First responder? Law enforcement? Family or friend of someone at risk of an opioid overdose?
Please click on this link to fill out the form if you need Naloxone. Although there are still many details to work out (we still need to hire a Nurse who has been in recovery for at least two years to train and distribute Narcan in Region I) we are attempting to create a contact list of those who will need this life-saving drug, and approximately how many doses would be needed for the first of monthly orders.
More information about any of the following positions voted on by the Coalition can be found at https://sites.google.com/scadcoalition.org/policy.
The Open Container Law Issue Brief was accepted by the Coalition at the November 10, 2016 meeting:
The Coalition supports changes to the state’s Open Container law to be compliant with federal regulations. The Coalition also supports continued use of funding for activities that reduce alcohol impaired driving as have been conducted by the Highway Safety Office during the non-compliant years. Both measures support prevention of alcohol related traffic fatalities and send a strong message to youth.
The positions contained in the Prevention Alliance of Tennessee White Paper accepted by the Coalition at November 10, 2016 Meeting:
To further augment the policies in place to protect Tennesseans from secondhand smoke or vapor produced by any nicotine-delivery product, the Prevention Alliance of Tennessee recommends the following actions:
- Allow for more exemptions that return control to localities to reduce the exposure of children, youth, and non-smoking adults to secondhand smoke.
- Add “vapor products” to the definitions of the Children’s Act for Clean Indoor Air and the Non-Smoker’s Protection Act to protect children and non-smokers from nicotine and other pollutants.
On 11/10/16, the Coalition accepted the position about addiction treatment:
More treatment is needed in NE TN where addiction to harmful opioids and other drugs is an epidemic that produces a high rate of NAS babies, broken families and difficulties for employers to find workers who can pass a drug test.
On January 12, 2017, the Coalition voted to support the conclusion from community presentations by ETSU Center for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment that the evidence shows Medication Assisted Treatment is an effective treatment.
On January 12, 2017, the Coalition voted to support continuation of education for the community that MAT is an evidence-based, effective strategy to prevent relapse and support recovery