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Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Education and Briefs


This resource is available to provide opportunities to complete activities, briefs, and online training to improve knowledge in substance use disorder treatment and best practices. Training credits will be provided for completed training hours. To receive credit, click the button below to indicate which trainings were completed and provide feedback on this newsletter and future newsletter content. 
The Treatment Gap
In Rehab, 'Two Warring Factions': Abstinence vs. Medication 

A reluctant evolution is taking place in residential drug treatment for opioid addiction. Here’s a look at one center’s wary shift.

In the News: 


If Addiction Is a Disease, Why Is Relapsing a Crime?

What is Addiction
(4 minute video)

Learn about the brain science of addiction in this short video.

Everything you know about addiction is wrong
(14 minute video plus article)

What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to wonder why we treat addicts the way we do — and if there might be a better way. As he shares in this deeply personal talk, his questions took him around the world, and unearthed some surprising and hopeful ways of thinking about an age-old problem.

Check out the Addictionary

The Recovery Research Institute developed the addictionary to help us all use a unified language when we talk about addictions. 

If we want addiction destigmatized,
We need a language that's unified.

The words we use matter. Caution needs to be taken, especially when the disorders concerned are heavily stigmatized as in substance use disorders.

The Addictionary
Local Resources Spotlight 

Larimer Court Support, Inc. (LCS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that directly supports the clients in the Problem Solving Courts in Larimer County, Colorado. We are committed to treatment and encourage positive lifestyles for the current and past clients who are living in recovery. 

The problem solving courts were started with the goals of improving outcomes, lowering taxpayer costs, and stopping the revolving door of the court systems for participants and their families. The courts are often a "last resort" for repeat offenders who have a substance abuse and/or mental health component who need a therapy-based intensive treatment program. The programs provide a heavily structured environment with a court team-based approach who meet weekly to discuss the best course of action for each client.  



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