Category: opioids

Holyoke Medical Center: Grant-Funded Initiatives at Work to Shift Opioid Use Disorder Treatment toward Outpatient Basis

MassLive By Anne-Gerard Flynn Holyoke Medical Center will use a state SHIFT grant to “enhance timely access to behavioral health care” for opioid-dependent individuals and help advance their treatment beyond avoidable costly stays in acute care settings. The $750,000 awarded to Holyoke Medical Center was the largest amount any one entity could be eligible for when …

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Bevin Launches ‘Hope and Help’ Initiative to Combat Substance Use Disorder, Provide Vital Resources

KyForward.com By KyForward.com Staff Gov. Matt Bevin has announced a new statewide public awareness effort to continue the Commonwealth’s historic momentum in combating the opioid epidemic. The Governor’s Office, in collaboration with the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet’s (JPSC) Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP), is launching the “Hope and Help” initiative to provide vital …

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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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[Apply Now] Re-Employment Support and Training for the Opioid Related Epidemic Grant Program

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau is seeking applications for the Re-Employment Support and Training for the Opioid Related Epidemic (RESTORE) Grant Program, which provides funding to directly address the employment needs of women affected by the opioid crisis and combat its impact in some of the hardest hit areas of the country. Applicants will establish and/or …

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MAT Inside Correctional Facilities: Addressing Medication Diversion

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of FDA-approved medications in combination with behavioral therapies to treat alcohol and opioid addictions. When provided as part of the rehabilitation and reentry process for people incarcerated in correctional facilities, MAT addresses substance use as a criminogenic risk factor and may contribute to long-term recovery and reduced recidivism. As …

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[Apply Now] Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Training and Technical Assistance Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications that develop comprehensive strategies to respond to the opioid epidemic. This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing resources to state, local, tribal, and territorial efforts to reduce violent crime and drug addiction and enhance public safety, while supporting victims of the epidemic. …

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[Apply Now] First Responders-Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Grants

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is seeking applications for fiscal year FY 2019 First Responders-Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act grants. The purpose of this program is to allow first responders and members of other key community sectors to administer a drug or device approved or cleared under the Federal Food, Drug, and …

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[Apply Now] Strategic Prevention Framework – Partnerships for Success

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention is accepting applications for FY 2019 Strategic Prevention Framework – Partnerships for Success grants. The purpose of this grant program is to prevent the onset and reduce the progression of substance addiction and its related problems while strengthening prevention capacity and infrastructure at …

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In This Ohio Courthouse, Addiction Treatment Is Just down the Hall

Illinois Public Media By Paige Pfleger The Columbus, Ohio, area has been hit hard by the opioid epidemic. And local judges say their courtrooms are jammed with misdemeanor cases that are tied to addiction. Eager for solutions, they’re turning to a  treatment clinic in an unlikely location. On a busy morning at the Franklin County …

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American Jail Association 38th Annual Conference and Jail Expo

The American Jail Association (AJA) Annual Conference and Jail Expo is the only national event that focuses exclusively on local jails and detention facilities. The conference will offer an educational conference with networking opportunities, professional development, and access to emerging jail technologies and products. Topics will include issues related to mental health; bail reform; comprehensive reentry …

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