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Answering the Cry of our Warriors: Programming to Support Native Americans Re-entering the Community

Evidence Ranking: Proven

Source: National Indian Health Board

This case study briefly explains the components of the Warrior Down reentry program designed by White Bison, Inc. for use with American Indian and Alaska Native populations reentering communities following incarceration. Key elements of this successful program include peer-to-peer programming, the use of traditional healing practices, continuous support from prison to reentry in the community, and complimentary programming for family members.

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The Healing Forest Environmental Prevention Process: Community Effectiveness through Coalition Program Evaluation

Evidence Ranking: Proven

Source: Center for Substance Abuse Prevention Service to Science Initiative

This 2010 report describes the many programs White Bison, Inc., has developed to prevent addiction and create individual recovery and resiliency in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities including the Wellbriety model, the concept of the Healing Forest, and the Firestarter peer

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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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Best Practices for LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Recovery Housing

Source: Ohio Recovery Housing

This guide details considerations for providing safe, sober recovery housing for members of the LGBTQ+ community. It includes information to reduce stigma, information about common experiences of discrimination and lack of access to supportive care, and specific LGBTQ+ focused recovery supports.

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The Opioid Crisis and the Black/African-American Population: An Urgent Issue

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The opioid crisis has affected Black/African American communities in the United States. This report includes data on the prevalence of opioid use and the rate of overdose death in this population, a discussion of the contextual factors that impact the opioid crisis in these communities including lack of access to early intervention and treatment,

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Trauma, Racism, Chronic Stress and the Health of Black Americans

Source: Office of Behavioral Health Equity, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This report summarizes research into how trauma and racism lead to chronic stress and affect the health of Black Americans. The report describes research findings and provides information about evidence-based interventions designed to address trauma and racism and improve health in affected communities.

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Double Jeopardy: COVID-19 and Behavioral Health Disparities for Black and Latino Communities in the U.S.

Source: Office of Behavioral Health Equity - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This report describes disparities in the impact of COVID-19 on Black and Latino communities and the lack of access to services for these populations. The report describes strategies policymakers, community leaders and health care providers can adopt to address these disparities with links to further information.

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Changing the Narrative

Source: Health in Justice Action Lab - Northeastern University School of Law

Changing the Narrative works to reduce stigma in media representations of drug use and addiction. Created by the Health in Justice Action Lab at Northeastern University, the website provide evidence-based information to counter common myths about drug use and addiction

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