LATEST NEWS & EVENTS

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DON'T FORGET ABOUT OUR MONTLY NARCAN TRAINING!
Stop by our office at 10 AM or 11AM  every 4th Thursday of the month for a FREE training!

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

What is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®?
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®, or NDAFW, is an annual, week-long (March 21-27), health observance that inspires dialogue about the science of drug use and addiction among youth. It provides an opportunity to bring together scientists, students, educators, healthcare providers, and community partners—to help advance the science, so that we can improve the prevention and awareness of substance misuse in our own communities and nationwide. It was launched in 2010 by scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to stimulate educational events in communities so teens can learn what science has taught us about drug use and addiction. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism became a partner in 2016, and alcohol has been added as a topic area for the week. NIDA and NIAAA are part of the National Institutes of Health.

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National Kick Butts Day

 

Kick Butts Day is coming up in April and we need YOUR help to make it amazing! Interested in joining our planning committee?

Email jsimpson@cheathamcoalition.org with your name and number and we will let you know when we are meeting to discuss plans! Volunteering opportunities will also be available for this event once an official date has been established!

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Safe Medication Disposal MATTERS

Don't flush your medications down the toilet/sink! Don't throw them in the trash! Help us keep prescription drugs off the street and out of the hands of at-risk individuals by bringing your medications to these locations! If you have any questions regarding what is/isn't accepted, call us at

 615-246-8075!

Safe Medication Storage MATTERS

Whether you have children in your home or simply have guests over often and you don't have a safe place to lock away your medications, OTC or Prescription, safe medication storage is essential for preventing accidents within your home. If you live in Cheatham County and need a lockbox, swing by and get what you need during our regular business hours!

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Community Partner Trainings & Events

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The Latest from TAADAS

Incorporating a Trauma-Informed Approach to Working with People Impacted by Incarceration

Presenter: Brenda Ingram, Ed.D., LCSW

January 21, 2022

1:00-4:00 PM Central



This presentation will review the neurobiology of trauma and the ways trauma affects people during and after their time in custody. It will include material on Adverse Childhood Experiences, as well as discussion on trauma-informed care and self-care.

Cultural Humility 

Presenter: Brenda Ingram, Ed. D., LCSW

February 4, 2022

1:00 PM -3:00 PM Central

 

Cultural humility was introduced as a tool to educate physicians to recognize that cultural competence is an elusive outcome for a process-related endeavor. It means that one can never be fully competent in everyone’s culture but can be open to learning from the individuals about their experiences and integrate those learnings into practice with service recipients from marginalized and under-resourced communities.

 

Participants will learn how to integrate the Cultural Humility model into their service delivery approaches. This involves self-reflection on implicit bias and stereotypes, addressing interpersonal power and privilege, and understanding the impact of social inequality and inequities.

A Word from SAMSHA: Know the Risks of Marijuana

 

Marijuana use comes with real risks that can impact a person’s health and life.

  • Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal substance in the U.S. and its use is growing. Marijuana use among all adult age groups, both sexes, and pregnant women is going up. At the same time, the perception of how harmful marijuana use can be is declining. Increasingly, young people today do not consider marijuana use a risky behavior.

  • But there are real risks for people who use marijuana, especially youth and young adults, and women who are pregnant or nursing. Today’s marijuana is stronger than ever before. People can and do become addicted to marijuana.

  • Approximately 1 in 10 people who use marijuana will become addicted. When they start before age 18, the rate of addiction rises to 1 in 6.



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