In October 2017, the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) published a guide to support State-level policymakers in identifying mechanisms for preventing opioid addiction, reducing deaths from overdoses, and improving treatment programs. It also presented research and guidance on improving addiction care in the criminal justice system. The rise in opioid addiction and death in the U.S. cannot be overstated, and the lack of coordinated federal efforts leaves the burden on State and local governments and partners. This guide provides key recommendations on a public health approach to managing the opioid epidemic.
Read the complete guide from CASA.