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Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Education and Briefs


This resource is available to provide opportunities to complete activities, briefs, and online training to improve knowledge in substance use disorder treatment and best practices. Training credits will be provided for completed training hours. To receive credit, click the button below to indicate which trainings were completed and provide feedback on this newsletter and future newsletter content. 

Up to 2 training hours available for completing the newsletter activities and survey at the end. 
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT): 

There are many medications being used to treat substance use disorders now. Learn more about them here. 
How we talk about addiction matters

Leading the community conversation about the public health crisis of addiction starts with the words we use. The stigma of the disease keeps many of our neighbors from seeking the treatment they need. Clinical terminology describes the disease, treatment and recovery accurately and without judgement. Addiction isn't a choice. But we can all choose how we talk about the disease — changing minds, opening innovative pathways to care and saving lives. Check out the language guide by clicking below to get some new ways to talk about addiction!
Addiction Language Guide
Addiction Neuroscience 101
(23 minute video)

Learn about the science of addiction with Dr. Corey Waller and why Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) makes the most sense for treating Opioid Use Disorder.

He Was a Drug Cop. Then His Daughter Overdosed. 
(10 minute video plus article)

Kevin Simmers is a former police sergeant in Hagerstown, Maryland. During his tenure as a narcotics officer, he aggressively pursued drug arrests—especially those related to heroin. “I believed my entire life that incarceration was the answer to this drug war,” Simmers says in a new documentary from The Atlantic

Local Resources Spotlight 
425 W. Mulberry St., Ste. 101
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Depression. Anxiety. Drug and alcohol issues. When you or someone you care about is struggling with any kind of mental health or substance use concern, it’s hard to know where to turn for help. Connections offers answers, options and support that help you take the next step – the right step – toward mental health and freedom from substance misuse or addiction. Visit their website to find out more information.


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