What we learned about the Opioid Crisis at the 2017 ICCA Conference in Seattle
The Opposite of Addiction is not Sobriety. This may have been the most powerful statement we heard at the ICCA conference where researchers and practitioners of many fields and backgrounds came together to learn, share information and knowledge; pushing each other to keep learning and doing more in our pursuit to do what works best. Community Corrections has never been short of challenges and barriers. It is encouraging to see dedicated professionals working hard to break through.
The conference encompassed workshops surrounding some of these challenges, including the opioid crisis, relapse prevention, housing and employment, and our jails being filled with a large amount of people with significant mental illness and trauma. While there were many outstanding workshops at the Seattle conference, in this blog we will talk about discussions and community corrections solutions with relationship to the opioid crisis.
The Opioid Crisis
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