There are a lot of resources on substance misuse disorders available for judges, policymakers, and those who work in the field. Below is a sampling, divided by topic.
Resources for courts. TN Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Substance misuse resources. TN Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Prescription Drug Overdose. TN Department of Health
Treatments, including Medical Assisted Treatment (MAT)
MAT Basics and How To Find a MAT Program. Written by the Appalchian/Midwest Regional Judicial Opioid Initiative.
Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder National Judicial Opioid Task Force. Discusses key issues surrounding medication assisted treatment (MAT), the evidence that underlies treatment types for opioid use disorder, best practices, and legal implications.
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Substance Use Best Practice Tool Guide. TN Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.
Medically Assisted Treatment. TN Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.
Community Treatment Collaborative. The Community Treatment Collaborative is a substance abuse treatment service for Tennessee Department of Correction state probation and parole technical violators. The program offers the following services: Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Halfway House, Residential, Social Detox, and Medically Monitored Detox
Tennessee Nonresidential Buprenorphine Treatment Guidelines. TN Department of Health
Quality Treatment Evaluations
Quality Treatment Provider Assessment: Basic Questions for Courts. Written by the Appalchian/Midwest Regional Judicial Opioid Initiative.
The Fundamentals of Screening and Assessment in the Justice System National Judicial Opioid Task Force. Describes the purpose of substance use disorder screening and assessment, available tools, and examples of courts that successfully use screening and assessment in their justice systems.
Safe Baby Courts & Children
Baby Courts: A Promising Child Protection Court Model to Serve Families with Infants and Toddlers. Written by the Appalchian/Midwest Regional Judicial Opioid Initiative.
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. TN Department of Health
ICPC State Border Agreements
These agreements facilitate voluntary and temporary family-based placement of a non-custodial child who is subject to an ongoing child protective services investigation, family assessment, or family preservation with family or kin who live in a neighboring state.
Understanding the Basics of Addiction National Judicial Opioid Task Force: Provides the basics of addiction including contributing factors, treatment, and innovative court programs being used to combat the opioid crisis.
Addiction and Overdose Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health
Drugs and the Brain (7/2018, National Institute on Drug Abuse): Good primer on addiction and the brain.
Family Treatment Courts: First-Ever National Best Practice Standards Just Released National Judicial Opioid Task Force. Provides descriptions and provisions of the eight best practice standards released in October 2019.
Project Rural Recovery. TN Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program. U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program Technical Assistance Page. U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration
Opioid Misuse in Rural America. U.S. Department of Agriculture