Category: addiction

Reentry Essentials: Prioritizing Treatment for Substance Addictions

By The Council of State Governments Justice Center Staff This is the sixth in a series of posts on aspects of successful reentry. Each post will include curated resources related to the featured reentry topic. A large proportion of people in the criminal justice system have substance addictions: a Bureau of Justice Statistics study found, …

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Register for Webinar: Best Practices for Successful Reentry for People with an Opioid Addiction

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center, with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Date: Thursday, July 26 Time: 2–3:30 p.m. ET People leaving incarceration and returning to the community face significant challenges; those who also have an opioid addiction face even more, as they have a significantly higher …

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Opioid Addiction Screening and Assessment for People in the Criminal Justice System

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Download a PDF of the presentation. This webinar focusses on best practices for screening and assessment of people in the criminal justice system who have opioid addictions. Dr. Roger Peters of the University of South …

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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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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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Apply Now: Substance Abuse Program Grant

The Hanley Family Foundation is accepting pre-proposals for grants to support organizations whose primary focus is to help individuals recover from, or avoid, substance use disorder. Due to the lack of treatment services, opportunities to support new or expanding programs that will allow more people to seek recovery are particularly welcome, but prevention-oriented projects are not …

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