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Additional Resources and Publications

The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery ACT (CARA) establishes a comprensive, coordinated, balanced strategy through enhanced grant programs that would expland prevention and education efforts while also promoting treatment and recovery. Passed the U.S Senate on March 10, 2016, by a vote of 94-1. Passed the U.S. House or Representatives on May 13, 2016, by a vote of 400-5.

Previsions of CARA

  • Expand prevention and educational efforts-particularly aimed at teens, parents and other caretakers, and aging populations-to prevent the abuse of methamphetamines, opioids and heroin, and to promoted treatment and recovery.
  • Expand the availability of naloxone to law enforcement agencies and other first responders to help in the reversal of overdoses to save lives.
  • Expand resources to identify and treat incarcerated individuals suffering from addiction disorders promptly by collaborating with criminal justice stakeholders and by providing evidence-based treatment.
  • Expand disposal sites for unwanted prescription medications to keep them out of the hands of our children and adolescents.
  • Launch an evidence-based opioid and heroin treatment and intervention program to expand best practices throughout the country. Launch a medication assisted treatment and intervention demonstration program.
  • Strengthen prescription drug monitoring programs to help states monitor and track prescription drug diversion and to help at-risk individuals access services.

Additional Programs and Resources

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -

Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio -

Corporation for Supportive Housing -

Council of State Governments Justice Center Mental Health Program -

Crisis Text Line -

The Federal Bonding Program -

Laura and John Arnold Foundation -

Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry Health & Wellness -

National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies -

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) -

NAMI Ohio -

National Center for Cultural Competence -

Nation Center for Trauma Informed Care and Alternatives to Seclusion and Restraint -

Project Lazarus -

National Criminal Justice Reference Service -

National Institute of Corrections -

National Institute on Drug Abuse -

Office of Justice Programs -

Ohio Automated RX reporting System -

Ohio Criminal Justice Coordination Center of Excellence -

Ohio Department of Health – Project DAWN -

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Ohio Reentry Resource Center -

Ohio Ex-Offender Reentry Coalition -

Partners for Recovery -

Police Assisted Addition and Recovery Initiative -

Policy Research Associates/SAMHSA’s GAINS Center -

The P.E.E.R Center -

Pretrial Justice Institute -

SOAR: SSI/SSDI Outreach and Recovery -

State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy -

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration -

Supreme Court of Ohio Specialized Dockets Section -

Treatment Advocacy Center -

University of Memphis CIT Center -

Veterans Justice Outreach -