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Drugs & Substance Use

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The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) helps America’s state, local, and tribal jurisdictions reduce and prevent crime, lower recidivism, and promote a fair and safe criminal justice system. BJA provides a wide range of resources through programs and services, including training and technical assistance, to address chronic and emerging criminal justice challenges nationwide. Following are a sampling of BJA resources that are specifically related to substance use and drug law enforcement matters:

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Guidelines for Managing Substance Withdrawal in Jails

Responding to the urgent need to assist local government officials, jail administrators, correctional officers, and health care professionals in the detection and proper management of acute withdrawal from substances among individuals in custody, BJA, in partnership with the National Institute of Corrections, formed a collaboration with Advocates for Human Potential, Inc., the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care to develop guidelines to support the effective management of substance withdrawal in local jails.

Learn more about the development of the guidelines and access additional training and technical assistance resources.

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Date Created: September 17, 2021