Needs of Returning Citizens with Substance Use Disorders

Open this course Estimated time to complete activity: 60 Min Audience: Providers
Credits Available: AMAAAPAACPE UAN #N/A
Activity Release Date: May 18, 2022 Expiration Date: May 17, 2023

This module covers the various health and social needs of previously incarcerated individuals with substance use disorders upon returning home to their Washington, D.C. communities. It discusses the resources available to returning citizens, the challenges that these individuals may face, and some strategies providers can use to reduce these challenges. The module also reviews policy recommendations that can better support an individual’s transition from incarceration to reintegration in the community.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the physical health, mental health, and social needs of citizens with substance use disorders returning to their Washington, D.C. communities following incarceration
  • Discuss the existing resources available to returning citizens in Washington, D.C.
  • Assess common barriers faced by returning citizens that impede their successful reintegration into their communities
  • Consider policy changes that could remediate these barriers and facilitate successful transition back into the community

Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, HealthHIV, and the District of Columbia Department of Behavioral Health.