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Implementing Evidence-Based Strategies to Reduce Overdose Risk during Reentry

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People reentering the community after incarceration are at risk of fatal overdose from using substances. This risk is especially high during the first 48 hours after release, particularly for people using opioids, due to a decrease in tolerance during incarceration. With 19 percent of people incarcerated in prisons and jails in 2020 reporting regular use of opioids, it is imperative for reentry plans to include strategies that reduce overdose. Reentry planning is an opportunity for behavioral health and criminal justice practitioners to work together to support successful recovery.  

During this webinar, participants will hear about five evidence-based strategies for reducing overdose risk during reentry. This webinar will feature a panel discussion from current Second Chance Act grantees who will discuss how their reentry programs incorporate overdose prevention planning that promotes stable recovery and care management in the community. There will be a question-and-answer period. 


  • Sarah Wurzburg, Deputy Division Director, Behavioral Health, CSG Justice Center 
  • Felicia Lopez Wright, Project Manager, Behavioral Health, CSG Justice Center 
  • Marisol Torres Napleoni, Counseling Psychologist, Guara Bi, Inc., Puerto Rico 
  • Raneika Greenlee, Co-Occurring Services Coordinator, Jail to Work and Recovery Home, McNabb Center, Tennessee

Date Created: April 3, 2024