Publications and Digital Media


Law Enforcement Collaborations to Support Children Affected by the Opioid Epidemic

Publication — 2/16/2021

This resource details the importance of law enforcement collaboration across systems to support children exposed to adverse childhood experiences.

From the Field: OFR Project Management Tool How To

Publication — 12/1/2020

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Overdose Fatality Review Teams: Partnerships with PDMPs

Meeting Presentation — 8/11/2020

This PowerPoint presentation highlights OFRs and the benefits of OFR and PDMP partnerships.

OFR Guide Module 1: Recruit Your OFR Members

Publication — 7/22/2020

The OFR Practitioner's Guide to Implementation: Recruit Your OFR Members - Confidentiality category in Forum-testing-12/29/2020

OFR Guide Module 5: Build Your Recommendation Plan

Publication — 7/22/2020

The OFR Practitioner's Guide to Implementation: Build Your Recommendation Plan

PHAST Toolkit

Publication — 7/22/2020

Public Health and Safety Team (PHAST) Toolkit

Sample: OFR Recruiting Letter

Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: OFR Recruiting Letter

Sample: Checklist OFR Launch

Publication — 7/21/2020

Sample: Checklist OFR Launch

Sample 2

Publication — 6/2/2020

2nd Sample

Catching Up With COSSAP - May 2020

Publication — 5/7/2020

Jails and Methadone Provision; Medicare as a Payor for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment; and More!

Coordinated Response

Publication — 10/16/2019

Resources to support the implementation of a coordinated response are provided.

The Effects of Incarceration and Reentry on Community Health and Well-Being: Proceedings of a Workshop

Publication — 9/1/2019

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop on June 6, 2018.

The Future of Fentanyl and Other Synthetic Opioids

Publication — 9/1/2019

This resource offers a systematic assessment of the past, present, and possible futures of synthetic opioids in the United States.

Court Responses to the Opioid Epidemic: Happening Now

Publication — 8/10/2019

This document provides a snapshot of some strategies being used by courts and justice system practitioners to prevent overdose deaths and save lives.

A Drug Court Team Member’s Guide to Medication in Addiction Treatment

Publication — 8/1/2019

This pocket guide was produced by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP).

International Overdose Awareness Day: PDMPs in the Race to Prevent Drug Overdoses

Publication — 8/1/2019

This document offers examples of how state prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) are involved...

A Drug Court Clinician’s Guide for Linking People to Opioid Treatment Services

Publication — 7/31/2019

This pocket guide was produced by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP).

Frequently Asked Questions: Data-Driven Justice and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Publication — 7/31/2019

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides answers to many of the most common questions and misperceptions regarding HIPAA.

The 10 Essential Elements of Opioid Intervention Courts

Publication — 7/31/2019

Opioid intervention courts may benefit from incorporating the essential elements outlined in this document.

Local Health Department Approaches to Opioid Use Prevention and Response: An Environmental Scan

Publication — 7/30/2019

Data regarding local opioid overdose prevention and response activities undertaken by local health departments is presented.

Medication-assisted Treatment Inside Correctional Facilities

Publication — 7/12/2019

Criminal justice stakeholders and correctional facility leaders and staff with find helpful strategies to reduce diversion of MAT medications.

Emerging Trends in the Evolving Opioid Overdose Epidemic

Publication — 4/4/2019

The reemergence of stimulants and the challenges it presents in efforts to combat the opioid epidemic are addressed.

Substance Use Prevention: A Resource Guide for School Staff

Publication — 3/25/2019

Educators can use the federal resources in this guide to identify and address student drug use, develop lesson plans on the addiction crisis, etc.

COAP Newsletter, Second Edition–2019

Publication — 3/12/2019

This edition of the COAP Newsletter was released on March 12, 2019.

COAP Newsletter, First Edition–2019

Publication — 2/11/2019

This edition of the COAP Newsletter was released on February 11, 2019.

BJA Selects Model Peer Programs Addressing Opioid Epidemic

Publication — 12/31/2018

Mentor organizations will foster promising approaches, best practices, and evidence-supported peer program programming to address the opioid epidemic.

Best Practices for Successful Reentry for People Who Have Opioid Addictions

Publication — 10/31/2018

This fact sheet describes best practices to ensure safe, successful reentry for people who have opioid addictions.

Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States, 1999-2017

Publication — 10/31/2018

This report updates trends in drug overdose deaths, including descriptions of demographic and geographic patterns.

Rx Safety and Awareness

Publication — 10/31/2018

This initiative offers information on safe prescription drug disposal methods and take-back programs, as well as information on free Rx Disposal kits.

Knocking on Doors to Get Opioid Overdose Survivors Into Treatment

Publication — 10/23/2018

The quick response team (QRT) in Huntington, West Virginia, and its work are highlighted.

