This 1 page briefing paper summarizes the findings from a study of participants in In the Rooms, an online social network site for the recovery community. The study showed that recovery-specific social network sites show promise as part of the modern recovery community. More research into whether these sites help
For many people, access to a safe and supportive living environment is necessary to help them sustain recovery and avoid return to use, particularly in the early days of recovery. Recovery housing is intended to provide drug and alcohol free living spaces that also help residents build recovery skills and resilience and improve their well being.
This featured collection highlights a number of initiatives Arizona has undertaken to address the opioid crisis in the state.
Recovery support groups have been an important part of many people’s recovery, providing a safe space to seek support and provide mutual assistance to peers.
Arizona’s Department of Health Services adopted an enhanced opioid data surveillance program that requires first responders and health care providers to report suspected opioid overdoses, suspected opioid overdose deaths, naloxone distribution, and naloxone administration through an electronic reporting system. Providers are also required to report suspected cases of neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (neonatal abstinence syndrome). In addition, the state provides blood testing from suspected opioid overdoses by the public health laboratory and has a real time opioid data online dashboard. Links the project website, copies of the executive order and regulations, frequently asked questions, and implementation guides are available below.
The Online Museum of African American Addictions, Treatment and Recovery was created by Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, to serve as a central location for information about addictions, treatment, and recovery among African Americans.
This is a link to a free continuing education program for mental health clinicians and substance use disorder treatment providers from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. The training explores the relationship between adolescent trauma and substance abuse and includes interactive online modules, a webinar, and a 4-part Train the Trainer video series on working with youth and their caregivers. Funding Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
This commentary piece describes the effect the 2021 winter storm Uri had on the addiction treatment network in Austin, Texas and the significant challenges patients faced in maintaining access to medications to treat opioid use disorder.
In the Rooms is an online social network for individuals in recovery across the globe. The site requires users to create a log-in to access live online recovery meetings as well as other resources, although all services are free and confidential.
This resource captures the work of an executive working group of Medicaid leaders and national behavioral health experts convened by the National Association of Medicaid Directors to develop strategies to expand access to behavioral health services in Medicaid and CHIP.