AHP and CIBHS Partnering to Expand MAT for Youth and Young Adults in California

Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP) is pleased to announce its partnership with the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS) to expand Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for youth and young adults in California. This project is supported through the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), Substance Use Disorder Compliance Division. DHCS received Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration funding to improve access to services for MAT, and the CIBHS/AHP Team was awarded an allocated portion of this funding to implement and expand MAT and opioid use disorder (OUD) prevention, treatment, and recovery services to youth and young adults and their family members.

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Cannabis Policy Could Play a Vital Role in Addressing the U.S. Opioid Crisis

Rosalie Pacula, co-director of the RAND Drug Policy Research Center, will discuss what is known, and still unclear, about the role of cannabis policy in addressing the national opioid crisis in her keynote address on January 29, 2019, in Los Angeles at the 2019 North American Cannabis Summit.

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New Article by AHP’s Andrew Klein Defines Challenges with Opioid Medications when Serving Justice-Involved Populations

A recent article by Andrew Klein, Ph.D., published in Commonwealth Magazine, addresses the complex issues related to providing medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to inmates who enter jail or prison already on opioid medications or who request them to prevent relapse after release. A recent court ruling in Massachusetts that required that Essex County jail provide an entering inmate with continued methadone treatment stirred attention nationwide, raising the question of whether more individuals facing jail time will demand MAT for opioid addiction.
 

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