Pathways to Recovery

When Faces & Voices of Recovery was launched in 2001, our founding goal was to celebrate and honor recovery in all of its diversity. We believe that everyone has a right to recover from addiction to alcohol and other drugs and that there is no one path to recovery. Recovery from addiction to alcohol and…

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Medications for Opioid Use Disorders Saves Lives

Medications for opioid use disorder (OUD) save lives. Yet most people with OUD in the United States receive no treatment at all, and only a fraction of those who do receive medications for OUD. With support from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the National Academies…

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Medication Assisted Treatment in Drug Courts Recommended Strategies

This report is designed to help drug court practitioners understand medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction and to provide strategies for incorporating MAT into their practice. The report’s information about different MAT models can serve as a resource for courts that currently permit MAT as well as those considering it. Though based on the experience…

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Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in the Criminal Justice System: Brief Guidance to the States

This brief provides guidance to state governments on increasing the availability of evidence-based medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in criminal justice (CJ) settings. By including the criminal justice system as a path to treatment, states may see an increase in access to and retention in treatment, and lower rates of overdoses, re-offending, and re-incarcerations. In this brief,…

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Medication-assisted Recovery from Opioid Addiction: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Recovery is being used as a conceptual fulcrum for the redesign of addiction treatment and related support services in the United States. Efforts by policy, research, and clinical leaders to define recovery and calls for assertive models of long-term recovery management raise critical questions about how recovery-focused systems transformation efforts will affect the pharmacotherapeutic treatment…

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Legality of Denying Access to Medication Assisted Treatment In the Criminal Justice System

This report examines the prevalence of opiate addiction in the criminal justice system, its devastating consequences, and the widespread denial of access to one of its most effective forms of treatment: medication assisted treatment (“MAT”). The report then analyzes the circumstances in which the denial of MAT violates Federal anti-discrimination laws and the United States…

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