News & Promising Practices Archive

New nasal spray approved for opioid ODs, greater reversal of respiratory depression than nasal naloxone


Leveraging Telehealth for Justice-involved Populations With Substance Use Disorders: Lessons Learned and Considerations for Governors



Opvee Nasal Spray Approved for Reversing Opioid Overdose

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Initiates a National Reentry Program Model


FDA Approves Over-the-Counter Sale of Narcan


ADA Protects Correctional Officers Too


News from BJA: COVID-19 Detection and Mitigation in Confinement Facilities Update

FAQs about RSAT for State Prisoners Program


Idaho Mentor Program Benefiting Inmates Preparing for Community Reentry


The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Opioid Crisis: Combating Discrimination Against People in Treatment or Recovery


BJA Brief: Managing Substance Withdrawal in Jails


Recently Updated: Guidance on Management of COVID-19 in Correctional/Detention Facilities


U.S. Justice Department Directive to Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, February 2, 2022


Lawsuit Brought Against San Diego Jails Asserts Failure to Adhere to Minimums Standards for Managing Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal


How to Use the DEA 72-Hour Emergency Rule for Methadone and Buprenorphine in Jails


Resources for Correctional and Detention Facilities Preparing for the Release of People with Substance Use Disorder during COVID-19


Mortality in Local Jails, 2000–2019 – Statistical Tables


Naloxone in Correctional Facilities for the Prevention of Opioid Overdose Deaths


American Rescue Plan Act of 2021: Guide to Advancing Justice-Related Goals


SAMHSA Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 33: Treatment for Stimulant Use Disorders


Half of Adults With ADHD Have Struggled With Alcohol, Drug Use


Disparities in Opioid Overdose Death Trends by Race/Ethnicity, 2018–2019, From the HEALing Communities Study


COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ's


DEA Releases Final Rule for Mobile OTP Vans


SAMHSA TIP 63: Medications for Opioid Use Disorder


Amid nationwide spike in overdose deaths, L.A. County jail program gives lifesaving medicine directly to inmates


Increasing Rates of Buprenorphine Diversion in the United States, 2002 to 2019


DEA Approved Mobile Vans to Provide Agonist Medications to Jails/Prisons


Require access to Rx for opioid-use disorder in prisons, jails


Drug Overdose Deaths Up 30% in Pandemic Year, Government Data Show


CDC Updates List of Health Conditions that Increase the Risk of Severe COVID-19 Illness for Persons with SUD, Urges Vaccinations

CDC COVID-19 Resources: COVID-19 and People Who Use Drugs or Have Substance Use Disorder. Correction staff in need of vaccinations can submit a support request form and a navigator from the Addiction Policy Forum and the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts will reach out to assist you. Call the helpline at 833-301-HELP and a navigator will help. Hours of operation are 9am - 5pm ET, Monday through Friday. Text 833-301-HELP and our navigators will provide resources and support.

Vermont DOC medical/mental healthcare provider provides many models/provisions for both prisons and jails


National Drug Threat Assessment, March 2021


Buprenorphine, Suboxone and the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) in 2020


Congratulations to Rhode Island Correctional Officers


Use of Codeine, Oxycodone, and Other Opioids: Information for Employees


AMA: Prescription opioids eclipsed by illicit drugs in US overdose epidemic


Methadone Patients' Data Poised to Be Entered Into PDMPs


Leaving Jail, Addicts Face a Growing Opioid Crisis During a Pandemic


AMA report shows overdose epidemic evolving, becoming deadlier


Expanded access to treatment in prisons can reduce overdose deaths by more than 31%, study finds


Beneath Tragic New US Overdose Figures, There Are Wide Regional Variations


New Peak of 71k US Overdose Deaths in 2019 Dashes Hopes


Depot Antipsychotic Delays Hospitalization in Early-Stage Schizophrenia


Treatment of Stimulant Use Disorders


Resurgent Methamphetamine use at Treatment Admission in the United States


Addicts at High Risk of Contracting Coronavirus


SAMHSA Letter to Mental Health Commissioners


Naloxone Videos You Can Use

Here are some helpful videos on Naloxone administration. The first is for Law Enforcement Roll Call, the next is Instructions for Administering NARCAN, and the last is whole series of short videos on Naloxone Training & Education.

