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COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Response and 42 CFR Part 2 Guidance

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This guidance from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration addresses patient privacy protections for substance use disorder (SUD) services under CFR 42 Part 2 during the Covid-19 public health emergency.

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All Sheriffs’ Authority 2019 Mental Health Report: Recommendations

Source: National Sheriffs' Association

This 2019 report from the National Sheriffs’ Association and partners details their policy recommendations regarding mental health (MH) and substance use disorder (SUD) issues. Recommendations include:

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Opioids Uncharted Initiative

Source: RAND Corporation

The website for RAND Corporation’s Opioids Uncharted initiative compiles RAND’s research on all aspects of the opioid crisis with an emphasis on understanding the multifaceted complexity of the issue. The website includes links to reports, commentaries, blog posts, and multimedia resources.

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Bringing Science to Bear on Opioids: Report and Recommendations from the ASPPH Task Force on Public Health Initiatives to Address the Opioid Crisis

Source: Association of Schools & Program of Public Health

This 2019 report from the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) presents the recommendations of ASPPH’s Task Force on Public Health Initiatives to Address the Opioid Crisis. The report provides recommendations for policy officials to address the crisis in 8 subject areas:

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Illegal Pill Presses: An Overlooked Threat to American Patients

Source: National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators, and The Partnership for Safe Medicines

This report examines the use of illegal pill presses to create counterfeit medications that have been linked to overdose deaths in 29 states. Written by professionals from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators, and the Partnership for Safe Medicines, the report looks at the extent of the problem and considers possible legislative and law enforcement options to address the risk.

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HHS.gov/Opioids

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Website for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) opioid initiative. Includes specific information about prevention, treatment, recovery, and HHS’s response to the crisis, as well as resources to find treatment, HHS opioid reports, and videos of personal stories.

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Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

Source: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

This 2016 comprehensive report includes detailed information on the prevalence of substance use and misuse in America, an overview of the science of addiction, information about the continuum of care from prevention through treatment to recovery, and a discussion of how health systems are changing to meet the growing need for addiction services.

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Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Spotlight on Opioids

Source: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

This 2018 “Spotlight on Opioids” report from the US Surgeon General includes information about the prevalence of opioid use disorder in America, discusses the neurobiology of opioid addiction, describes the continuum of care for treatment and recovery, and provides a list of key federal resources.

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