Overdose Prevention Strategies
A Recovery Orientated System of Care (ROSC) is “a coordinated network of community-based services and supports that is person-centered and builds on the strengths and resilience of individuals, families, and communities to achieve abstinence and improved health, wellness, and quality of life for those with or at risk of alcohol and drug problems" (William White). Program expansion through community integration can create a hub-and-spoke model to address the multiple facets of addiction, while connecting individuals to services needed. Opioid treatment providers (OTPs) are at the forefront of expanding service options to individuals seeking assistance with their addiction. By rallying community support through organizations such as criminal justice, hospitals, harm reduction programs, and social service providers, Center for Behavioral Health (CBH) has played an integral part as an OTP in addressing the opioid epidemic in numerous states. Within the criminal justice realm, CBH has introduced medication assisted treatment options into local correctional facilities in both Nevada and Louisiana to reduce recidivism rates. Las Vegas Metro Police’s LEAD Program is currently diverting individuals from incarceration into treatment and social services through the utilization of the CBH Mobile Outreach Recovery Team. CBH is also the first OTP in the nation to have a syringe exchange / harm reduction vending machine on site in Las Vegas. Utilizing the ROSC model can assist other cities in gaining traction to combat this disorder and improve overall community health.
This session is accredited for the following accreditation types: CME, CNE, CPE, APA, AAFP, AAHCPAD*, NAADAC*, ASWB*
*State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.