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11.12.20

Medication-Based Treatment for Substance Use Disorder in Correctional Facilities: Critical Components Missing from MOUD Legislation

By O’Neill Institute

This expert column was written by Madelyn O’Kelley-Bangsberg. Over the last several years, there has been increased attention to establishing adequate withdrawal and treatment protocols for persons with substance use disorders in jails and prisons. Advocates are trying to increase the availability of medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) within correctional facilities by bringing litigation […]

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Thematic Areas: Addiction & Public Policy

11.10.20

Medication-Based Treatment for Substance Use Disorder in Correctional Facilities: Factors Influencing the Enactment of Legislation

By O’Neill Institute

This expert column was written by Madelyn O’Kelley-Bangsberg. Across the country, correctional institutions are implementing medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) programs in jails and prisons to save lives and money. However, barriers to further expansion of MOUD programs persist, including stigma and immediate costs. In 2018, only 1% of jails and prisons in the […]

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Thematic Areas: Addiction & Public Policy

10.19.20

Medication-Based Treatment for OUD in Corrections: A Review of Model State Legislation

By Cynthia Sun

Please join us for an interactive discussion on expanding access to evidence-based treatment for individuals with opioid use disorder. During the virtual roundtable, speakers will review a new model law on Access to Medication for Addiction Treatment in Correctional Settings.  Access to evidence-based treatment during incarceration is central to any effective overdose prevention strategy. Medication-based […]

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Thematic Areas: Addiction & Public Policy

08.11.20

Medication-Based Treatment for Substance Use Disorder in Correctional Facilities: 2020 State Legislation & the Long Road to Providing Treatment to Incarcerated Populations

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Kristin D. Ewing.  Over 20 million people reported having a substance use disorder in 2018, including alcohol use disorders and opioid use disorders. As the science continues to shift on best practices for substance use disorder treatment, there has been a huge push to increase access to treatment and recovery […]

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Thematic Areas: Addiction & Public Policy

07.21.20

Future State: Addiction Policy, Decarceration, and Connection to Care

By Cynthia Sun

July 28 12:00-1:30 EDT For the past several decades, incarceration has been one of our nation’s primary tactics in addressing substance use and substance use disorders, resulting in record rates of incarceration, particularly for people of color in the United States. Research shows that incarceration does little to address problematic drug use and, in reality, […]

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Thematic Areas: Addiction & Public Policy

07.13.20

The Impact of the Telehealth Response for E-Prescribing Addiction Therapy Services (“TREATS”) Act

By O’Neill Institute

This blog post was written by Landon Myers. Four months after the United States began to feel the effects of COVID-19, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced the Telehealth Response for E-Prescribing Addiction Therapy Services (“TREATS”) Act. During the pandemic, policymakers and insurers have strongly embraced telehealth, or the remote provision […]

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07.06.20

Data Collection & Outcomes Measurement: Impact of Access to Medication-Based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Correctional Facilities

By Johan Marulanda

As correctional facilities across the country implement new programs to address substance use disorder, many are leveraging data collection efforts, process measures and outcomes measures to determine success, sustainability, and community impact. This virtual event convenes researchers from across the country who are evaluating the impact of medication-based treatment for OUD in correctional facilities on […]

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Thematic Areas: Addiction & Public Policy

06.17.20

Challenges & Opportunities in Implementing Medication-Based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Rural and Mid-Sized County Jails

By Johan Marulanda

This virtual event will provide a look at how rural and mid-sized counties are implementing medication-based treatment in corrections, along with opportunities to expand programs. This interactive session will provide opportunities for state and county leadership to engage with experienced experts from the field on developing successful models, overcoming implementation hurdles, identifying funding, and successful […]

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Thematic Areas: Addiction & Public Policy

06.02.20

Medication-Based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Jails and Prisons: National Trends & Best Practices

By Johan Marulanda

This virtual discussion will provide an overview of national trends related to medication-based treatment for opioid use disorder in correctional facilities and will highlight successful models and best practices from across the country. Speakers will discuss trends in positive outcomes following implementation of these programs, including significant reductions in opioid overdose deaths and recidivism, as […]

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Thematic Areas: Addiction & Public Policy

05.22.20

Recovery Policy Collaborative

By Johan Marulanda

The Recovery Policy Collaborative is a network of experts in health, human rights, policy and law who have lived experience with addiction. We are current and former government officials, innovators in the treatment, recovery, and harm reduction fields, lawyers, doctors, researchers, clinicians, professors, policymakers, tech entrepreneurs, funders, and advocates from across the US who seek to […]

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Thematic Areas: Addiction & Public Policy

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