This “Addictionary” created by the Recovery Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital lists language patients, providers, and policy makers can use that is not stigmatizing and creates a supportive treatment environment for substance use disorders.
This briefing paper from the National Judicial Opioid Task Force describes effective strategies to improve access to treatment for opioid use disorder in rural regions. The article discusses barriers to treatment in rural areas, particularly stigma against medication assisted treatment, and describes successful programsin rural communities across the country, including programs in Indian Country.
Beginning in the 1980s, many states established tribal-state court forums to enable partnership and collaboration between tribal and state judicial systems. This briefing paper contains an overview of tribal-state court forums and discusses how these partnerships can enhance state and tribal nation’s efforts to
This briefing paper from the National Judicial Opioid Task Force provides information intended to improve judicial personnel’s cultural competence when working with American Indian/Alaska Native individuals and communities. The information updates the Substance Abuse and Health Services
This briefing paper from the National Judicial Opioid Task Force includes an overview of the concept of trauma and how it affects youth and families involved with the justice system. The paper provides facts about trauma, presents advice for judges on how to avoid retraumatization in the courtroom, and describes 10
This 2018 toolkit from SAMHSA offers advice for creating opioid overdose prevention programs in local communities. Specific guidance is provided for first responders, prescribers, and patients and family members in Spanish.
In 2016, state leaders in Minnesota convened a summit to discuss the impact of the opioid crisis in Indian Country. This report summarizes the conversations held at the summit and provides policy and budget recommendations for tribal nations and state government programs.