Category: Addiction Policy Forum

Feb 02

Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Family Day Conference

The Addiction Policy Forum will host CARA Family Day, named after the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). It is an annual event that brings together families directly affected by addiction from all over the United States to advocate on behalf of addiction resources and raise awareness to help end the stigma surrounding substance use disorders. Date: April 24–25 …

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Feb 02

Register for Webinar: Understanding the Brain Science of Addiction

Hosted by the Addiction Policy Forum This is the first in a series of courses on The Science of Addiction. Attendees and webinar participants will hear from Dr. Maureen Boyle, Chief Scientific Officer at the Addiction Policy Forum, about what science tells us about how addiction can hijack the brain and what this means for effectively …

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Jul 06

Pennsylvania’s Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Pilot Program for Justice-Involved Individuals

This fact sheet from the Addiction Policy Forum describes Pennsylvania’s Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Pilot Program for Justice-Involved Individuals is a program focused on achieving better outcomes for individuals experiencing substance abuse issues who are reentering society following a period of incarceration within a Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PA DOC) facility. The fact sheet includes the …

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Jun 07

Register for Webinar: Alternatives to Incarceration for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders

Hosted by the Addiction Policy Forum For at least the last decade, criminal justice policymakers and practitioners have been testing alternatives to incarceration as a way to ease jail overcrowding, meet the needs of people in mental health crises, provide access to services for a variety of behavioral health needs, and keep families intact. This …

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