Drug Tests Shed Light on Meth and Fentanyl Use in America


The Number of US Alcohol Deaths per Year has Doubled Since 1999


Reintegration Barriers Lead to Poorer Physical and Mental Health for Formerly Incarcerated


Integrating Treatment for Co-Occurring Mental Health Conditions


Social Factors Are Primary Impediments To Managing Care For High-Cost Medicaid Beneficiaries


Latest Information on Methamphetamine


10 Warning Signs of Suicidal Inmates


Geographic Distribution of Opioid-Related Mortality in the Third-Wave Opioid Epidemic


Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) In The Criminal Justice System: Brief Guidance To The States


New Opioid Epidemic 'Hot Spots' Emerge in U.S.


Prescription Mobile Medical App cleared as component of Opioid Use Disorder Treatment


amfAR's Opioid & Health Indicators Database


Comparative Efficacy and Acceptability of Psychosocial Interventions for Individuals with Cocaine and Amphetamine Addiction


Bias Against Agonist Treatment for Incarcerated People Continues


Medicaid Coverage of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Alcohol and Opioid Use Disorders and of Medication for the Reversal of Opioid Overdose


Fentanyl Now The no. 1 Opioid OD Killer


Best Practices for Successful Reentry for People Who Have Opioid Addiction


Evaluation of Amphetamine-Related Hospitalizations and Associated Clinical Outcomes and Costs in the United States


MA Jail Ordered to Continue Methadone for Entering Inmate


Long Stigmatized, Methadone Clinics Multiply in Some States


Large randomized trial finds disappointing effects for federally-funded (Second Chance) programs to facilitate the re-entry of prisoners into the community. A new approach is needed.


Managing Comorbid Opioid and Alcohol Use Disorder


Prescription Databases May Miss Opioid-Benzo Combinations


Why You Shouldn’t Dismiss The Risk of Marijuana Addiction


As America’s Jails Become Warehouses For Mentally Ill


NASTAD - Pharmaceutical Company Patient Assistance and Cost-sharing Assistance Programs: Hepatitis

California Reentry Guide


Medicare Doesn’t Cover Methadone for MAT


The Opioid Epidemic and Medicaid's Role in Facilitating Access to Treatment


Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States, 1999–2016


Shatterproof National SUD Principles of Care


Addressing the Substance Use Treatment and Aftercare Needs of Incarcerated Individuals: Challenges and Solutions Identified in the 2017 RSAT Evaluation


Analysis of Disparities and Factors that Elevate Overdose Fatality Risk among Women: Implications for RSAT Programs and Re-entry Planning


Prison Health Care Costs and Quality


Study: Most people referred for opioid treatment by criminal justice system don't receive optimal care


Cooking them to Death: The Lethal Toll of Hot Prisons


Experiences of three states implementing the Medicaid health home model to address opioid use disorder—Case studies in Maryland, Rhode Island, and Vermont


Top Mental Health Researcher Suggests Link Between Opioid Overdoses and Suicides


The Life-Threatening Reality of Short Jail Stays


FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA urges caution about withholding opioid addiction medications from patients taking benzodiazepines or CNS depressants: careful medication management can reduce risks


With Opioid Crisis, a Surge in Hepatitis C


Drug Use, Dependence, and Abuse Among State Prisoners and Jail Inmates


When twisted justice stops prisoners from starting over


An Introduction to Bipolar Disorder and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders


For Corrections Officers and Cops, a New Emphasis on Mental Health


Treating patients with opioid disorders is not just about treating addiction. Here’s why.


