Category: opioid

Apply Now: Rural Opioids Technical Assistance Grant Program

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is seeking applications for the FY 2018 Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Grants (Short Title: ROTA). The purpose of this program is to develop and disseminate training and technical assistance for rural communities on addressing opioid issues affecting these communities. It is expected that grantees will facilitate the identification of model …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

Yadkin County, NC Commissioners Learn at National Convention

The Yadkin Ripple By Beanie Taylor As students returned to their regular regime of learning, Yadkin County Commissioner Kevin Austin described the education commissioners received over the summer. In addition to one every early spring in Washington D.C., the National Association of Counties holds a traveling national conference every summer. “This is the first time any …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading