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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

04.24.20

Virtual Hill Briefing on COVID-19 and Addiction: Local Communities Respond

By Johan Marulanda

Please join us for a briefing, with opening remarks from Congressman Paul Tonko (NY-20), to discuss the current state of addiction treatment and harm reduction in communities grappling with COVID-19. Speakers will highlight local community responses to the simultaneous public health emergencies of opioid-involved overdoses and COVID-19. In addition, participants will share how recently waived […]

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Thematic Areas: Addiction & Public Policy

04.08.20

COVID-19 and Addiction Policy

By Johan Marulanda

The U.S. is in the midst of two declared public health emergencies: COVID-19 and an overdose epidemic. Now more than ever, addiction policy sits at the intersection of public health, criminal justice, and human rights. The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected the health services landscape across the country as the federal government waived federal related […]

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Thematic Areas: Addiction & Public Policy

03.30.20

EXPANDING ACCESS TO M-OUD IN DRUG TREATMENT COURTS MUST INCLUDE EXPANSION OF COMMUNITY-BASED TREATMENT CENTERS

By O’Neill Institute

Written by Sonia Canzater, Senior Associate, and Regina LaBelle, Director of the Addiction and Public Policy Initiative. Treatment courts (also known as drug courts), provide alternatives to incarceration and access to treatment for justice-involved individuals with substance use disorders.  The more than 3,000 treatment courts across the country reflect their local communities, communities that too […]

Thematic Areas: Addiction & Public Policy

03.20.20

An International Perspective on Opioid Use Disorder Treatment in Jails and Prisons

By Margherita Cinà

Co-written by Margherita Cinà (Fellow) and Regina LaBelle (Program Director of the Addiction and Public Policy Initiative). As jails and prisons across the United States continue to provide limited and fragmented medication-based treatment for opioid use disorder, it is worth looking beyond these borders to see what treatments for people in correctional settings are available […]

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Thematic Areas: Addiction & Public Policy

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