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White House Analysts Discuss Multifaceted Effort to Overcome Overdose Crisis

White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Senior Policy Analyst Peter Gaumond and General Counsel Robert Kent laid out a series of programs in the Biden-Harris Administration National Drug Control Strategy that are intended to build recovery ecosystems in communities nationwide.
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Ben Thomas Bowling
October 07, 2021
Ben Thomas Bowling is a brother, loves music, and is an active member of the recovery community.
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Now Available: Framework to Address Opioid-Related Suicide Risk
September 07, 2021
UR Medicine Recovery Center of Excellence has partnered with SafeSide Prevention to provide program-development assistance and workforce education to organizations interested in suicide-prevention initiatives.
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URMC Psychiatry Receives Additional $3.2 Million Grant Toward Combating Opioid Crisis
August 19, 2021
The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) Department of Psychiatry received a $3.2 million award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to expand the scope and reach of its program to disseminate best practices relating to opioid use disorder (OUD).
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Les Stapleton
August 11, 2021
Les Stapleton is mayor of Prestonsburg, Kentucky.
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Shawn Allen
August 11, 2021
Shawn Allen is a community member and peer in Floyd County, Kentucky.
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Reneé Ratliff
August 11, 2021
Reneé Ratliff is director of the Mountain Center for Recovery and Hope.
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City of Prestonsburg Welcomes Art Campaign to Reduce Stigma and Combat Opioid Epidemic
June 17, 2021
City of Prestonsburg, Mountain Comprehensive Care Center, Mountain Regional Prevention Center, and others gather to kick-off UR Medicine Recovery Center of Excellence’s new anti-stigma approach
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The Future of Videoconferencing Group Therapy
March 10, 2021
Telehealth can provide new pathways to care for patients with substance use disorders in rural communities. Learn how providers are preparing to use videoconferencing as a tool for treatment beyond the pandemic.
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Introducing ROADSS
February 26, 2021
To reduce barriers to methadone treatment in rural communities, the ROADSS model combines a centralized OTP that manages operations with smaller facilities in less populated areas that provide secure medication dispensing.
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Supporting Staff Wellness
February 22, 2021
For organizations working to address the opioid crisis, staff wellness initiatives offer a range of benefits. Readily adaptable to remote work, these programs can help staff feel supported and connected during COVID-19 and beyond.
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A Convenient Way to Connect: Videoconferencing Group Therapy
January 27, 2021
Video-based group therapy can help increase access to treatment for substance use disorder in rural communities.
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Engaging Patients in Video-Based Groups—Leadership and Staff Confidence
January 20, 2021
Members of the Strong Recovery team talk about the role effective leadership played in promoting staff confidence when moving to video-based groups.