|1) NPR Radio Story: Many 'Recovery Houses' Won't Let Residents Use Medicine To Quit Opioids
As the devastating effects of the opioid crisis continue, a growing body of research supports the efficacy and safety of this sort of medication-assisted treatment (also called MAT) for drug recovery, when combined with psychotherapy. But the use of any of these medicines — a list that includes methadone and naltrexone, as well as Suboxone — remains frowned upon by most operators of sober living houses.
Listen to the full NPR story here
2) Plymouth County’s opioid prevention and recovery coalition will receive a national award next month
**Congrats to Chiefs Allen and Botieri for earning this award. Really outstanding leadership! PTACC congratulates our two colleagues!**
EAST BRIDGEWATER — Police chiefs from around the country believe law enforcement agencies in Plymouth County are on the front lines of combating opioid use.
Plymouth County Outreach, an opioid prevention and recovery coalition, will be recognized next month by the International Association of Chiefs of Police with a leadership in community policing award.
“We are extremely honored to be recognized for our collaborative efforts in helping to bring awareness and resources to those suffering from substance use disorders in our region,” said East Bridgewater Police Chief Scott Allen.
To read the full article, click here.
4) We're getting ready to release the 2019 PTACC 2nd Annual National Pre-Arrest Diversion Conference Agenda.
3) New Department of Justice (DoJ) Video: Fentanyl Safety for First Responders
The Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders, and the companion training video Fentanyl: The Real Deal, provide unified, scientific, evidence-based recommendations to first responders so they can protect themselves when the presence of fentanyl is suspected during the course of their daily activities such as responding to overdose calls and conducting traffic stops, arrests, and searches.
Read the full story here.
Until then, kindly pass along our SAVE THE DATE flyer for our March 2019 Pre-Arrest Diversion Conference. The Conference is open to any and all pathways. Click here to view and download the SAVE THE DATE flyer as a PDF. Click here to view the Conference webpage.
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Our 2019 Conference will be held March 4-7, 2019 in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL