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Recovery Works: 3.0 Creating a Recovery Friendly Workplace Toolkit

Source: Connecticut Department of Labor, Connecticut Department of Public Health, & the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

The Connecticut Recovery Friendly Workplace (RFW) toolkit assists in creating a recovery friendly workplace. Resources in the toolkit include assessments of current practices, principles of a RFW, guidance for implementing a RFW policy including sample policies and communications documents, and links to additional resources such as training opportunities.

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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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Ohio Addiction Policy Inventory and Scorecard

Source: HPIO Addiction Evidence Project

This 2019 report evaluates the state of Ohio’s efforts to adopt evidence-based practices to address addiction in the law enforcement and criminal justice systems. The report reviews state-level policy

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COVID-19 Pandemic Impact on Harm Reduction Services: An Environmental Scan

Source: National Council for Behavioral Health

This report provides a comprehensive review of recent research about the effects of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) on substance use and people who use drugs (PWUD) as well as information from key informant interviews with 21 staff members from harm reduction organizations in the United States about the experiences of PWUD and their service providers during this pandemic.

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Peers

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration’s (SAMHSA) web page contains information about peer support services. Included are details about what role peer support providers play in substance use disorder and mental health treatment and recovery services as well as links to additional SAMHSA peer support resources.

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Online Museum of African American Addictions, Treatment, and Recovery

Source: Online Museum of African American Addictions, Treatment, and Recovery

The Online Museum of African American Addictions, Treatment and Recovery was created by Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, to serve as a central location for information about addictions, treatment, and recovery among African Americans.

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Integrating Medications for Opioid Use Disorder into a 12-step Treatment Program

Source: Recovery Research Institute

Traditional 12-step, abstinence based substance use disorder treatment programs have generally rejected the use of medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD). The Recovery Research Institute provides a plain-language summary of research that looked at whether it was possible to incorporate MAT into the treatment services offered by a leading 12-step oriented treatment facility.

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Recovery Oriented Compliance Strategy (ROCS): Latest Tool in Opioid Fight

Source: Tennessee State Courts

The Tennessee Recovery Oriented Compliance Strategy (TN ROCS) program serves drug offenders who have an urgent need for treatment but do not meet the criteria to qualify for participation in a Drug Recovery Court program.

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Reverse Overdose Oregon

Source: Oregon Health Authority

Reverse Overdose Oregon’s website provides information for patients, caregivers and citizens on obtaining and learning how to use naloxone to reverse opioid overdose. It also includes employee training materials, a media guide and includes Spanish language resources.

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