  And third, the right of women to make choices, in privacy, about their own reproduction is a fundamental right. In these circumstances, silence would imply acquiescence.

EUPHA’s Working Group on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment thus welcomes the statement by UN Women: ‘Reproductive rights are integral to women’s rights, a fact that is upheld by international agreements and reflected in law in different parts of the world’[iv] and the Joint web statement by the UN human rights experts.[v] We reaffirm our position and stand in solidarity with women all over the world. We call to action our colleagues in other professional associations, in civil society, and in international and national bodies, to join their voices to ours and support women in claiming their fundamental rights and our colleagues who work to safeguard the reproductive rights of women and girls wherever they live.

PDF – Reproductive rights 2022


Koncentracija olova u krvi dece u Srbiji | Branislava Matić i dr Borislav Kamenov

N1 – 01.06.2022.

Popović: Visoka koncentracija olova u krvi dece u Srbiji zbog zagađenja

Trujemo sami sebe

IPU and FAO, 2021. Food systems and nutrition – Handbook for parliamentarians N°32. Rome.

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Пандемија COVID-19 је разоткрила све слабости система исхране широм света. Покрет Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) је покренуо акцију на јачању производње здраве хране и промоцији здраве исхране. Обавеза је народних посланика je да се боре за искорењивање свих облика поремећаја исхране и стварање окружења за одрживу производњу здраве хране у свакој земљи.
Овај приручник за парламентарце, даје препоруке како подржати и координирати све учеснике у процесу производње хране и здраве исхране, те како обезбедити широко учешће разних учесника, кроз транспарентан процес, кроз који појединачни интереси неће надвладати јавно добро.

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