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The Alaska Mental Health Board and the Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse will hold a telephonic meeting
January 17, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The meeting is open to the public, though no public participation or comment will be taken. An audio recording of the telephonic meeting will be made. The purpose of the meetings is for board members to hold a discussion in preparation for a work session with the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority board of trustees and staff scheduled for January 24, 2017. AGENDA
If you need additional information please contact Clarena Hieber, Administrative Assistant, at 907-465-8920.
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.
On or before November 30, 2016, the Alaska Opioid Policy Task Force will recommend strategies and policies to the Governor and Legislature to address the rising incidence of heroin use, prescription opioid abuse, and deaths due to opioid overdose. Visit the AOPTF Website
to learn more.Press release, 4/20/16
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