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COVID-19 Resources from NASADAD

April 22, 2020

Information from the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors: COVID-19 Telehealth Policy Fact Sheet: The Center for Connected Health Policy is a national telehealth resource center on policy. The CCHP works closely with all telehealth resource centers in the United States and provides technical assistance to state agencies and lawmakers on telehealth policy. For…

Children’s Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 8, 2020

Charmaine Morehead Clarity  www.claritycgc.org  in San Antonio, shared this resources General children’s mental health What Does A Mental Health Diagnosis Mean For You And Your Child? This 4-Step Process Can Help You Adjust How To Talk To Your Teen About Attending Therapy How To Talk With Your Child About Suicide After The Death Of A…

NatCon COVID-19 Guidance for Residential Settings

April 1, 2020

Responding to COVID-19 “coronavirus disease”

March 19, 2020

There are a growing number of resources that can help individuals and family understand, cope and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic: A Message from NARR about Coronavirus and COVID-19 “An Important Message from Dr. Octavio N. Martinez, Jr.” “The coronavirus crisis exposes our society’s weaknesses. It’s time to correct them.” “COVID-19: Protecting Kids from the…

The National Study of Treatment and Addiction Recovery Residences (NSTARR) Project

March 19, 2020

RecoveryPeople is excited to announce that our Executive Director, Jason Howell, is a consultant supporting the federally funded National Study of Treatment and Addiction Recovery Residences (NSTARR) Project. Learn more about the project and how to participate at http://nstarr.arg.org/ Historically, recovery housing research has focused on certain types or specific regions, which does not give…

Is marijuana hazardous to your health?

March 4, 2020

Marijuana enthusiast often discounted research posted on social media channels as “reefer madness”, referencing a 1930’s film by the same name and/or in general a scare tactic approach by the government in the past to reduce and stigmatize marijuana usage.  Can we blame that for their skepticism? Unfortunately, high drama, low fact approaches to behavior…

Journal Article on MAT in Recovery Residences

March 3, 2020

RecoveryPeople Executive Direct had the honor and privilege of contributing to this published journal article Supporting individuals using medications for opioid use disorder in recovery residences: challenges and opportunities for addressing the opioid epidemic Abstract: Full and partial opioid agonists and opioid antagonist medications play an important role in containing the opioid epidemic. However, these…

Submit comment on Joint Committee on Access to Forensic Services (JCAFS) Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Rules

March 2, 2020

The Joint Committee on Access to Forensic Services (JCAFS) Texas Administrative Code (TAC) rules have been posted for informal comments.  The informal comment period started Friday February 28, 2020 and will end on March 13, 2020.  You may view the draft rules by using the following link https://hhs.texas.gov/laws-regulations/policies-rules/health-human-services-rulemaking/comment-proposed-draft-rules.  If you would like, you may submit your comments…

First Class of OWEP Funded Students Graduate Towards RSPS

February 26, 2020

A big shout out to Dillion and Dorothy West and their staff at the Center for Recovery and Wellness Resources in Houston ( https://www.wellnessandrecovery.org/index.html ) . They graduated the first class of students pursing Recovery Support Peer Specialists (RSPS) certification who received scholarships through a HRSA OWEP grant. UTHealth Houston, in collaboration with RecoveryPeople, won…

“Valuing the Voices of Lived Experience”

February 5, 2020

I hope this post finds everyone well and striving to live your best life.  “Advocacy is the act of speaking on the behalf of or in support of another person, place or thing.” (Merrian-Webster Dictionary) Many times organizations work on behalf of certain populations without giving them a voice at the table. The slogan “Nothing…