Category: opioids

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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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 …

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We’re Failing in the Opioid Crisis—a New Study Shows a More Serious Approach Would Save Lives

Vox By German Lopez The opioid epidemic is the deadliest drug overdose crisis in US history — on track to kill more people over the next decade than currently live in entire American cities like Miami or Baltimore. A new study, published in the American Journal of Public Health on Thursday by Stanford researchers Allison Pitt, Keith Humphreys, and Margaret …

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Rehabilitation Plus Rehab? Jails Treat Inmates with Opioid Addiction Medication

Governing By Anna Gorman At a time when the U.S. government is trying to deal with a nationwide opioid epidemic, many jails across the country are only now rolling out medicines to help inmates overcome addiction. And most of those jails dispense only one of the drugs currently available. Nearly 1 in 5 jail and …

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Apply Now: Opioid Affected Youth Initiative

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for funding under the FY2018 Opioid Affected Youth Initiative. The initiative will fund sites to develop a data-driven, coordinated response to identify and address the challenges that result from opioid addiction that are impacting youth and community safety. Sites will work …

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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: 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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International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference

The 2018 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference will bring together more than 15,000 public safety professionals to learn new techniques, advance knowledge and careers, and equip departments for ongoing success. The education program will include topics that address contemporary or emerging issues confronting the law enforcement profession and the leaders of law enforcement agencies worldwide. …

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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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Tennessee Governor Touts $30M Plan to Fight Opioid Epidemic

U.S. News & World Report By Jonathan Mattise Gov. Bill Haslam touted a $30 million plan Monday that focuses on prevention, treatment and law enforcement to attack an opioid epidemic that kills at least three people a day in Tennessee. The Republican governor released details of the ‘TN Together’ initiative in a news conference Monday alongside …

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