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How to Prepare for a Video Appointment with Your Mental Health Clinician

Source: American Psychiatric Association & Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This 1-page guide prepares patients for a video telehealth appointment with a behavioral health provider. The guide lists 4 steps to take before the day of the appointment, 2 steps to take on the day of the appointment, and brief guidance on beginning the video session.

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Thriving Together

Source: Well Being Trust, Community Initiatives, & ReThink Health

This resource was developed by leaders from over 100 organizations and provides a discussion and list of actions that communities, organizations, businesses, governments, and funders can take to achieve the expectation of: all people and places thriving – no exceptions.

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Opioid Settlement Tracker

Source: Christine Minhee & Open Society Foundations

The Opioid Settlement Tracker is an 18 month watchdog project by Christine Minhee that tracks opioid-related litigation and provides information about lawsuits, settlements, and issues surrounding opioid related litigation. The stated goal of the project is to track and determine if opioid settlement funds will be used in ways that benefit public health and address drug use.

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Summaries of Research on Addiction Treatment and Recovery

Everyday, researchers publish the results of their important work surrounding many of the issues around addiction, addiction treatment, and recovery. Unfortunately, much of this research is published in proprietary journals that may be difficult for students, policymakers, patients and caregivers to access. The Recovery Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, regularly reviews this literature and publishes easy-to-read summaries of key research. This featured collection provides a link to the Recovery Research Institute’s webpage that hosts these summaries as well as links to several studies that may be of particular interest to CLOUD visitors.

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Summaries of Addiction Treatment and Recovery Research

Source: Recovery Research Institute

This webpage from the Recovery Research Institute provides summaries of proprietary peer-reviewed research studies on issues related to addiction treatment and recovery from substance use disorders.

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Peer Speak Out: Improving Substance Use Treatment Outcomes During COVID-19 – Report Summary

Source: Community Catalyst, Faces & Voices of Recovery, & American Society of Addiction Medicine

This 2-pager provides a summary of a recent report about how COVID-19 has affected patients in treatment and recovery from substance use disorders (SUD). Authors used a national online survey, 2 focus groups and the Patient Lead National Peer Council to identify what outcomes patients want from treatment, how COVID-19 is affecting them and what needs to change about treatment and recovery services offered during the pandemic and for the future.

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Peers Speak Out: Improving Substance Use Treatment Outcomes During COVID-19

Source: Community Catalyst, Faces & Voices of Recovery, & American Society of Addiction Medicine

This report explores how COVID-19 has affected patients in treatment and recovery from substance use disorders. Authors used a national online survey, 2 focus groups and the Patient Lead National Peer Council to identify what outcomes patients want from treatment, how COVID-19 is affecting them and what needs to change about treatment and recovery services offered during the pandemic and for the future.

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