Substance Use Disorder

drug use

Innovation in Behavioral Health (IBH) Model

On January 18, 2024, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Innovation in Behavioral Health (IBH) Model. IBH is focused on improving quality of care and behavioral and physical health outcomes for Medicaid and Medicare populations with moderate to severe mental health conditions and substance use disorder (SUD).
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Pregnant People with Substance Use Disorder (SUD): Strategies for Screening, Assessment, and Treatment Webinar Materials

Given the epidemic of increased maternal mortality and morbidity in the U.S., there is growing sentiment on how to mitigate preventable causes, including that of addressing substance use disorder (SUD). This webinar provided information on the complications of SUD in pregnancy, along with methods for effective intervention and management for clinicians and collaborators.
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Community Response to Addressing Withdrawal and Overdose Risk: Implementation of Guidelines for Managing Substance Withdrawal in Jails Webinar Material

Substance use is a major health issue among individuals in custody, and for these individuals, withdrawal from substances can be life-threatening. Jurisdictions have a pressing responsibility to save lives by implementing policies and protocol that align with legal, regulatory, and clinical standards related to appropriate withdrawal management. Recently released Guidelines for Managing Substance Withdrawal in Jails sets forth best clinical practices and actionable guidance for jails. This presentation discussed readiness for implementation, key components of implementation, and solutions for implementation in local communities and jails. Learning Objectives: -Assessed readiness for implementing a comprehensive and appropriate multidisciplinary approach to withdrawal management. -Discussed action steps for building community support. -Identified resources for training and technical assistance to implement the Guidelines. Presenter: Linda J. Frazier, B.S, M.A., RN, MCHES Principal Consultant, Advocate for Human Potential, Inc.
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Substance Use Disorders and Treatment Among Jail Populations: Curated Resource List for Corrections Staff

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Use Program (COSSUP), and Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP) has provided a curated resource list for corrections officers and other jail staff members manage the well-being of individuals in jail custody who have SUD. The categories of resources were prioritized by participants in a jail practitioner roundtable on opioid-related training needs convened by the Bureau of Justice Assistance.
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988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Poster Downloads

The University of Rochester, a RCORP-Rural Center of Excellence on SUD Prevention, has 988 Lifeline posters available for download on their website. The national 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline was launched in July 2023 and provides a way for individuals experiencing a suicidal, mental health, or substance use disorder crisis to receive urgent help 24/7. Spreading awareness of the 988 Lifeline is important as it can help residents in rural areas obtain treatment and help quickly.
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National Report: Rural Substance Use Disorder Stigma and Treatment Needs

The University of Vermont Center on Rural Addiction (UVM CORA), the University of Rochester, and the Fletcher Group have conducted an online survey assessing SUD stigma (including stigmatizing language), treatment needs and barriers, and concerns through the perspectives of rural, RCORP-affiliated practitioners. The data report explores the findings of the survey, including practitioner recommendations on improving access to OUD treatment.
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