Policymakers & Community Leaders

District Attorneys Addressing Addiction

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.

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Addiction 101

Source: Addiction Policy Forum

Addiction Policy Forum presents this free, on-line course titled Addiction 101. The course includes 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, and a brief overview of treatment options and the need to match the intensity of treatment with an individual’s severity of substance use.

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Best Practices for LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Recovery Housing

Source: Ohio Recovery Housing

This guide details considerations for providing safe, sober recovery housing for members of the LGBTQ+ community. It includes information to reduce stigma, information about common experiences of discrimination and lack of access to supportive care, and specific LGBTQ+ focused recovery supports.

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Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Crisis with Their Communities – Summary Report

Source: OCLC and the Public Library Association

The Public Library Association and OCLC, a global library cooperative, prepared a report on the efforts undertaken by 8 public libraries to address the impact of the opioid crisis in their communities. This summary report provides an overview of these 8 initiatives, describes the challenges libraries faced in implementing

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Aligning City, County and State Resources to Address the Opioid Epidemic

Source: National League of Cities

This report draws on knowledge gained from the Mayors’ Institute on Opioids which focused on assisting 6 communities in addressing their opioid related issues. This report describes the findings from this project, including emphasizing the need for cross-sector partnerships and integration, a focus on equity and reducing stigma, and innovative ways to use data to focus cross-agency partnerships.

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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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Evidence Brief: Barriers and Facilitators to Use of Medications for Opioid Use Disorder

Source: Mackey, K. et. al., Veterans Health Administration

A review of studies on barriers or facilitators to use of medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD) from the Veteran’s Health Administrations Evidence Synthesis Program. The use of MAT to treat OUD is an evidence-based practice that is often not implemented in real world settings.

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State Strategies to Address Opioid Use Disorder Among Pregnant and Postpartum Women and Infants Prenatally Exposed to Substances, Including Infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Source: Kroelinger, C.D. et. al., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A report from a 12 state learning collaborative on improving treatment of opioid use disorder among pregnant and parenting women and infants exposed to opioids. The report focuses on the strategies states used to expand access to and coordination of services, improve education and training for providers, use data to monitor and evaluate initiatives, enhance medical coverage and reimbursement policies, and address ethical, legal, and social considerations such as stigma.

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MAT for Opioid Use Disorder – Overcoming Objections

Source: California Health Care Foundation

This 2019 report provides evidence based responses to common objections to using medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder.

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