Publications and Digital Media


Opioid Affected Youth Initiative (OAYI) Podcast: Answering the Call, Episode 2

Podcast — 11/17/2022

In this episode, “The Frontline,” Christopher Menapace spotlights the critical role of emergency medical services (EMS) in addressing the opioid crisis.

Opioid Affected Youth Initiative (OAYI) Podcast: Answering the Call, Episode 1

Podcast — 9/30/2022

In this episode, “It’s Not Us and Them, It’s Just Us,” Jesse Fairchild, LCPC, weighs in on the opioid crisis and its impact on youth and families across the country.

Overdose Response Among the White Earth Band of Chippewa Indians

Podcast — 9/12/2022

The White Earth Band of Chippewa Indians has funded overdose outreach specialists to work with local first responders to address opioid use in their community.

Justice Today: National Drug Court Month

Podcast — 6/8/2022

A nationally recognized expert discusses America's 3,800 drug and treatment courts, which are transforming the way the justice system addresses people with substance use and addiction issues.

The Power of Peers: Pivoting During the Pandemic

Podcast — 12/13/2021

This podcast highlights the successes, challenges, and lessons learned from three different peer programs from across the nation.

Patient Matching Podcast

Podcast — 4/30/2021

This podcast provides an overview of patient matching.

Just Polysubstance Use and the Importance of Data Trends

Podcast — 3/26/2021

Just Science interviews Josh Yohannan, a forensic chemist and expert in emerging drug trends, about polysubstance use in the opioid overdose epidemic.

Just Addressing the Stigma of Substance Abuse Disorder

Podcast — 3/19/2021

Clarence Jordan discusses stigma and its impact to programs designed to support those with substance use disorder and on individual level outcomes.

Just the DEA National Forensic Laboratory Information System

Podcast — 3/12/2021

Learn about the importance of information sharing across law enforcement and public health agencies through forensic partnerships.

One-on-One With Legislative Analysis and Public Policy Association (LAPPA)

Podcast — 3/11/2021

Subject matter experts Melissa Heinen, RN, MPH, and Mallory O'Brien, PhD, MS, discuss overdose fatality review (OFR).

Just Building Policy From the Ground Up

Podcast — 3/5/2021

Dr. Alex Kral of RTI International discusses innovative policy solutions to improve outcomes for people with substance use disorder.

Just Alternative Crisis Response: One Community's Experience

Podcast — 2/26/2021

Learn about the CAHOOTS program, a community-based public safety model that provides 24/7 mobile mental health first response for crises.

Just Partnerships to Enhance Overdose Fatality Review

Podcast — 2/19/2021

Dr. Mallory O’Brien, Assistant Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin, discusses how partnerships can enhance overdose fatality reviews.

Just the Story of the Healthy Grandfamilies Program

Podcast — 2/12/2021

Although they are not a regular topic in the discussion of the opioid epidemic, children are a population that are often impacted by substance abuse.

Just the Importance of Identifying Emerging Drug Threats

Podcast — 2/5/2021

This podcast covers the analytical and interpretative challenges associated with emerging drug threats.

Just the Intersection of Opioids and Illicit Stimulants: Part 2

Podcast — 1/29/2021

Dr. Jon Zibbell of RTI International discusses the importance of actionable intelligence and lessons learned from past stimulant epidemics.

Impact of COVID-19 on PDMPs

Podcast — 1/26/2021

This podcast is an overview of how the pandemic has affected the operations of a few PDMPs.

Just the Intersection of Opioids and Illicit Stimulants: Part 1

Podcast — 1/22/2021

"Just Science" speaks with Dr. Jon Zibbell from RTI International about the waves of the opioid epidemic and their impact on communities.

The Role of Technology in Peer Support

Podcast — 12/14/2020

In this podcast, we profile 3 PRSS programs in different organizational settings to learn how their programming has changed in response to COVID-19.

Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Criminal Division Discusses Combating the Opioid Crisis

Podcast — 10/26/2020

This podcast discusses how DOJ is combatting the opioid crisis.

The Power of Peers: Highlighting the Peer Recovery Support Services Mentoring Initiative

Podcast — 9/10/2020

Showcasing two mentor and two mentee sites that participated in BJA’s COSSAP-supported Peer Recovery Support Services Mentoring Initiative last year.

The Power of Peers: Spotlight on Grantees

Podcast — 9/10/2020

Representatives of four COAP* county-level grantee programs discuss innovative ways their programs are fighting opioid crises in their communities.

Innovations and Challenges of PDMPs

Podcast — 9/6/2019

This podcast is a follow-up to "The Evolution of PDMPs and Their Role in Addressing the Opioid Crisis".

The Evolution of PDMPs and Their Role in Addressing the Opioid Crisis

Podcast — 9/6/2019

The role of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs), a brief history of PDMPs, and current innovations across PDMPS are presented.

Identifying and Overcoming Barriers in Treating Behavioral Health Disorders Using Videoconferencing in Correctional Settings

Podcast — 9/4/2019

This podcast is a follow-up to the "Telemental Health in Correctional Settings" webinar featuring Dr. Ashley Batastini.

Peer Support in Drug Courts

Podcast — 5/21/2019

The work of peer specialists in drug courts is highlighted.

21st Century CURES Act: Exchange Standards and Information Blocking

Podcast — 5/10/2019

The 21st Century CURES Act addresses interoperability, the health information technology certification program, and information blocking.

Peer Recovery Housing

Podcast — 3/27/2019

Learn about peer recovery housing and its importance in addressing the opioid epidemic.

The State Experience of Planning an Opioid Initiative

Podcast — 2/13/2019

Delaware’s approach to collecting and incorporating feedback from a community planning an initiative in response to the opioid epidemic.

Quick Response Teams: Interdisciplinary Overdose Response and Prevention

Podcast — 10/22/2018

From this podcast, listeners will be able to describe the QRT program and have information to begin exploring a similar program with local partners.

At the Epicenter of the Crisis: The Role of Jails in Tackling the Opioid Epidemic

Podcast — 8/21/2018

Sheriff Kevin Coppinger of the Essex County Sheriff's Department (ECSD) discusses the role of jails in the opioid epidemic.
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