Resources

Sharing knowledge about promising practices and their sustainable implementation is vital to ending the opioid crisis. Our resources include the recommendations of experts and the perspectives of those on the frontlines.

COVID-19

Health Affairs Blog: Responding To COVID-19: Supporting People in Recovery From Opioid Use Disorder

February 11, 2021

Read lessons learned while awarding and supporting recovery support services grants during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as policy implications for the new presidential administration, in an article authored by Dr. Karen A. Scott, Dr. Ken Shatzkes, and Lydia Tschoe.

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Issue Brief

Issue Brief: Improving Access to Treatment and Recovery Supports for Younger Generations

February 4, 2021

Read how three FORE grantees are working to help adolescents and young adults access opioid use disorder treatment and support services to maintain their recovery during the pandemic and beyond.

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Policy Brief

Policy Brief: The Provision of Medications for Opioid Use Disorder in Correctional Settings in the Time of COVID-19: Opportunities and Solutions

January 21, 2021

Read about strategies for ensuring people in jails and prisons have uninterrupted access to medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) during the pandemic in a FORE Policy Brief co-authored by Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD, and Nickolas Zaller, PhD.

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COVID-19

Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment: Clinician perspectives on methadone service delivery and the use of telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic: A qualitative study

January 13, 2021

Read how the COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying policy changes on service delivery, such as flexibility in methadone dispensing and the use of telemedicine, have impacted changes in care patterns and clinician’s perceptions on access and quality in a FORE-funded study by the RAND Corporation.

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COVID-19

Journal of Addiction Medicine: MOUD Provision in Correctional Settings During Time of COVID-19: Prevention and Solutions

November 13, 2020

Read about risk mitigation practices for delivering medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) in correctional settings during COVID-19 and how to ensure quality of care while still preparing for the possibility of future pandemics in an article co-authored by Nickolas Zaller, PhD, and Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD.

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COVID-19

Webinar: OTP Clinician Perspectives on Methadone Service Delivery and the Use of Telemedicine During the COVID-19 Pandemic

September 10, 2020

Join Sarah Hunter, PhD; Lori Uscher-Pines, PhD; Lawrence Brown, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM; Lisa Brown, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-NC; Mark Parrino, MPA; and Betty Tai, PhD, as they discuss findings, experiences, and provide commentary on how the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the delivery of methadone treatment in the United States.

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