Sponsor: From Big Pharma to Recovery – The Intersection of the Opioid Epidemic and the Criminal Legal System
The Opioid Response Network (ORN) has launched a new podcast, MOUD in Corrections, to provide a comprehensive understanding of the opioid epidemic, medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) and justice-involved individuals.
In the U.S., more than 1.5 million arrests are made for drug violations annually and 1 in 5 people are incarcerated because of a drug related offense. However, in recent years the justice system has started to change its approach to incarcerated individuals with opioid use disorder to be more consistent with those having other chronic relapsing diseases. The podcast series, developed by the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network, explores this shift, highlights the critical and evolving role the justice system plays in addressing the opioid epidemic and emphasizes the importance of understanding that a substance use disorder is a disease of the brain. Available for Apple, Spotify and other apps. Listen here.
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