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Thank you for
the work you do for
our UP communities
EMS Personnel
August 19th, 11AM-3PM EST:
Know a UP first responder? Share this training with them!
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Updates in our World
Rapid Increase in Drug Deaths Involving Stimulants

Overdoses involving psychostimulants in rural areas are under-addressed

Upcoming FREE Trainings
Grief and Managing an Overdose Death

Learning Objectives:

•Define grief and loss
•Discuss common grief reactions resulting from an overdose death
•List three therapeutic approaches for working with clients grieving a loved one lost to an overdose death
•Discuss self-care strategies to manage cumulative grief from death of clients
What Clinicians Need to Know About Trauma

Learning Objectives:

•Describe impacts of trauma
•Explain connection between trauma and substance use disorders
•Provide two trauma-informed strategies of engagement with clients with substance use disorders

Recorded Webinar- 1 Hour
*Must register first (free)
Stress, Relaxation, and Mindful Breathing

Learning Objectives:

State the relation between stress and bodily responses
•Summarize rationale for relaxation and mindfulness in clinical settings in relation to stress, pain, and distress
•Describe clinical utility for relaxation and mindfulness to clients
•Instruct two techniques based on scripts provided
Upper Peninsula
Community Resources Page
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 Peer Recovery Coach Directory
International Overdose Awareness Day-
UP Wide Narcan Distribution

Alger: August 31 from 9:00 to 1:00pm at Chatham Co-Op 

Dickinson/Iron: August 27 from 10am and 2pm at GLRC in Iron Mountain and Northpointe in Iron River

Houghton/Keweenaw: August 31 from 10am to 1pm at Wester UP Health Dept

Mackinac: August 31 from 2pm and 5pm at the St. Ignace Family Fare

Marquette: August 31 from 10am and 4pm at Marquette Commons and Ishpeming (site and time TBA)
Mindfulness Practice
100-Day Mindfulness Challenge:
Receive daily mindfulness meditations, worksheets and more: Click

Practice Gratitude:
Struggling with negative thoughts? Try this guided gratitude worksheet: Click
Provider Toolkit Available Online
One of the large projects of the Beyond the Save grant has been creating a Provider Toolkit to distribute across the UP.

A digital copy is available now on our website! You can download and review this important information about Substance Misuse and the resources available to in the UP. Share with anyone who you think might benefit from the info contained in this toolkit.

After reviewing, please complete our evaluation survey and share your thoughts with us.
Where can you find free Narcan in your community?
Congratulations to our August Winner - Cassandra Cira
Question: What are symptoms of PTSD?
Possible Answers: flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, heart palpitations, nightmares, avoiding triggers, depression symptoms, emotional numbness, hyperactive, etc.
Great Lakes Recovery Centers is working with MiREMS, Dial Help, NorthCare Network, Marquette-Alger EMS Medical Control Authority, and our partners - the UP Coalition Network to reduce opioid deaths and overdose across the Upper Peninsula. 
This project and website is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1,000,000 with no percentage financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.