Category Archive: opioid addiction

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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Mar 29

Here’s What Trump’s New Executive Order Means for Opioid Addiction

PBS NewsHour By Laura Santhanam New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will lead a new national opioid commission created Wednesday by an executive order from President Donald Trump that also maps out his administration’s latest strategy to combat the public health crisis. The fight against the opioid epidemic is “one that’s incredibly important to every family …

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Mar 12

As Opioid Overdoses Rise, Police Officers Become Counselors, Doctors and Social Workers

The Washington Post By Katie Zezima The nation’s opioid epidemic is changing the way law enforcement does its job, with police officers acting as drug counselors and medical workers and shifting from law-and-order tactics to approaches more akin to social work. Departments accustomed to arresting drug abusers are spearheading programs to get them into treatment, …

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Mar 01

Maryland Governor Declares State of Emergency for Opioid Crisis

The Washington Post By Bill Turque REISTERSTOWN, Md. — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday escalated his administration’s response to the opioid-addiction crisis, declaring a state of emergency and committing an additional $50 million over the next five years to beef up enforcement, prevention and treatment services. Hogan (R) signed an executive order calling for the …

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