Recovery Support

Recovery from a substance use disorder is a lifelong process that requires holistic support systems to enable the recovering individual to fulfill their potential. The holistic support systems must encompass health and the treatment of co-occurring disorders, safe housing, strong family relationships and meaningful involvement within the community through friends, co-workers and other supportive people.

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The executive summary of the 1993 President's Commission on Model State Drug Laws that seeks to establish a comprehensive continuum of responses and services, encompassing prevention, education, detection, treatment, rehabilitation, and law enforcement to allow individuals and communities to fully address alcohol and other drug problems.
50 state compilation of legal barriers for people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction: licenses and credentials. An overview of how having a criminal conviction or an addiction to alcohol and/or drugs can affect an applicant trying to obtain a license or credential to practice a particular profession or occupation, namely certain counseling professions – addiction/substance abuse counselors, professional counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists and psychologists. In most states, each profession is regulated by its own board, commission or department (“licensing agency”) which can create a wide divergence in how the issues of criminal convictions and alcohol and/or drug abuse are treated when applying for licensure.
50 state compilation of legal barriers for people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction: education
50 state compilation of legal barriers for people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction: expungement and civil rights
50 state compilation of legal barriers for people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction: housing
A model resolution directing the Single State Authority on Drugs and Alcohol to assemble a panel of parents of children who have been affected by drug and alcohol abuse and addiction to advise and make recommendations on obstacles blocking access to drug and alcohol addiction treatment.
NAMSDL News - News Alert, Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Introduced
The 2019 National Drug Control Strategy from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) that establishes the national initiatives and priorities to combat illicit drug use and treat people suffering from substance use disorders.
A policy statement about the model resolution directing the Single State Authority on Drugs and Alcohol to assemble a panel of parents of children who have been affected by drug and alcohol abuse and addiction to advise and make recommendations on obstacles blocking access to drug and alcohol addiction treatment.
Table of legal barriers for people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction: licenses and credentials

 

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