Denial of Methadone Devastates Incarcerated People: What Hope?

When people who are dependent on opioids are incarcerated and denied access, they go into withdrawal—an often-painful condition with symptoms that include vomiting...

Denial of Methadone Devastates Incarcerated People: What Hope?

BY ALISON KNOPF / JUNE 4, 2019 When people who are dependent on opioids are incarcerated and denied access, they go into withdrawal—an...

Appeals court’s smart move paves the way for opioid addiction treatment in prisons and jails

Updated HHS Fact Sheet on Combating the Opioid Crisis

HHS Fact Sheet: Combating the Opioid Crisis The opioid crisis is the most daunting and complex public health challenge of our time. However,...

County Jails Struggle With A New Role As America’s Prime Centers For Opioid Detox

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The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) will be releasing a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for a new Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) initiative called RCORP-Implementation (HRSA-19-082).

Successful RCORP-Implementation award recipients will receive up to $1 million for a three-year period of performance to enhance and expand substance use disorder...

USDA Prioritizes Funding to Facilitate Safe Prescription Drug Disposal in Rural Communities

USDA is committed to being a strong partner to local leaders in combatting the opioid epidemic in rural America. Helping rural families find...

FDA approves prescription app for outpatient use disorder patients

The Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved a Mobile Medical application to help increase retention in outpatient treatment programs for opioid use disorder. The...

The Associated Press: Clinic 1st In Virginia To Treat Opioid-Addicted Moms-To-Be

A Charlottesville clinic has become the first in the state to offer a treatment program specifically for pregnant women trying to break opioid...

The Star Tribune: Opioid Epidemic Drives Thousands Of Minn. Kids Into Foster Care

The number of Minnesota children being removed from drug-addicted parents has reached crisis levels, flooding a state child welfare system that was already...