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The Elephant in the Addiction Room

By Lindsey Messina on May 25, 2019

There’s an elephant in the addiction room, and it’s not drugs.

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Baltimore City's Mobile Van Drives Response to Addiction

By Mark Powell on February 27, 2019

 
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Text-A-Tip

By Addiction Policy Forum on December 4, 2018

 

 
Text-a-Tip, created by Linking Efforts Against Drugs (LEAD), is an anonymous texting system for youth in need of mental health assistance. Students can text the given number and within minutes they will receive and answer from a team of licensed mental health counselors who will provide emotional support, follow ups, and referrals to community partners. This program gives youth an outlet to get help in a manner in which they’re comfortable.
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New Mexico Peer Education Project Nationally Recognized for Harm Reduction Program in Criminal Justice System

By Addiction Policy Forum on October 3, 2018

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New Mexico Peer Education Project

By Addiction Policy Forum on October 3, 2018

 

 

New Mexico Peer Education Project trains incarcerated individuals to educate their peers about substance use disorders, harm reduction, infectious diseases and basic health literacy. Providing health education to inmates before they are released from prison offers an opportunity to reduce the harms of substance use and other unhealthy behaviors in the community and provides peer educators with skills that can be used in their careers.
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Pennsylvania’s Warm Hand-Off

By Addiction Policy Forum on September 6, 2018

 

Pennsylvania’s Warm Hand-Off requires all county offices that provide drug and alcohol programs to establish protocols for seamless transitions for patients leaving the emergency department and entering substance use disorder treatment in their communities. The goal is to increase the number of Pennsylvanians who are in recovery.
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