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Stimulant use on the rise in jail population

June 29, 2018  |  Norman G. Hoffmann, PhD, Alyssa L. Raggio, MS, Albert M. Kopak, PhD, and Kaitlin A. Guston, MS
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Research shows that among inmates with substance use disorders, stimulant use is at least on pace with opioids.

Police leaders issue 10-point plan for opioid crisis response

June 7, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Recommendations in a new report from police departments that are redefining their approach to the opioid crisis range from referring individuals to medication-assisted treatment to exploring the merits of supervised injection sites.

Is the patient ready? Is that even relevant?

May 21, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New research suggests that individual-level factors such as treatment readiness may have little bearing on whether a person stays in treatment.

Alaska becomes final state to join HIDTA network

May 1, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The federal government has designated the areas around Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau, Alaska as a High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA).

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.

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