The Opioid Epidemic in Indian Country: What Tribal Leaders in Arizona Need to Know

Publication — 10/15/2018

This report was developed in response to the persistent opioid crisis in Indian Country and the tragic rising of opioid overdoses/deaths in Arizona.

Children Impacted by Addiction: A Toolkit for Educators

Publication — 9/30/2018

This toolkit can help guide counselors, teachers, psychologists, and social workers through the challenges of helping children impacted by addiction.

Jail-Based Medication-Assisted Treatment: Promising Practices, Guidelines, and Resources for the Field

Publication — 9/30/2018

Lessons learned from the innovative use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and essential MAT program components are covered.

2018 COAP National Recovery Month Toolkit

Publication — 8/31/2018

This resource packet can assist with planning an event or activity to highlight recovery work and promote recovery in your community.

Evidence-Based Strategies for Preventing Opioid Overdose: What's Working in the United States

Publication — 8/31/2018

This document assists in understanding and navigating effective strategies to prevent opioid overdose in communities.

Reports and Detailed Tables From the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)

Publication — 8/31/2018

These reports and detailed tables present estimates from the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).

COAP Newsletter, Second Edition-2018

Publication — 8/30/2018

This edition of the COAP Newsletter was released August 30, 2018.

COAP Newsletter, First Edition-2018

Publication — 7/31/2018

This inaugural edition of the COAP Newsletter was released in the summer of 2018.

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

Publication — 5/23/2018

This report gives an overview of prescription drug monitoring programs, including operations, interstate data sharing, and compliance mechanisms.

Illicit Opioids: Office of National Drug Control Policy and Other Agencies Need to Better Assess Strategic Efforts

Publication — 5/16/2018

The U.S. Government Accountability Office discussed federal agencies' specific opioid-related strategies and measures of performance.

2016 National Heroin Threat Assessment Summary–June 2016

Publication — 5/5/2018

This U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration intelligence report gives an overview of the threat of heroin and other opioids in the United States.

2017 National Drug Threat Assessment–2017

Publication — 5/5/2018

This report is an assessment of the threat posed to the United States by domestic and international drug trafficking and the abuse of illicit drugs.

Addressing the Opioid Crisis

Publication — 5/5/2018

This webpage offers an overview of the U.S. Department of State's strategic work to stem the flow of opioids trafficked into the United States.

Operation Prevention

Publication — 5/5/2018

This comprehensive, no-cost, science-based program for young people to combat opioid misuse is available now in every school and home in the U.S.

Opioid Epidemic Practical Toolkit: Helping Faith-Based and Community Leaders Bring Hope and Healing to Our Communities

Publication — 5/5/2018

This toolkit offers practical ways a community can consider bringing hope and healing to those affected by the opioid epidemic.

Opioid Misuse in Rural America

Publication — 5/5/2018

This webpage offers information about USDA resources and tools for addressing the opioid epidemic.

The Underestimated Cost of the Opioid Crisis

Publication — 5/5/2018

This report offers insight about the economic cost of deaths resulting from overdoses.

Annual Surveillance Report on Drug-Related Risks and Outcomes, 2017

Publication — 5/3/2018

This report summarizes information available on the national level for various health outcomes, health behaviors, and prescribing patterns.

Clinical Guidance for Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women With Opioid Use Disorder and Their Infants

Publication — 5/3/2018

Comprehensive, national guidance for optimal management of pregnant and parenting women with opioid use disorder and their infants is offered.

Effective Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Publication — 5/3/2018

This resource provides an overview of opioid use disorder and effective treatment, including medication assisted treatment (MAT).

Emergency Department Data Show Rapid Increases in Opioid Overdoses

Publication — 5/3/2018

Statistical data on emergency department visits for suspected opioid overdoses is presented. Training for improved outcomes is included.

Finding Quality Treatment for Substance Use Disorders

Publication — 5/3/2018

This fact sheet serves as a guide for individuals seeking behavioral health treatment.

It Only Takes a Little to Lose a Lot—Rx Awareness Campaign

Publication — 5/3/2018

The Rx Awareness campaign increases awareness of the dangers of prescription opioids by sharing stories of people who have been affected by the drugs.

National Drug Control Strategy

Publication — 5/3/2018

This National Drug Control Strategy establishes the President's priorities for addressing the challenge of drug trafficking and use.

Now What? The Role of Prevention Following a Nonfatal Opioid Overdose

Publication — 5/3/2018

Three promising post-overdose interventions after a nonfatal overdose are discussed.

Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit

Publication — 5/3/2018

This toolkit offers strategies for developing practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths.

Opioid Overdose Reversal with Naloxone

Publication — 5/3/2018

This online resource offers an overview of naloxone, including where to get the medication.

