Category: opioid addiction

Applying the Evidence: Legal and Policy Approaches to Address Opioid Use Disorder in the Criminal Justice and Child Welfare Settings Symposium

This symposium, hosted by the O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law in partnership with Business for Impact at the McDonough School of Business, is a convening of policymakers; experts in addiction treatment, harm reduction, health care, and law; people with lived experience; and leaders in law enforcement and criminal justice from across the country to …

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One Stop’ to Break down Barriers for Addicted, Homeless, Released Inmates and Others

Cincinnati Enquirer By Terry DeMio Austin Cicchinelli suffered from depression and addiction and swung from hopeful to despairing in a relentless cycle, his mother says. Amanda Cicchinelli tried desperately to get her son help every time he reached out. “It was a never-ending cycle of walls and barriers,” she said two years ago – just months after Austin died from a …

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[Apply Now] Tribal Opioid Response Grants

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is accepting applications for the Tribal Opioid Response grant program, which aims to address the opioid crisis in tribal communities by increasing access to culturally appropriate and evidence-based treatment, including medication-assisted treatment using one of the three FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid addictions. The intent is to …

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[Apply Now] Planning Initiative to Build Bridges between Jail and Community-Based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

The Institute of Intergovernmental Research is seeking applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, which is joining efforts with Arnold Ventures to support this nine-month planning initiative designed to help communities develop a comprehensive continuum of care model that targets the jail population and builds bridges between in-custody and community-based …

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Best Practices for Successful Reentry for People Who Have Opioid Addictions

People who are leaving incarceration face a significantly higher risk of relapse, overdose, and overdose-related death than people in the general public. Because of these odds, reentry is a critical time to provide rapid access to pre- and post-release treatment as well as informed supervision to people who have opioid addictions. This fact sheet from …

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Franklin City Encouraged by Early Results of New Addict-Assistance Program

Dayton Daily News By Ed Richter A six-month-old program aimed at getting help for people addicted to opioids is seeing positive results , according to leaders of the effort. The city’s heroin quick response team has contacted 65 people who have had an opioid overdose since its launch March 1. Called the Helping Overdose through …

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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 Download a PDF of the presentation. 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 risk of …

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Apply Now: Provider’s Clinical Support System—Universities

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is accepting applications for the Providers Clinical Support System–Universities (Short Title: PCSS – Universities) grants. The purpose of the program is to expand and enhance access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services for people with an opioid use disorder (OUD) seeking or receiving MAT by ensuring its practice is included …

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Apply Now: Targeted Capacity Expansion—Medication Assisted Treatment – Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is accepting applications for FY2018 Targeted Capacity Expansion: Medication Assisted Treatment – Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction (Short Title: MAT-PDOA) grants. The purpose of this program is to expand and enhance access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services for people with an opioid use …

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Opinion: If Addiction Is a Disease, Why Is Relapsing a Crime?

The New York Times By New York Times staff When Julie Eldred tested positive for fentanyl in 2016, 11 days into her probation for a larceny charge, she was sent to jail. Such outcomes are typical in the American criminal justice system, even though, as Ms. Eldred’s lawyer has argued, ordering a drug addict to …

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