TASC-CHJ Treatment Capacity Expansion Series
As communities across the country face crises of drug addiction and overdose, the need for timely access to quality, evidence-based treatment for people with substance use disorders is clear and pressing. This series of briefs is offered to help communities develop treatment capacity, address gaps in services, and deliver coordinated care.
These briefs offer information and guidance to support communities in their planning efforts and strategies for action. Topics covered include: planning considerations and critical questions relevant to expansion efforts; building a sustainable network of services across sectors (e.g., law enforcement and first responders, community-based treatment, supportive service providers, hospital and emergency departments); identifying the components of a robust community service network; a framework for categorizing funding needs; and critical elements of programming that responds directly to overdose reversals.
TASC’s Treatment Capacity Expansion Series is intended to aid local planning groups, community leaders, and their partners in collaborative efforts to expand community-based substance use disorder treatment and related service capacity through realignment of resources to meet demand. The lead author of the series was Amanda Venables.
Reach / Scope: National