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Recovery Month Toolkit: Join the Voices for Recovery

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The toolkit for 2019 National Recovery Month from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2019’s Recovery Month Theme is Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Are Stronger. This toolkit includes information and resources for developing recovery month outreach strategies for four target audiences: community members, first responders, healthcare community members, and youth and emerging leaders. There is also a section with resources and information about treatment and recovery support services.

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Model Universal Access to Naloxone Act (3rd edition)

Source: National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws

This 2019 model universal access to naloxone act is designed to help state legislatures craft legislation to increase prescribing, dispensing, and use of naloxone to reduce opioid overdose deaths. Created by the National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws, it addresses multiple subjects including statewide standing orders, co-prescribing of naloxone with prescription opioids, distribution of naloxone by first responders, correctional facilities, and community organizations, and other essential legislative clauses.

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Model Act Providing for Warm Hand-off of Overdose Survivors to Treatment

Source: National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws

The National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws created this 2019 draft legislation for consideration by state legislatures. The model bill is intended to ensure warm hand-offs of overdose survivors to treatment.

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Principles to Guide Behavioral Health Practice in Pre-Arrest Diversion Programs

Source: The Police Treatment and Community Collaborative

The Police Treatment and Community Collaborative (PTACC) works to help law enforcement, treatment providers and their community partners develop alternative pathways to arrest and prosecution for individuals with substance use disorder and mental health conditions. This document defines the guiding principles for their work and briefly review the 5 pathways PTACC has designed for pre-arrest diversion programs.

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Quick Response Team: Lives on the Line

Source: Huntington, West Virginia Quick Response Team

A 2 and a half minute video about how the Cabell-County-Huntington, West Virginia Quick Response Team works to engage community members with substance use disorders in treatment. Funding Source:  West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

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Multiple Naloxone Adminstrations Among Emergency Medical Service Providers is Increasing

Source: Faul, M. et. al.

An analysis data by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention staff that shows that the incidence of multiple naloxone administrations by first responders increased significantly from 2012 to 2015 and varied by region of the country. Funding Source:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Fentanyl: Safety Recommendations for First Responders

Source: White House

This one page document lists safety recommendations for first responders who may encounter fentanyl in their work. Produced by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy in collaboration with federal agencies and professional associations. Funding source:  White House Office National Drug Control Policy

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Overdose Lifeline

Source: Overdose Lifeline

The website for Overdose Lifeline, Inc, an Indiana nonprofit that works with individuals, families and communities to address the consequences of the opioid epidemic. Their programs include education and training about opioid-related issues for individuals and first responders, and youth prevention and education programs. They also

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Huntington Quick Response Team Brochure

Source: Cabell County Emergency Medical Services, Huntington Police Department, Recovery Point, Huntington Comprehensive Treatment Center, & Prestera Center

This 2018 brochure describes the Huntington, West Virginia opioid overdose Quick Response Team (QRT). The QRT responds to opioid overdoses in the community within 24 to 72 hours by attempting to contact the individual in the community and provide an opportunity for substance use

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