Download only This issue brief presents recent data on prevalence of opioid misuse and death rates in the Black/AA population; contextual factors & challenges to prevention & treatment; innovative outreach & engagement strategies to connect people to evidence-based treatment; and the importance of community voice. Publication ID PEP20-05-02-001 Publication Date April 2020 Format Report Download The Opioid Crisis and the Black/African American Population PDF 6.45 MB Find Related Information Audience Community Coalitions Grant Seekers & Grantees Non-Profits & Faith-Based Organizations Prevention Professionals Professional Care Providers Program Planners, Administrators, & Project Managers Public Health Professionals Population Group Black or African American You May Also Be Interested In Decisions in Recovery: Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders This handbook provides guidance on using the web-based, multimedia tool Decisions in Recovery: Medications for Opioid Addiction. This handbook and the web-based tool offers information about medication-assisted treatment. Both resources help people living with opioid use disorder compare treatment options and discuss their preferences with a provider. Clinical Use of Extended-Release Injectable Naltrexone in the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder: A Brief Guide This guide explains how to use extended-release injectable naltrexone as part of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder. It covers assessing patients, initiating MAT, monitoring progress, and deciding when to end treatment. Drugs, Alcohol, and HIV/AIDS: A Consumer Guide for African Americans This guide provides information for African American consumers on the link between HIV/AIDS and substance use. It explains the increased risk of HIV transmission and the importance of treatment for alcohol and substance misuse and HIV/AIDS. Adult Drug Courts and Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependence This guide highlights the use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder in drug courts. It reviews effective medications, including methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone. The guide also provides strategies to increase the use of MAT in drug court programs. Advisory: An Introduction to Extended-Release Injectable Naltrexone for the Treatment of People with Opioid Dependence This advisory gives an overview of extended-release injectable naltrexone for people with opioid dependence. It discusses how it differs from other medication-assisted treatments, safety concerns, and patients most likely to benefit. Medicaid Coverage and Financing of Medications to Treat Alcohol and Opioid Use Disorders This report presents information about Medicaid coverage of medication-assisted treatment for opioid and alcohol dependence. It covers treatment effectiveness and cost effectiveness. The report also offers examples of innovative approaches in Vermont, Massachusetts, and Maryland.