Rural Communities Opioid Response Newsletter
September 2022
Partnerships - Education - Advocacy - Resources
Join us for the 28th Annual Rural Health Association of Tennessee Conference!

Registration is open!

The draft agenda has been posted! Find out who will be speaking at this years conference, here.

Location: Pigeon Forge
Date: November 16-18, 2022

Register here.
National Recovery Month

The road to recovery can feel lonely, but we’re here to reassure you that you are not alone. In 2020, 40.3 million people aged 12 or older had a substance use disorder. Your path to recovery may look different from many, but #RecoveryIsPossible & help is available. #RecoveryMonth.

"Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person. Every Family. Every Community.” is more than just a theme — it’s a call to action. Learn more about how you can support recovery: click here.
Extended Shelf Life for COVID At-Home Tests

While the federal program for free at-home tests will be suspended on Friday, September 2, the Food and Drug Administration provides a list of authorized testing products that are still available over the counter. In some cases, the expiration date for a test may be extended, meaning the manufacturer provided data showing that the shelf life is longer than was known when the test was first authorized. Read more here.
Creating a Roadmap for the End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

To help healthcare facilities and providers understand the coming changes, CMS has developed a roadmap for the eventual end of the Medicare PHE waivers and flexibilities.

To learn more, click here.
Assessing Motivations for Non-prescribed Buprenorphine Use

Buprenorphine (Suboxone) is an effective treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD). However, there have been widespread reports of diversion and misuse. This study examined motivations for non-prescribed buprenorphine use among rural residents.

To learn more, click here.

Find Treatment
  • Behavioral Health Treatment
  • Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
  • Buprenorphine Practitioner & Treatment Program Locator
  • SAMHSA's National Hotline
  • Early Serious Mental Illness Treatment
  • Disaster Distress Helpline
  • Opioid Treatment Program Directory
  • Veterans Crisis Line
  • Substance Use Treatment Locator
  • Drug-Free Workplace

Upcoming Webinars
Young Adults in Recovery- Making Small Choices, Every Day

Date: September 30

Time: 12:15 p.m. CT | 1:15 p.m. ET

Access:Live-streamed via Zoom and SAMHSA's Facebook Page
Funding Opportunities
Mailing Address:
PO Box 656,
Decaturville, TN 38329
This service was supported by funds made available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, under GR-21-73441.The contents of this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of or endorsement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.