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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About President Joe Biden’s Proclamation to Pardon Simple Marijuana Offenses

On October 6, 2022, President Joe Biden issued A Proclamation on Granting Pardon for the Offense of Simple Possession of Marijuana. The Proclamation set in motion a pathway to pardon all individuals with simple possession of marijuana offenses in violation of the Controlled Substances Act (U.S.C.844) or in violation of D.C. Code 48–904.01(d)(1). In response, NASADAD developed a fact sheet for State alcohol and drug agencies, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About President Joe Biden’s Proclamation to Pardon Simple Marijuana Offenses, that explores answers to common questions around the timeline for pardons, what does receiving a presidential pardon entail, who does this proclamation apply to, and more.

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State Models for Addressing Opioid Use Disorders: Recovery Support in Integrated Care Settings – Brief and Webinar

Join the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors and the Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions (CoE-IHS) for a webinar on State Integrated Models: Hub and Spoke and Bridge Models, on Thursday, October 27, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET as we explore two states models that integrate recovery support services. Experts from the States of California and Tennessee will present their innovative CA Bridge Program and Tennessee Hub and Spoke Model. Read more about these integration approaches in our new issue brief, State Models for Addressing Opioid Use Disorders: Recovery Support in Integrated Care Settings.

Data indicates that nearly 75% of the nation’s 91,799 drug overdose deaths involved synthetic opioids, a shift that is consistent with trends indicating a worsening drug overdose epidemic. As the epidemic evolves, states have sought more effective solutions to reduce and treat opioid use disorders (OUD) and prevent overdose.

Integrated care models offer an effective solution; a research-based approach to manage chronic conditions like OUD, enhancing access to care and ensuring clients receive individualized services. OUD is a chronic relapsing condition that necessitates integrated forms of health and social service provisions to improve continuity of care.

Registration is available here.

 

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