Law enforcement officers are uniquely positioned to offer key interventions to those with substance use disorders. It is estimated 1.5 million individuals arrested each year are at risk of substance dependence. As the opioid crisis continues, the frequency of rank and file officers acting as first responders and street counselors to active users has only risen. To assist law enforcement manage this role and capitalize on opportunities to divert people into treatment, JPO has created an issue brief, Accessing Substance Use Disorder and Related Treatment Services Training for Law Enforcement.
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