Adult Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court Discretionary Grant Program

Grants and technical assistance to enhance the operations of adult drug courts and/or to implement new veterans treatment courts. Courts should integrate evidence-based substance abuse treatment, random drug testing, equitable sanctions and incentives, and transitional services in judicially-supervised court settings with jurisdiction over offenders to reduce recidivism, substance abuse, and prevent overdoses. Geographic coverage: Nationwide -- Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice
Source: Funding opportunities via the Rural Health Information Hub - Category: American Health Source Type: funding

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) will have a lasting impact on public health. In addition to the direct effects of COVID-19 infection, physical distancing and quarantine interventions have indirect effects on health. While necessary, physical distancing interventions to control the spread of COVID-19 could have multiple impacts on people living with opioid use disorder, including impacts on mental health that lead to greater substance use, the availability of drug supply, the ways that people use drugs, treatment-seeking behaviors, and retention in care.
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
The global coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) will exacerbate the negative health outcomes associated with the concurrent opioid overdose crisis in North America. COVID-19 brings unique challenges for practitioners who provide opioid use disorder (OUD) care. The majority of overdose deaths in the Canadian province of British Columbia occur in housing environments. Some supportive housing environments in Vancouver, British Columbia, have on-site primary care and substance use disorder treatment clinics.
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
The COVID-19 pandemic led government regulators to relax prescribing rules for buprenorphine and methadone, the agonist medications that effectively treat opioid use disorder, allowing for take home supplies of up to 28 days. These changes prioritized the availability of these medications over concerns about their misuse and diversion, and they provided a means for overdose prophylaxis during the highly uncertain conditions of the pandemic. In considering how to capitalize on this shift, research should determine the extent to which increased diversion has occurred as a result, and what the consequences may have been.
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
As several regulatory and environmental changes have occurred in North America, trends in overdose deaths were examined in the United States (US), Ontario and British Columbia (BC), including changes in consum...
Source: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
DISCUSSION: Our hypothesis is that the support systems are relatively new, and may need more time to identify and intervene on patients before a statistically significant effect on drug abuse rates in our region can be seen. PMID: 32866027 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The American Surgeon - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Am Surg Source Type: research
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Source: Substance Abuse - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
Take-home naloxone (THN) is a clinically effective and cost-effective means of reducing opioid overdose fatality. Nonetheless, naloxone administration that successfully saves a person ’s life can still produce undesirable and harmful effects. Aim: To better understand factors associated with two widely reported adverse outcomes following naloxone administration; namely the person resuscitated displays: i. withdrawal symptoms and ii. anger. Methods: A mixed methods study combini ng a randomized controlled trial of overdose education and naloxone prescribing to people with opioid use disorder and semi-structured qualit...
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
The objective of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of a standardized screen for suicide and overdose among patients receiving addiction treatment.
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Jesmin SS, Amin I Abstract Background: Deaths related to opioid overdose have increased substantially in the past few years, raising concerns about how to combat this public health emergency. Objectives: We investigated the association of family, school, and community social capital with opioid misuse in the adolescent population. In addition, we examined if adolescents' depressive symptoms have any mediating effects on opioid misuse. Methods: We used the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) data, and two substantive models with binary logistic regressions. Three social capital variables wer...
Source: Substance Use and Misuse - Category: Addiction Tags: Subst Use Misuse Source Type: research
Jeffrey A. SingerWhite House “drug czar” Jim Carroll toldPolitico earlier this week that an Office of National Drug Control Policy analysis finds an 11.4 percent year ‐​over‐​year increase in opioid‐​related overdose deaths during the first four months of 2020. Kentucky has seen a 25 percent increase in overdose deaths during the first four months of this year, and West Virginia saw a 50 percent increase in deaths since the beginning of the year. The data are incomplete at this point, and not all states have reported in.Mr. Carroll attributed much of the increase in the overdose rate ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - Category: American Health Authors: Source Type: blogs
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