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Building an Organizational Culture That Values Law Enforcement Diversion

Source: Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP) &

This 3 page guide discusses building an organization culture that values law enforcement diversion programs for individuals with substance use disorders. The guide defines 3 key elements for creating a culture within law enforcement agencies that supports and values pre-arrest diversion programs:

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State Policy Center for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment and Access

Source: National Academy for State Health Policy

The State Policy Center for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment and Access website, created by the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), collects work NASHP has done to help states create “no-wrong-door” approaches to opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment including tools and resources for policymaker use.

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Recovery Community Organization Toolkit

Source: Faces and Voices of Recovery

This toolkit discusses core principles and strategies for creating a recovery community organization, as well as providing examples of the development of existing recovery community organizations.

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Colorado’s Statewide Strategic Plan for Substance Use Disorder Recovery: 2020-2015

Source: Colorado Health Institute et. Al.

Colorado’s statewide strategic plan for substance use disorder recovery for 2020-2025 was developed after a review of the literature on evidence-based and promising practices in recovery and consultation with an advisory committee and stakeholder engagement meetings. The report defines and describes recovery as part of the continuum of care and outlines 3 objectives for building up Colorado’s capacity to support recovery:

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Recovery: Community Programs

Recovery organizations have increasingly been focused on engaging their communities to create recovery supportive environments. This collection features the following resources highlighting community programs:

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16 and Recovering

Source: MTV

The 16 and Recovering documentary series profiles students attending a recovery high school in Beverly, Massachusetts over the course of a school year. The website includes information on hosting a screening of the documentary as well as links to resources for educators and community members.

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The Benefits and Implementation Challenges of the First State-wide Comprehensive Medication for Addictions Program in a Unified Jail and Prison Setting

Source: Recovery Research Institute

This report provides a summary of a qualitative research study on inmate attitudes toward a medication assisted treatment (MAT) program for substance use disorder in the Rhode Island corrections system. Rhode Island implemented a MAT program in its correctional facilities statewide.

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