Category: opioids

[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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Register for Webinar: Hot Topics in Managing Pregnant Women in Jail-Based Settings

Hosted by the National Sheriffs’ Association Pregnant women present a unique set of medical, social, logistical, and custody issues for jails. This webinar, presented by an ob-gyn who has worked in jails and on developing best practices guidelines, will highlight some of the challenges and opportunities for jails to safely and appropriately care for and …

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Register for Webinar: The Role of Technology in Solving the Opioid Crisis and Opioid Crisis Update—Where are We Now?

Hosted by the National Council for Behavioral Health This webinar is designed to discuss the state of the opioid epidemic in healthcare, including what progress has been made since a federal state of emergency was declared one year ago, and since the Opioid Commission issued its recommendations for dealing with the crisis. Aaron Williams, MA, …

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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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