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Prison-based medication treatment in Rhode Island is reducing overdose deaths

April 9, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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An innovative opioid treatment program in Rhode Island's correctional system has leaders on the national level marveling at its data.

Rx Summit 18: Conway outlines President Trump's opioid-fighting goals

April 4, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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At a National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit plenary session, White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway discussed administration strategies to bolster the prevention, interdiction and treatment responses to the epidemic.

Rx Summit 18: Global community addresses US opioid epidemic

April 3, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Representatives for several international agencies shared highlights of their organizations’ efforts to fight the opioid crisis during a panel discussion at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit.

Conference highlights Connecticut's pacesetting medication treatment in prisons

March 14, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A plenary session at the conference of the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) featured a look at signs of progress in the correctional and insurance arenas.

New Jersey corrections staff gets intensive training in substance use disorders

March 1, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Besides helping them to understand the manifestations of substance use disorders, the training of New Jersey corrections officers also focuses on secondary trauma and self-care.

Arizona Opioid Summit: Law enforcement, practitioners seek solutions

February 15, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The rise of fentanyl, the role of trauma and changes to prescribing guidelines highlight the Arizona Opioid Summit at the Summit for Clinical Excellence.

Researchers develop convenient tests for detecting cocaine

February 14, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A Florida International University chemist and her students are developing tools to help law enforcement officers detect the presence of cocaine rapidly.

Nonprofits eligible for grants for offender reentry services

January 10, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Grants of up to five years are available to expand substance use treatment and related services for offenders returning to the community from incarceration.

SAMHSA announces drug court funding opportunity for 2018

December 28, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Drug courts that did not receive federal grant funding in 2016 or 2017 are eligible for five-year awards to expand substance use treatment services.

Leaders in Norway signal interest in major drug policy shift

December 22, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Legislative leaders in Norway indicate that they would like to enact a broad decriminalization of drug use in the country.

Justice institute: Don't turn away from treatment-focused approaches

December 14, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Vera Institute of Justice is making a research case for not returning to a punitive mindset as the nation combats the opioid epidemic.

Health profiles help officers respond to calls appropriately

November 16, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Kern County, Calif., behavioral health officials believe a database that includes participants’ health information will improve law enforcement responses during mental health emergencies.

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