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Lincoln – National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, a week-long health observance dedicated to inspiring dialogue, education, and sharing resources about drug use and addiction, is March 20-26.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in 14 Americans reports experiencing a substance use disorder.
“This week-long health observance provides an opportunity to spread awareness, share information on resources, and improve prevention in communities across Nebraska," said Tony Green, Interim Director of the Division of Behavioral Health. “There is treatment available and recovery is possible. By spreading awareness, normalizing the conversation about substance use, and sharing resources in regards to prevention, treatment, and recovery, we can take steps towards reducing stigma and empower individuals to seek help and find support, while strengthening our communities."
Here are some drug and alcohol facts that you should know:
There are many ways to find Naloxone. You can find an up-to-date list of free Naloxone providers on the Nebraska Pharmacist Association's Stop-Overdose-Nebraska website at https://stopodne.com/. If you are interested in learning more information about Naloxone or are searching for resources, please visit https://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Drug-Overdose-Prevention-Naloxone.aspx.
There are laws in Nebraska to protect individuals who are taking action to help individuals experiencing an opioid-related overdose in their community by administering Naloxone.
Need to talk or get immediate help in a crisis? Help is available. If you or a loved one need assistance, please reach out to: