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Biden Pledges Assertive Action to Address Opioid Crisis

Article published by Behavioral Healthcare Executive, Tome Valentino, Senior Editor. Acknowledging that addiction is a crisis that “touches families in every community in red states and blue states, across all races and creeds,” President…
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Seminole Jail’s Innovative Addiction Treatment Program Aims to Combat Opioid Epidemic

Eva Viruet has been to rehab before. She’s also spent more nights in jail than she’d like to admit. But her time in Seminole County’s Accepting Change Through Treatment, or ACTT, program — a hybrid between inpatient…
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Registration Open: Social Worker/Sentencing Advocate Conference in Seattle, Washington - September 10-13

These conferences will feature nationally recognized faculty in a mix of plenary sessions, simultaneous sessions and small group breakouts.  Participants will have the opportunity to choose sessions to best fit their individual needs.  There…
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Can Fentanyl Be Used for an Involuntary Intoxication Defense?

A strange occurrence at a Massachusetts hospital Articles by Forensic Magazine and New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Between 2012 to 2016, fourteen patients showed up at a Massachusetts hospital with a strange problem.  All 14 patients…
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When Going to Jail Means Giving Up The Meds That Saved Your Life

Before Geoffrey Pesce got on methadone, his addiction to heroin and oxycodone nearly destroyed him: He lost his home, his job, custody of his son—and his driver’s license. So even after he began to rebuild his life, Pesce relied on his parents…
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FREE Webinar: Mentoring Children and Youth Affected by Opioid Misuse and Substance Abuse - September 17 at 2:00 PM

This webinar will focus on mentoring and its role and place in supporting youth impacted by opioid and substance use and misuse. Presenters will discuss the impact of opioid and substance abuse on families and communities, share how mentoring…
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Now Hiring: A Company Offers Drug Treatment and a Job to Addicted Applicants - NPR

It's hard enough for employers to find workers to fill open jobs these days, but on top of it, many prospective hires are failing drug tests. The Belden electric wire factory in Richmond, Ind., is taking a novel approach to both problems:…
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Training Opportunity: Current Drug Trends Symposium - August 29-30

The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that every day, more than 115 Americans die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, Heroin, and synthetic opioids such as Fentanyl—is…
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"We the Defenders": National Association for Public Defense Investigator and Social Worker/Sentencing Advocates Conference - November 26-29

"We the Defenders": National Association for Public Defense Investigator and Social Worker/Sentencing Advocates Conference These conferences will feature nationally recognized faculty in a mix of plenary sessions, simultaneous sessions and…
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FREE EVENT - Florida Forward: Florida's Opioid Crisis

Doors Open at 7:30 am Program begins at 8:00 am Addiction to heroin and related legal and illegal painkillers is a deadly plague in Florida and across the nation. Some 5,300 Floridians died from Opioid overdoses in 2016, a 36 percent jump…