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Patrick Sidmore
Acting Executive Director

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December 15, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m.

Quarterly Board Meeting
Anchorage
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Vitamin D is important for strong bones and may contribute to overall good health. Alaskans should select foods that are high in vitamin D, such as Alaska salmon, and should talk with their health care provider about vitamin D and the risks and benefits of supplementation.


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Important iconThe Statewide Suicide Prevention Council is soliciting public comment on the update of the Alaska State Suicide Prevention Plan: FY2012-2017. The updated plan is scheduled to be released in January 2018. To view the revised content of the plan, please see the attached document. Public comment can be submitted via email at eric.morrison@alaska.gov, by fax at (907) 465-4410, or by mail care of SSPC, 431 N. Franklin St. STE 204, Juneau, AK 99801. The public comment period will close at the end of business on December 30, 2017.

Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health is a comprehensive review of the science of substance use, misuse, and disorders. This report, the first ever issued by the Surgeon General which speaks to the importance of the issues related to substance abuse. Previous reports of the Surgeon General, including those on tobacco (1964), AIDS (1987), and mental health (1999), have helped to create understanding and urgency to address critical public health challenges.



Alaska Opioid Policy Task Force
In response to Alaska’s heroin epidemic and communities’ call for action heard across the state, the Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, and Alaska Department of Health and Social Services are convening the Alaska Opioid Policy Task Force (AOPTF). This task force of Alaskan experts will work collaboratively with stakeholders and coalitions statewide.
Visit the AOPTF Website​ to learn more.



Alaskan Identify Alcohol As Top Health Issue

A survey of Alaskans for the Healthy Alaskans 2020 Initiative identified alcohol use andabuse and other substance abuse as two of the top ten health issues facing our state. This is an example of how the people of Alaska can have a voice in policymaking.

Healthy Alaskans 2020 is part of a national initiative that supports health promotion and prevention. Learn more about Healthy Alaskans 2020.​



 

Teen Alcohol, Drug Use Declined
Marijuana Use Steady

Nationally, high school students used alcohol and abused prescription medication less in 2014 than in 2013 but marijuana use rates stayed the same. Read about the Monitoring the Future Survey and see Alaska's Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data.

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Find out about SAMHSA grants for substance abuse prevention and intervention HERE.

ABADA/AMHB Newsletter articles.
Get information about programs and support for recovery.