Title: The Substance Abuse Crisis: Counties Search for Solutions (Special Issue of County News).
Published: 2019
Journal Name: County News
February 18, 2019,
Document available online at: https://www.naco.org/resources/featured/substance-abuse-crisis-counties-reach-solutions external link(opens in new window)
Printable version (PDF): https://www.naco.org/sites/default/files/documents/HT_02182019_LO_72_V4_0.pdf external link(opens in new window)
Abstract: This special issue examines the substance abuse crisis that is impacting counties across the United States. Articles discuss: the impact of drug overdoses; the continued use of methamphetamine; the need for interagency collaboration to create process that increase access points for substance abuse treatment; efforts in Cabell County, West Virginia, to address the high opioid prescribing rates and prescription drug misuse; strategies that can be used to save lives, including the prescription of buprenophine in mental health and primary care settings and the dispensation of naloxone at those same settings; medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders; the impact of the termination of Medicaid coverage during incarceration; the benefits and challenges of needle exchange programs; the increasing pressure for counties to file lawsuits in hopes of recouping the costs they have shouldered to battle the opioid addiction epidemic; the role jails can play in breaking the cycle of opioid deaths; and resources to help with substance abuse. 

GRAND Resource: Help for Grandfamilies impacted by Opioids and Other Substance Use. This resource from Generations United provides tips, practical information and a list of additional resources covering five topic areas - Practicing Self-Care; Addressing Childhood Trauma; Preventing Harmful Drug Use by Children; Engaging with Birth Parents; and Talking with a Child about their Birth Parent. Learn more.

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Tuesday, 26 February 2019 15:42

States Eye Tech Tools In Opioid Fight

CivSource - February 19, 2019

States are looking for innovative ways to manage the opioid crisis. From data sharing to outreach programs, all options are on the table. Opioid overdoses were tied to about 50,000 U.S. deaths in 2017 and many newly elected governors put the issue at the center of their campaigns. Oracle has recently launched a new tool that is designed to help local officials share information about treatment resources with those who are in need.

https://civsourceonline.com/2019/02/19/states-eye-tech-tools-in-opioid-fight/

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 National Judicial Opioid Task Force Launches Online Resource Center

Chattanoogan - January 29, 2019

The National Judicial Opioid Task Force, co-chaired by Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts Director Deborah Taylor Tate, recently launched a resource center to address the ongoing opioid epidemic featuring dozens of facts sheets, videos, and other resources for judges and the general public regarding the opioid crisis and substance abuse disorders including treatment and services; special populations, including children and veterans; and collaborative efforts and data sharing among law enforcement medical professionals and the judicial branch.

https://www.chattanoogan.com/2019/1/29/383812/National-Judicial-Opioid-Task-Force.aspx

https://www.ncsc.org/Topics/Court-Management/Leadership-and-Change-Management/Opioids-and-the-Courts/Opioids-and-the-Courts-Resource-Center.aspx

 

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Opioids Exact Another Toll on Newborns: Smaller Heads

Health Day News - December 10, 2018

Infants born addicted to opioids may be more likely to have smaller heads that might hinder their development, new research suggests.

https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2018-12-10/opioids-exact-another-toll-on-newborns-smaller-heads

Grandparents, Grandchildren, and Caregiving: The Impacts of America's Substance Use Crisis

American Society On Aging - October 08, 2018

The growing impact of the opioid crisis is becoming increasingly evident. In a recent sur­vey of programs across the United States that primarily serve grandparents and other rela­tives raising children (known as grandfamilies), nearly all reported serving families impacted by parental substance use.

http://www.asaging.org/blog/grandparents-grandchildren-and-caregiving-impacts-america%E2%80%99s-substance-use-crisis

Tuesday, 26 June 2018 16:55

Opioid Resources/Information: Louisiana

How Prevalent is Opioid Abuse?

Opioid abuse is a problem in Louisiana where almost all indicators … addiction to opioid medications, overdose deaths, emergency room admissions and over-prescribing … are evidence of the problem. 

A link for LDH’s website with Opioid related information is as follows: Opioid Get Help navigation

Additional Documents are attached:

FINAL Opioid Substance Abuse Status Report

SAMHSA Overdose Toolkit

Opioid Epidemic PPT

CY 2016 - Valid Drug/Alcohol Affected Newborn Victims - Chart

 

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This guidebook was created through a partnership with Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services and Louisiana Department of Health. The State of Louisiana has participated in several policy academies, consortia and innovative projects to help guide the integration of behavioral health services into physical health in order to enhance services and improve patient care. Louisiana's participation in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovations Accelerator Program for Substance Use Disorders (IAP/SUD) is just one example of a collaborative effort for stakeholders to come together to address substance use disorders (SUD) and related conditions.

This Toolkit has been approved the the Louisiana Perinatal Commission, which will serve as a partner for statewide dissemination and integration into future projects and initiatives. 

This guide is intended for use in medical settings, but may have a broader use as a reference guide.

Link to Toolkit: http://ldh.la.gov/assets/docs/BehavioralHealth/NASBooklet.pdf 

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Early Treatment Program for Opioid-Dependent Newborns Significantly Reduces Cost While Maintaining Medical and Safety Outcomes (Press release)

Joint Commission - May 03, 2018

Findings showed no significant differences between the two groups regarding medical and safety outcomes, or child protective services involvement. However, the traditional care NAS infants were more likely to be treated in a higher-level nursery or to have emergency department visits, and the median per-birth charges were approximately $8,204 lower for MAiN infants.

Also: Early Treatment Innovation for Opioid-Dependent Newborns: A Retrospective Comparison of Outcomes, Utilization, Quality, and Safety, 2006-2014: https://www.jointcommissionjournal.com/article/S1553-7250(17)30299-4/pdf

Also: Management of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: The Importance of a Multifaceted Program Spanning Inpatient and Outpatient Care (Commentary): https://www.jointcommissionjournal.com/article/S1553-7250(18)30155-7/pdf

http://www.sectorpublishingintelligence.co.uk/news/1975602/early+treatment+program+for+opioiddependent+newborns+significantly+reduces+cost+while+maintaining+medical+and+safety+outcomes

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Opioid-Related Deaths Children and Teens, Ages 10-17. 

This is a graphic document with quite a few current statistics - national perspective. Published in November 2017


Quick-Look: Child Death Review Case Reporting System (CDR-CRS)
National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention.
2017
https://www.ncfrp.org/wp-content/uploads/NCRPCD-Docs/opioid-related_deaths_prnt.pdf

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