From ABCNews How sending mental health responders instead of police could save Black lives “One-quarter of fatal police shootings involve people with mental illness.” by Dr. Divya Chhabra New York City Mayor Mayor Bill de Blasio and first lady Chirlane McCray announced a pilot project this week that experts say could save lives by using […]
From WMDT 47ABC New opioid texting program launched from 211 Maryland and RALI by Anissa Lopez, October 21, 2020 MARYLAND- A new texting program recently launched by 211 Maryland and Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative for Marylanders suffering from opioid addiction, as well as their family and friends. Now, all they have to do is text […]
The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) has been awarded a 2-year grant of $32 million from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to address opioid use disorders and stimulant use disorders. The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) network is part of the grant’s coalition of 40 national professional organizations. The Opioid […]
Mediaplanet has just pushed out a national Opioid Awareness media campaign! The Opioid Awareness campaign focuses on opioid use among individuals, families, and communities within the United States, while highlighting resources regarding prevention, treatment, and recovery of opioid misuse. Topics include workplaces, stigma, families, pain management, COVID-19, children, co-occurring disorders, myths, among others.
From NAADAC’s Advances in Addiction Recovery How the Americans with Disabilities Act Addresses Addiction and Recovery By Oce Harrison, Ed.D., Project Director, New England ADA Center
From the Government Accountability Office OPIOID USE DISORDER: Treatment with Injectable and Implantable Buprenorphine Treatment for opioid use disorder may involve buprenorphine—a drug that can reduce or eliminate withdrawal symptoms and prevent relapse. We reviewed the use of long-acting injectable and implantable forms of buprenorphine for opioid use disorder. These forms release the drug over […]
From NPR A New Addiction Crisis: Treatment Centers Face Financial Collapse by Yuki Noguchi Fewer patients in recent months have been showing up for drug and alcohol treatment at REACH Health Services in Baltimore. But Dr. Yngvild Olsen, the medical director there, suspects it’s not for good reasons: Some have likely relapsed or delayed drug and […]