This issue brief explores syringe services programs (SSPs) and how they can improve public health. The paper describes the benefits of SSPs such as reduced rates of HIV and hepatitis C infections among people who use drugs, increases in SSP participants engagement in substance use disorder treatment, and the lack of relationship between SSP programs and increased criminal activity.
This report provides an overview of Medicaid delivery system reform efforts aimed at addressing the opioid crisis. The report describe 2 models of delivery system reforms: adoption of the Medicaid health home model for opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment and innovations that improve warm handoffs and care transitions from different levels of substance use disorder treatment.
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.
This briefing paper from the Justice Center at the Council of State Governments provides implementation guidelines for creating specialized supervision caseloads for people with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder conditions.
This 4 page issue brief addresses the need for effective substance use disorder treatment for pregnant and parenting women and describes 3 programs developed to serve this population:
This website, BASIS, from the Cambridge Health Alliance’s Division on Addiction, provides weekly summaries of addiction science research for patients and their caregivers, policy makers, and clinicians. Users can subscribe to a weekly update of research summaries. BASIS stands for The Brief Addiction Science Information Source.
Website for the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR), a national nonprofit that works to expand the availability of “well-operated, ethical and supportive recovery housing.” NARR works with 30 state affiliate organizations. Funding Source: Membership dues, grants and conference fees.