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Use of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Criminal Justice Settings
Published: July 2019This guide focuses on using medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder in jails and prisons and during the reentry process when justice -involved persons return to the community. It provides an overview of policies and evidence-based practices that reduce the risk of overdose and relapse.
Guidance to States and School Systems on Addressing Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Schools
Published: July 2019This Joint SAMHSA-CMS informational Bulletin provides guidance to states and school systems about addressing mental health and substance use issues in schools. It provides examples of approaches for services in schools and describes some Medicaid authorities that states may use to cover services.
Screening and Assessment of Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System
Published: June 2019This report provides evidence-based practices for screening and assessment of adults in the justice system with mental illness, substance use disorders, or both. It discusses the importance of instrument selection for screening and assessment and provides detailed descriptions of recommended instruments.
Talk. They Hear You. Campaign Fact Sheet
Behavioral Health Barometer, Volume 5
Intensive Care Coordination for Children and Youth with Complex Mental and Substance Use Disorders: State and Community Profiles
Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators in the United States: Results from the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health
Guidance on Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotics: Older Adults and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Community Settings
Guidance on Strategies to Promote Best Practice in Antipsychotic Prescribing for Children and Adolescents
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in the Criminal Justice System: Brief Guidance to the States
Published: March 2019This brief provides guidance to state governments on increasing the availability of evidence-based medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in criminal justice (CJ) settings. By including the criminal justice system as a path to treatment, states may see an increase in access to and retention in treatment, and lower rates of overdoses, re-offending, and re-incarcerations. In this brief, states are provided an overview of the issue, the challenges to incorporating MAT, key considerations for establishing MAT in CJ settings, and existing standards/guidelines.