A Matter of Substance

A publication of the IDPH Division of Behavioral Health.

Current Issue

April 2018  

  • Iowa Veterans in Treatment
  • YSS Francis Lauer Expands Adolescent Treatment in Iowa
  • CRUSH the Crisis
  • Your Life Iowa - Spotlight
  • Screening for Brain Injury

Archive Issues

January 2018  

  • Your Life Iowa - We're Your Every Life Support
  • AmeriCorps Update
  • IDPH Five - Year Substance Abuse Prevention Strategic Plan
  • Opioid Epidemic Report Card
  • Iowa Violent Death Reporting System & Overview of Suicide Report

October 2017  

  • Parents' Advice after Surviving Child's Suicide
  • Reggie's Sleepout Event
  • Brain Injury and Substance Use
  • New Program for Impaired Nurses
  • Building a Partnership with a Casino - A Winning Combination

July 2017  

  • 2016 Iowa Youth Survey School Reports
  • New Voluntary Self-Exclusion Legislation signed by Governor
  • From the Consortium: Pain Relief vs Misuse
  • Mannequin Challenge
  • Iowa Opioid State Targeted Response (STR) Project Summary

April 2017

  • National Mentoring Summit
  • AmeriCorps Week
  • Early Intervention
  • Licensure Standards FAQ
  • AmeriCorps Mentoring Training Series

January 2017  

  • Meeting the Needs
  • Training Reports and Announcements
  • Tools and Resources
  • Iowa Youth Survey
  • Provider Spotlight

October 2016  

  • Kathy Stone receives Ramstad-Kennedy Award
  • Responsible Gaming Education Week and Self-Exclusion Tool Kit
  • Opioids - National Governors Association Learning Lab
  • SPF-RX - Strategic Prevention Framework for Prescription Drugs
  • Recovery Month Activities

August 2016  

  • Newsletter Changes
  • Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) Signed into Law
  • Iowa Youth Survey Update
  • Directors Corner

July 2016  

  • 2016 Iowa Youth Survey
  • Naloxone Legislation
  • Family Treatment Court Initiative
  • Upcoming Events

June 2016  

  • CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain


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