Overdose Deaths Involving Opioids, Cocaine, and Psychostimulants in the United States, 2015–2016

Publication — 5/3/2018

U.S. drug overdose data from 2016 shows that America’s overdose epidemic is spreading geographically and increasing across demographic groups.

Preventing the Consequences of Opioid Overdose: Understanding Naloxone Access Laws

Publication — 5/3/2018

This document describes the aims of naloxone access laws and the various forms they can take.

Report on Lessons Learned from Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal Grant Recipients

Publication — 5/3/2018

This report summarizes lessons learned on how to engage, educate, and connect stakeholders to resources to help combat the opioid overdose epidemic.

Telehealth Resource Centers

Publication — 5/3/2018

This resource offers information on Telehealth Resource Centers and the assistance and education they provide to organizations and individuals.

The National Institute of Justice's Role in the Strategy to Combat Heroin and Other Opioids

Publication — 5/3/2018

This resource provides an overview of the National Institute of Justice's efforts to combat drug trafficking and the use of illegal drugs.

Hospital Toolkit

Publication — 4/30/2018

This toolkit can empower medical providers, patients, families, and policymakers to improve screening, assessment, early intervention, and treatment.

Prosecutor-Led Diversion Toolkit

Publication — 4/30/2018

This online clearinghouse contains information and tools for designing, implementing, and evaluating new prosecutor-led diversion programming.

Building Recovery: State Policy Guide for Supporting Recovery Housing

Publication — 3/31/2018

The Recovery Housing Toolkit is designed to assist in the creation of certification systems for sober homes.

Open Roads and Overflowing Jails: Addressing High Rates of Rural Pre-Trial Incarceration

Publication — 3/31/2018

This document explores the increase in jail populations in small counties and makes recommendations to reduce pre-trial populations.

50-State Report on Public Safety

Publication — 2/28/2018

A wide range of challenges can be seen across the country in the criminal justice landscape, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution.

Corrections-Based Responses to the Opioid Epidemic

Publication — 2/28/2018

This article focuses on corrections professionals implementing jail or prison-based overdose education and naloxone distribution programs.

The Geographic Variation in the Cost of the Opioid Crisis

Publication — 2/28/2018

View a presentation of the per-capita state-level and county-level nonmortality and total economic burdens of the opioid crisis in 2015.

The Opioid Crisis by the Numbers

Publication — 2/28/2018

This infographic presents statistics about the opioid crisis.

Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States, 1999-2016

Publication — 11/30/2017

This report offers trends in drug overdose deaths, describes demographic and geographic patterns, and identifies shifts in the drugs involved.

FY 2016 Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) Report

Publication — 10/20/2017

This report provides preliminary estimates of Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) data for FY 2016.

Building Successful Partnerships Between Law Enforcement and Public Health Agencies to Address Opioid Use

Publication — 5/3/2017

This report is a product of the Law Enforcement and Public Health: Successful Partnerships in Addressing Opioid Use Forum.

CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain 2016

Publication — 5/3/2017

This guideline provides recommendations for primary care clinicians who prescribe opioids for chronic pain.

CDC Opioid Guideline Mobile App

Publication — 5/3/2017

This app puts the CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain guideline, tools, and resources in the palm of the provider's hand.

Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

Publication — 5/3/2017

View information on the opioid epidemic on this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention webpage.

BJA COAP Law Enforcement/First Responder Diversion

Publication — 12/31/2016

This briefing sheet provides details of BJA's Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program's support of law enforcement/first responder diversion programs.

BJA COAP Support to Local Governments

Publication — 12/31/2016

This briefing sheet provides an overview of the Bureau of Justice Assistance Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program's support to local governments.

BJA COAP Support to States and Territories

Publication — 12/31/2016

This briefing sheet provides an overview of the Bureau of Justice Assistance Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program's support to states and territories.

BJA COAP Support to Tribal Communities

Publication — 12/31/2016

This briefing sheet provides an overview of the Bureau of Justice Assistance Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program's support to tribal communities.

BJA COAP The Peer Recovery Support Services Mentoring Initiative

Publication — 12/31/2016

This briefing sheet details the Bureau of Justice Assistance Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program's Peer Recovery Support Services Mentoring Initiative.

BJA COAP Training and Technical Assistance

Publication — 12/31/2016

This briefing sheet details the Bureau of Justice Assistance Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program's Training and Technical Assistance Program.

BJA Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program

Publication — 12/31/2016

This briefing sheet provides an overview of the Bureau of Justice Assistance Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program.

Clinical Guidance for Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women With Opioid Use Disorder and Their Infants

Publication — 5/5/2016

This clinical guide provides comprehensive, national guidance for optimal management of pregnant and parenting women with opioid use disorder.
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