Barriers and Facilitators within Opioid Intervention Courts that Impact Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Findings from JCOIN’s New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI)/Columbia University Clinical Research Center   To address the high rates of opioid use disorder (OUD) and overdose among individuals involved in the court system, New York developed the Opioid Intervention Court (OIC), a novel pre-plea court model that specifically addresses OUD by providing rapid screening and…

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Study identifies key indicators of stigma toward individuals who use methamphetamines

Findings from JCOIN’s Methodology and Advanced Analytics Resource Center (MAARC) A study recently published in Preventive Medicine Reports by researchers at the University of Chicago and NORC identified several factors associated with higher stigma towards individuals who use methamphetamines. Six variables were significantly associated with higher stigma: older age, higher household income, married status, Republican…

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New Study on Stigmatizing Imagery for Substance Use Disorders Released

A new Addiction Policy Forum-led study explores stigmatizing and non-stigmatizing imagery for substance use disorders (SUD) and criminal justice contact.   The qualitative study of people with lived experience with SUD identified stigmatizing images of substance use and criminal justice settings, along with alternative images to utilize. Researchers found that certain images were identified by…

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Caregiver Perspectives on Navigating the Juvenile Justice System: Peer Navigators Could Help Improve Caregiver Engagement and System Personnel Partnerships

Findings from JCOIN’s Indiana University School of Medicine Clinical Research Center   Caregiver engagement is crucial in youth development and has shown to be a core component in improving service delivery and outcomes among youth involved in the juvenile justice (JJ) system. In fact, prior research has shown that caregiver engagement and involvement can impact…

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Increased Assistance with Medicaid Enrollment is Associated with a Rise in Formerly Incarcerated People Seeking Health Care Services Upon their Release

Findings from a JCOIN Accelerator Supplement Medicaid enrollment opportunities for incarcerated people differ based on the type and availability of enrollment assistance at a correctional facility and the state’s Medicaid expansion status. A 2018 federal law sought to increase Medicaid enrollment among eligible incarcerated people before their release to raise substance use disorder (SUD) treatment rates and…

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Screening Tools to Assess Incarcerated Women for Opioid Use Disorder

Findings from JCOIN’s Kentucky Research Hub Rates of incarceration of women rose 475% from 1980 to 2020, largely driven by drug-related charges, yet many barriers exist to the provision of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services for women in correctional facilities, including SUD diagnostic assessments. A new study led by Drs. Michele Staton, Martha Tillson,…

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15 Key Buprenorphine Dosing Recommendations for Jail-Based Treatment Programs

Findings from JCOIN’s Massachusetts Clinical Research Center Medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) (e.g., buprenorphine) is an evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD). While dispensing buprenorphine in correctional settings has become a more common practice, corrections staff cite MOUD diversion as a reason for not offering the medications in jails and prisons. In a…

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