Category: Opioid overdose

Sep 01

Wilmington, NC’s Solution to the Opioid Crisis

Governing By J. Brian Charles Jonathan Alexander Hayes was driving while high on opioids. It was the morning of Nov. 1, 2016, and the 24-year-old was approaching the busy intersection of Oleander Drive and Independence Boulevard in Wilmington, N.C., when he overdosed. Ahead of Hayes’ truck was the Richardson family. Mason, who was three days …

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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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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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