With the alarming increase in fatal and non-fatal overdoses related to the opioid epidemic and the rising rates of stimulant use, the need for cross-system collaboration and the development of partnerships between justice and medical professionals has never been greater. These partnerships provide support to judges and other justice-system stakeholders and build a foundation for effectively treating individuals with a substance use disorder (SUD) who come in contact with the justice system. This guide is meant to provide those involved with the justice system an overview of substance use disorders and their treatment.
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