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Interventions to Improve Linkage to Care for People Who Use Drugs

First responders can improve outcomes for individuals who use drugs by consistently connecting them to evidence-based services, such as medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) and naloxone, and social support services known to enhance treatment and recovery.

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Quick Response Teams: Lessons Learned from a Review of Ohio’s Naloxone Plus Programs

In response to the opioid crisis, many police and first responders implemented deflection programs, a unique collaboration between public health and public safety. These initiatives “deflect” individuals with substance use disorders away from the justice system and ERs by connecting them to behavioral health care or other needed community-based services.

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