In partnership with the National District Attorney’s Association, Addiction Policy Forum (APF) presents this free, on-line course about how district attorneys can contribute to solutions to the addiction crisis. The course includes material included in APF’s Addiction 1010 course covering instruction on addiction and the brain, the risk and protection factors associated with an individual’s likelihood of developing a substance use disorder, a discussion of the importance of language and the need to reduce stigma around addiction, an explanation of trauma and need for trauma-informed care, and a brief overview of treatment options and the need to match the intensity of treatment with an individual’s severity of substance use. The course concludes with 5 actions district attorneys can take to address the addiction crisis. The course includes brief quizzes to test users understanding of the material, and concludes with a list of resources and additional reading.
Funding source: Various grants and donations
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A free on-line education course with educational materials and information about how district attorneys can work to address the addiction crisis from APF and the National District Attorney's Association.