Category: opioid addiction

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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Apply Now: Family Drug Court Research and Evaluation Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for the FY 2018 Family Drug Court Research and Evaluation Program. This program furthers the department’s mission to reduce substance addiction (including opioid addiction) by supporting rigorous research and evaluation efforts that inform the development of and improvements to family …

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Apply Now: Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-Based Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, in partnership with the Office for Victims of Crime, is seeking applications for the FY 2018 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program (COAP). COAP is designed to: support first responders and provide for the needs of crime victims; support diversion programs for non-violent individuals with illicit and prescription opioid addictions; implement …

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Apply Now: Drug Treatment Courts Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for the FY 2018 Drug Treatment Courts Program, which builds the capacity of states, state and local courts, local governments, and federally recognized tribal governments to enhance pre-existing drug courts or implement new drug courts for youth in the …

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Tucson Police Department Becomes National Leader in Mental Health Crisis Training

KGUN9 By Priscilla Casper The Tucson Police Department has become a national leader in dealing with the mental health crisis. The United States Department of Justice, Council of State Governments Justice Center and Police Foundation named TPD as a “National Law Enforcement-Mental Health Learning Site.” The department is one of four new agencies selected to be a learning site for other police and sheriff’s …

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Oklahoma Opioid Commission Lays out Legislative Priorities

The Oklahoman By Meg Wingerter The Oklahoma attorney general’s commission fighting the opioid crisis proposed at a meeting Tuesday a mix of changes to law enforcement, new rules for prescribers and increased data collection. The commission, which has met multiple times this year under the direction of Attorney General Mike Hunter, laid out five initial recommendations …

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Lake County Sheriff, Health Department, and Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities to Train At-Risk Inmates

Grayslake Patch By Hannah Goering On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Lake County Health Department and Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC) launched a Naloxone education program for Lake County Jail inmates. The program kicked off with a Lake County Health Department representative visiting the pods and informing inmates of the opportunity …

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Clark County’s Recovery High School Helps At-Risk Pupils

Las Vegas Review-Journal By Meghin Delaney  Khara Greenwell knows from her drug treatment program that there are three mainstays in the lives of those dealing with addiction: jails, institutions and death. At 16, she’s seen two of the three. “I knew death was next,” she said of her decision to shake her addiction to mind-altering …

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