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SAMHSA guide advances strategies for transitioning offenders to community

March 31, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new federal report discusses evidence-based approaches to transitioning incarcerated individuals with substance use or mental health disorders into the community.

Report recommends public health initiatives to fight use of synthetics in Houston

March 30, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A Rice University report states that an enforcement-focused approach to use of synthetic cannabinoids in Houston has not reduced use rates.

Local drug task force in Florida wants to be model for coalition building

March 8, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Delray Beach Drug Task Force is working to serve both the individual in need of services and the larger community.

First-year numbers from police program show success in referring to treatment

December 27, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A pioneering initiative in Gloucester, Mass., to help opioid-dependent individuals connect to services is showing success in the referral process, according to published statistics.

Ex-offenders empowered through jewelry making project

December 21, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A group of New Jersey women emerging from addiction and incarceration are finding a holiday employment opportunity through the organization Same Sky.

Location of drinking matters in evaluating sexual assault risk

December 12, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new study has found that where a college student drinks heavily may have a greater bearing on the risk of becoming a sexual assault perpetrator than whether he drinks.

Treatment center operator, Florida corrections department tangle again

November 10, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The Florida Department of Corrections and Bridges of America are once again at odds, this time over the department's plan to shift services away from community-based transition centers and expand in-prison treatment.

Progress reports on marijuana legalization draw opposing conclusions

November 3, 2016  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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How is state legalization of recreational marijuana playing out? The Drug Policy Alliance says "so far, so good," while Project SAM replies "not so fast."

Co-founder of opioid recovery initiative fired from police chief post

October 4, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Leonard Campanello, the Gloucester, Mass., police chief who has gained national acclaim for efforts to alter law enforcement's response to the opioid crisis, has been fired amid a probe into his personal conduct.

Law enforcement's treatment-focused initiative brings on director

August 30, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Allie Hunter McDade has been hired as the first full-time executive director of the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative, which now involves the participation of more than 150 local police departments across the country.

Treatment behind the walls: States gather to share information

August 4, 2016  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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State correctional systems are gradually coming to realize that they can implement successful in-prison treatment programs with medication treatments at the center.

Outstanding Clinical Care Award: UCSD Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Program

July 12, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A University of California, San Diego treatment program that specializes in serving those who have had previous unsuccessful treatment experiences is a recipient of a 2016 Outstanding Clinical Care Award.

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