New JTEC Course on Addressing the Stigma

Developed by Addiction Policy Forum and JustLeadershipUSA This course focuses on the latest research around stigma related to substance use and criminal justice involvement, how stigma affects health outcomes, and evidence-based interventions to address stigma. This free course is designed to teach individuals about the impact of stigma and effective tools to reduce stigma in…

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Offering Buprenorphine Prior to Release from Jail May Reduce Recidivism

Findings from JCOIN’s Massachusetts Research Hub Individuals leaving incarceration with opioid use disorder (OUD) are at a high risk for overdose, recidivism, and adverse health outcomes. Providing medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) prior to incarceration and post-release is effective in reducing negative outcomes. Existing studies tend to examine how the use of methadone and/or…

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Opioid Environment Policy Scan (OEPS) Data Warehouse

The Opioid Environment Policy Scan (OEPS) is a free, open-source data warehouse centered on the multi-dimensional risk environment impacting opioid use and health outcomes, particularly for justice communities, across the United States.  The OEPS consolidates cleaned and processed data spanning Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) Access, Health, Built Environment, Economic, and other contextual data…

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New Aced It Episode: Implicit Bias

Listen to the new Aced It podcast episode Implicit Bias Season 2, Episode 10: Do you have implicit biases? Likely, YES! But you can do something about it. You can recognize them and re-learn new thinking and associated behaviors to tame them within yourself. Take a listen and see what you feel inspired to change…

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New Aced It Episode: A Community Outreach Intervention to Link Individuals with Opioid Use Disorders to Medication-Assisted Treatment

Listen to the new Aced It podcast episode A Community Outreach Intervention to Link Individuals with Opioid Use Disorders to Medication-Assisted Treatment Season 2, Episode 9: Helping individuals with OUD is a big undertaking. Whole communities are required. This episode discusses a peer outreach and MAT treatment linkage program and considers the various factors that…

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NACoA and JCOIN Launch New JTEC Course on Stigma

Stigma around addiction affects not only the individual suffering from the disease, but also the entire family. Stigma creates barriers to treatment, prevents people from reaching out for help, and isolates families impacted by addiction. The National Association for Children of Addiction (NACoA) and JCOIN launched this course to educate individuals and families about the…

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New Aced It Episode: Adoption of Evidence-Based Clinical Innovations: The Case of Buprenorphine Use by Opioid Treatment Programs

Listen to the new Aced It podcast episode Adoption of Evidence-Based Clinical Innovations: The Case of Buprenorphine Use by Opioid Treatment Programs Season 2, Episode 7: At a more macro level, this podcast considers how states implemented buprenorophine programs for individuals with OUD. What worked? What did not? How and Why? For more information, download the…

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New Aced It Episode: The Benefits and Implementation Challenges of the First State-Wide Comprehensive Medication for Addictions Program in a Unified Jail and Prison Setting

Listen to the new Aced It podcast episode The Benefits and Implementation Challenges of the First State-Wide Comprehensive Medication for Addictions Program in a Unified Jail and Prison Setting Season 2, Episode 6: This episode takes a different look at OUD by examining the implementation of an MAT program to consider some of the challenges…

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