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OBH Program Successfully Increases Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

Before large-scale federal assistance arrived to combat the opioid crisis, four organizations - Denver Health; Addiction, Research and Treatment Services; Behavioral Health Group- Longmont; and Crossroads Turning Point - stepped up to expand access to life-saving medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for people experiencing opioid use disorder (OUD). MAT involves adminstering FDA-approved medications used specifically to treat OUD, and in combination with behavioral therapy, is considered the gold standard of treatment.

Memo: Use of the Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood

TO:            Regional Accountable Entity Directors and Mental Health Center Executive Directors

FROM:      Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing & Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health

RE:            Use of the Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood™ (DC:0-5)

DATE:       September 1, 2019

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: Opioid Crisis Recovery Funds Advisory Committee

House Bill 19-1009 created the Opioid Crisis Recovery Funds Advisory Committee (Committee) tasked with advising and collaborating with the Department of Law on the use of any funds received by Colorado as a result of an opioid-addiction-related settlement or damage award for which the use of the funds is not predetermined or committed by other orders.

RFA for Recovery Residence Certifying Body Closes Nov. 8, 2019

House Bill 19-1009 created standards for recovery residences for the purpose of referrals and title protections and prohibits a facility from using the terms “recovery residence”, “sober living facility”, “sober home”, or any like term, unless they meet specific requirements, which includes being certified by a recovery residence certifying body approved by the Office of Behavioral Health.

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