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Third Party Publications
- Approaches in Implementing the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act: Best Practices from the States
Discusses best practices regarding the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) in the areas of parity implementation processes, collaborations with other organizations, tools for understanding and monitoring compliance, and recommendations for other states. Data was collected from California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, and Rhode Island.
- Changing Federal Terminology Regarding Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders
Changing the Language of Addition: A document addressing terminology related to substance use and substance use disorders. The document was developed through consultation with external research, policy, provider, and consumer stakeholders, as well as in collaboration with Federal agencies through the OMB clearance process.
- Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is issuing this final rule to update and modernize the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records regulations and facilitate information exchange within new health care models while addressing the legitimate privacy concerns of patients seeking treatment for a substance use disorder. These modifications also help clarify the regulations and reduce unnecessary burden.
- Finding Solutions to the Prescription Opioid and Heroin Crisis: A Road Map for States
The road map is a tool to help states
respond to the growing crisis of opioid
misuse and overdose. Used effectively, this
tool will help states assess their current
capacity to address the problem, select
evidence-based and promising strategies
and evaluate their work.
With many states already working to
combat the epidemic, some steps may
overlap with efforts currently underway.
The road map is designed as a policy
development tool, allowing a state to use all
or portions of the road map as it applies to
their unique situation. States could consider
revisiting the tool as needed.
- Legal Action Center’s MAT Advocacy Toolkit
This toolkit can help you fight for your right to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction. MAT involves the use of medications, such as methadone, buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) and injectable naltrexone (Vivitrol), in combination with counseling. Dozens of studies have shown that MAT reduces illicit drug use, crime, and communicable disease. Yet courts, probation, parole, and child welfare officials often force people to stop MAT against their doctor’s recommendation.
- Listen: Facing Addiction in America
Listen: Facing Addiction in America was a special that aired commercial free on Comedy Central, CMT, Logo, MTV, MTV2, MTV Live, MTV Classic, TV Land, VH1, BET, and Spike. Taped at the Paramount Theater in LA, the special was a combination of live discussion and musical performances to spark discussion, celebrate the success found in recovery, and empower friends and family to support those struggling with addiction. Dr. Drew Pinsky and MTV News senior correspondent Ana Marie Cox talk with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Joe Walsh, award-winning R&B artist Mario, Detroit rapper Royce Da 5’9”, comedian Gary Owen, actor Danny Trejo, professional skateboarder Brandon Novak, bar consultant and Spike TV personality Jon Taffer, activist and Logo TV alum Brandon Kneefel, and U.S. Army veteran and author Shilo Harris.
“Addiction has touched the lives of a large majority of our fans, as it has tens of millions of Americans…
- Prescription Nation 2016: Addressing America's Drug Epidemic
The National Safety Council is committed to ending unintentional injuries
and death in our lifetime and has been fighting this drug epidemic for years.
State governments also play a significant role in this fight, with state
legislators, Governors, and public health officials dictating the strategy.
This report identifies four key actions states can take that could have
immediate and sustained impact:
- Require and expand prescriber education
- Develop and implement prescriber guidelines
- Increase access to naloxone, an overdose antidote
- Expand access to treatment
- Qualify for Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) Waiver
Learn how nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) can train and apply to become DATA-waiver practitioners.
- Revised Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Certification Standards and Incidental Medical Services Policy Guidelines August 23, 2017
On May 1, 2017, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) issued updated guidelines in its Alcohol and/or Other Drug Program Certification Standards. These guidelines reflect a change in California law that permits the provision of incidental medical services at residential substance use disorder treatment facilities, among other important updates to its certification standards that certified programs must comply with no later than November 1, 2017.
- State Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs
The overview provided by NAMSDL clearly identifies the benefits of a PDMP: as a tool used by states to address prescription drug abuse, addiction ..