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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.

Massachusetts collaboration will enhance social work training in addictions

November 15, 2017  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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A groundbreaking agreement with nine schools of social work will help equip Massachusetts social workers to excel on the front lines of addressing the opioid crisis.

Local governments step in to fill unmet SUD-related needs

November 6, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new report suggests that local governments are not getting the attention they deserve for responses to the opioid crisis and related problems.

Massachusetts police response to opioid crisis enlists AmeriCorps workers

October 31, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative has announced a program that will place 25 AmeriCorps members into Massachusetts police departments for their opioid-fighting efforts.

Addiction program uses team approach, medication to assist pregnant women

October 30, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The VCU Health Obstetrical Addiction Program in Virginia is working to improve maternal and child outcomes and to diminish stigma toward the pregnant patient.

Fact sheet on opioid treatments targets justice officials

October 27, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) seeks to separate ideology from evidence in discussing the importance of medication treatments in the justice system.

A patient survives an overdose, but what's next?

October 16, 2017  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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Led by a pioneering program in Rhode Island, peers are having some success in engaging rescued patients with opioid use disorders toward recovery.

Sheriffs' association will support 2018 Rx Summit

October 11, 2017  |  Staff report
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The Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare announces that the National Sheriffs' Association will be a supporter of the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, to be held April 2-5, 2018 in Atlanta.

A community's on-site outreach shifts law enforcement's mindset

October 5, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Care providers and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are working together to take a treatment-focused approach to incidents of aggressive panhandling among the homeless.

Peers will play pivotal role in New Jersey initiative targeting opioid use disorders

September 29, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Integrity House is among the New Jersey treatment providers that will test longer-term support efforts involving case managers and peer recovery specialists.

Screening tool digs deeper into opioid risk assessment

September 26, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A university and a justice services center have teamed up on a screening tool designed to offer a more precise assessment of opioid overdose risk and treatment need.

Report suggests aggressive health initiative to improve New Jersey reentry outcomes

September 11, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Intensive case management with elements of trauma-informed care and harm reduction would improve substance use outcomes for New Jersey inmates reintegrating into the community, a new report suggests.

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