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Pain in the Nation

Source: Trust for America's Health & Well Being Trust

This issue brief discusses the current public health crises of drug overdoses, alcohol use, and suicides in the U.S.

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A State Policy Option to Expanding Methadone: Utilize Federally Qualified Health Centers

Source: Recovery Research Institute

In 2019, the state of Ohio passed legislation that allowed for alternative treatment settings for methadone delivery, including Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), prisons, jails and county health departments. The Recovery Research Institute prepared this plain language summary of a peer-reviewed study that looked at the effect implementation of the Ohio policy would have on expanding access to treatment.

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Situating the Continuum of Overdose Risk in the Social Determinants of Health: A New Conceptual Framework

Source: The Milbank Quarterly

This article presents a new conceptual framework for understanding the opioid crisis by describing factors that escalate risk for drug use, addiction, and overdose and proposes six policy strategies to address the epidemic’s root causes and deescalate risk. The framework promotes a comprehensive approach that recognizes the social determinants of health and shifts public policy from punishment to a public health approach.

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National Drug Control Strategy: National Treatment Plan for Substance Use Disorder (2020)

Source: Office of National Drug Control Policy - Executive Office of the President of the United States

The 2018 Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act required the Office of National Drug Control Policy to develop a plan to expand treatment of substance use disorder (SUD) in the United States.

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National Drug Control Strategy (2020)

Source: Office of National Drug Control Policy - Executive Office of the President of the United States

The 2020 National Drug Control Strategy from the Executive Office of the President of the United States describes 9 goals targeting 3 focus areas: prevention; treatment and recovery; and reducing the availability of illicit drugs in America.

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Rural Community Toolbox: Funding & Tools to Build Healthy Drug-Free Rural Communities

Source: Office of National Drug Control Strategy

The Rural Community Toolbox website, created by the Office of National Drug Control Policy, provides resources to fight addiction in rural communities. The toolbox provides information about funding opportunities and technical assistance offered by 16 federal departments and agencies.

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Rural Community Toolbox Fact Sheet

Source: Office of National Drug Control Strategy

This 2-page fact sheet details the Rural Community Toolbox produced by the Office of National Drug Control Policy. This fact sheet explains the resources included in the toolbox and explains the toolbox development process.

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Opportunities to Improve Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease Services: Integrating Responses to a Dual Epidemic

Source: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

This linked report details the work of integrating service for opioid use disorder treatment and infectious disease prevention and treatment. The report highlights programs that have successfully integrated treatment and provides recommendations for overcoming common barriers to service integration.

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