Arizona Governor Doug Ducey
Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family
The Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF) distributes state and federal funds to public and private sector organizations. These organizations address one or more of the issues identified by GOYFF and they can apply for these funds. Grants are then awarded through a formal application process called a “Request for Grant Application”.
The following link Substance Abuse Resources for Providers will take you to Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family’s official website to get more information.
Opioid Drop Box locations in Yuma
Doctors write millions of prescriptions for powerful painkillers every year in Arizona, from oxycodone to fentanyl. Thousands of pounds of these type of painkiller medications go unused.
State and local officials have working to convince both consumers and healthcare providers in medical field to turn in these leftover narcotics to a designated source. Officials will then be able to dispose of them in the safest way possible, by incineration.
Turning them in to local law enforcement also helps keep these drugs out of the wrong hands. In 2015, more than 400 people died in the state of Arizona from an overdose of prescription pain relievers, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. Since then Arizona and the rest of the country has been facing a growing opioid epidemic.
On the consumer side, state and local officials have held numerous “take-back” events, set up drop-off locations at police stations and pharmacies across the state and issued guidelines to the public on how to safely dispose of their medications.
This link provides Dropbox Locations in Arizona.
CDC OPIOID Prescribing Guidelines 2016
Although the majority of opioids in the United States are prescribed by Non-pain Specialists, these providers often report inadequate training in chronic pain management and opioid prescribing.
The link Arizona Opioid Prescribing Guidelines provides Arizona’s current Opioid Prescribing Guidelines.
Screening for Opioid & Alcohol Referral Program (SBIRT)
Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is a public health initiative designed to impact health and other problems created or increased by the use of drugs and alcohol. Created by the World Health Organization, SBIRT has been around since the 1990’s. SBIRT is a comprehensive, integrated and public health approach that is based on universal screenings, creating awareness about America’s number one preventable health issue, substance use.
How does SBIRT work?
Healthcare providers using SBIRT should
- Ask patients about substance use during routine medical and dental visits
- Provide brief advice when seeing them
- If appropriate, refer patients who are at risk of substance abuse problems for treatment.
This link for Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) will provide information about SBIRT in Arizona, providing information and the tools needed for physicians to start implementing SBIRT.