Prescription Opioid Overdose Data


A Fresh Take on Ending the Jail-to-Street-to-Jail Cycle


Alcohol and Drug Free Housing Options for Re-entering Women


Screening and Assessment of Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System


Should Patients With Substance Use Disorders Be Prescribed Benzodiazepines? No


Guidelines for Successful Transition of People with Mental or Substance Use Disorders from Jail and Prison: Implementation Guide


Women InJustice: Gender and the Pathway to Jail in New York City


Office on Women’s Health White Paper: Opioid Use, Misuse, and Overdose in Women


National Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Messenger on Choosing a Medication for MAT


Shared Decision Making online tool and printable PDF handbook


Mortality rate among state prisoners was stable from 2013 to 2014 but increased among federal prisoners and local jail inmates


Recidivism Rate for Individuals Incarcerated for Drug Offenses Released From Prison in 2005 Tops All


Signed Out Of Prison But Not Signed Up For Insurance, Inmates Fall Prey To Ills


Older Women Released from Prison Least Likely to Return

Important Warning from the U.S. DEA


Outreach, Assistors, and Health/Insurance Literacy: A Toolkit for Justice Professionals


223 ER Visits in 15 months?


HUD Publication Outlines Promising Reentry Housing Models


State Correctional Policies for Treating Hepatitis C


Assistance Programs and Patient Health Literacy Resources-Information for Justice Professionals


Mobile addiction treatment clinic travels where it's needed


Medication has become part of treatment for some fighting addiction in Pierce County Drug Court


Update on Medical Marijuana


At Fabled Addiction Treatment Center, A New Approach


New York Prison Ban on Motorized Wheelchairs Ruled Illegal


Update – Hepatitis C Prevention and Treatment in Prisons


HHS acts to help more ex-inmates get Medicaid


Medical Conditions, Mental Health Problems, Disabilities, and Mortality Among Jail Inmates


Prisoners age 55 or older made up 10% of the state prison population in 2013, up from 3% in 1993

Prison Industry Enhancement Certificate Program Rated “Promising”


RNR Simulation Tool Gives Probation, Parole Officers a Clinical Take on Reentry in Louisiana.


Changing face of MAT maintenance programing in prisons and jails is described.

Correctional Officer Wellness and Safety Literature Review


Questions and answers for state Medicaid directors regarding coverage for inmates, probationers, parolees, those residing in residential facilities.


Important Answers on Medicaid for Transitioning Inmates


SAMHSA’s Reentry Resource Guide for Individuals, Providers, Communities, and States


Important Answers on Medicaid for Transitioning Inmates


Injected Naltrexone for Justice Involved Opioid Addicts Compared to Treatment as Usual


Methadone continuation versus forced withdrawal on incarceration in a combined US prison and jail: a randomized,open-label trial


Evaluation of Routine HIV Opt-Out Screening and Continuum of Care Services Following Entry into Eight Prison Reception Centers — California, 2012


Understanding and Detecting Prescription Drug Misuse and Misuse Disorders


New, Screening and Assessment of Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System


Sublingual and Transmucosal Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder: Review and Update


How Medicaid Enrollment of Inmates Facilitates Health Coverage After Release


Gender differences in HIV risk behaviors in individuals recently released from prison


Treatment in Secure Corrections for Serious Juvenile Offenders


The adverse childhood experiences (ACES) survey


LOCKED OUT: Improving Educational and Vocational Outcomes for Incarcerated Youth


Treating Addiction Recovery As Reward, Not Deprivation


Be a Candidate! Submit Your Interest in NIC’s T4C Training for Trainers 2016


Does mandating offenders to treatment improve completion rates?


Prerelease Naltrexone for Prison Inmates Evaluated


Second Chance Act Adult Offender Reentry Demonstration Programs: Implementation Challenges and Lessons Learned


Obama Tells Outdated Opioid Treatment Industry It's Time To Change


Random Drug Testing With Immediate Results and Sanctions Rated “Promising”


MAT Overview


ONDCP July Newsletter: President Obama pardons nonviolent drug offenders, visits prison residential drug treatment facility


City councilors hold hearing behind bars


Prison Without Punishment


New York City Reentry Court Found to be Effective


Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards


Study: PTSD Increases Risk of Criminal Recidivism


CVS To Sell Overdose Reversal Drug Without A Prescription In 12 More States


Seeking Safety