Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) can last a lifetime, but they don't have to. Early exposure to family violence, abusive treatment, neglect, alcohol and drug abuse, or separated/divorced parents can lead to health and social problems, risk-taking behaviors and a shortened lifespan. Safe, stable and nurturing relationships and communities can break the cycle of abuse and maltreatment.
Professionals can play a critical role in assisting domestic violence victims and their children. This document provides information about signs and symptoms of children’s exposure to domestic violence and several steps to consider to better serve individuals and families experiencing domestic violence.
Developed as a resource for behavioral health professionals, this document provides a brief overview of those at risk of opioid overdose and effective strategies they can use to prevent opioid overdose.
Developed as a resource for licensed addiction counselors, this document provides a brief overview of those at risk of opioid overdose and effective strategies they can use to prevent opioid overdose.
Gambling behaviors activate reward systems similar to those activated by drugs of abuse and produce some behavioral symptoms that appear comparable to those produced by the substance use disorders.
This handout provides an explanation of three different ways of administering naloxone as well as a variety of frequently asked questions associated with this life-saving medication.
The North Dakota Task Force on Substance Exposed Newborns was comprised of representatives from state agencies, the legislature, medical providers,nonprofit entities focused on children’s health and wellbeing, Indian tribes, law enforcement, and the foster care community
Parent military deployment can be a difficult time of transition for children and families. This handout provides tips for parents on how to help prepare their child before parent deployment as well as signs of separation anxiety that might appear once the deployment has begun.
Designed to be easily stapled to a prescription bag when patrons visit a local pharmacy, this flyer highlights information about the potential risks associated with prescription opioids.
The five-point intervention framework to address the system surrounding substance exposed newborns illustrates five major time frames when intervention in the life of an infant can help reduce the potential harm of prenatal substance exposure. This handout provides a summary of this framework.
Substance Exposed Newborns are infants affected by prenatal exposure to substances such as prescribed medications, alcohol, illicit drugs, and tobacco. This handout illustrates different signs and symptoms of substance exposed newborns and best practices for treating both pregnant mother and substance exposed newborn.