I am writing as a follow up to the release of the first Whitepaper that AATOD organized for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration/ Department of Health and Human Services. The first paper “Models of Integrated Patient Care through OTPs and DATA 2000 Practices” was released on June 30, 2016.
- We are now releasing the second Whitepaper, focusing on “Integrated Service Delivery Models for Opioid Treatment Programs in an Era of Increasing Opioid Addiction, Health Reform and Parity”. Follow this LINK to view.
- The first section is written by Dr. Kenneth Stoller and Dr. Mary Ann Stephens in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the John Hopkins University School of Medicine. It provides a model for how OTPs can work in conjunction with DATA 2000 practices.
- The second section is written by Allegra Schorr who serves as the President of the New York State Coalition of Medication Assisted Treatment Provider and Advocates, focusing on how OTPs can work with primary healthcare services.
- The third paper “Increasing Access to Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Drug Courts and Correctional Facilities and Working Effectively with Family Courts and Child Protective Services” also provide a comprehensive blueprint for OTPs and policy makers on how to better integrate services in such facilities.
Both sections are designed to provide models of service delivery for OTPs throughout the United States.
- Douglas Marlowe wrote the first section of this paper about working with Drug Courts. Doug Marlowe is the Chief of Science, Policy and Law of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals.
- The second section of the paper focuses on working with correctional facilities and was written by Dr. Sarah Wakeman of the Substance Use Disorder Initiative in the Massachusetts General Hospital and Dr. Josiah Rich, who is the Director of the Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights of Brown University.
- The third section, focusing on how OTPs can work with Family Courts and Child Protective Services was written by Pamela Peterson Baston of Solutions of Substance, Inc.
This third paper will become available during the week of July 25, 2016.
All three policy papers provide long-term strategic blueprints for OTPs and interested parties in how to fully realize the goals of Medication Assisted Treatment in a Comprehensive Hub setting. I know that you will find them to be of value.
I want to thank SAMHSA and the Department for all of their support in developing these policy papers in addition to the authors who developed such excellent guidance for our field. These papers were produced under the contract number HHSP233201400268P.
Mark W. Parrino, M.P.A.
American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD)