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What is Addiction?

Source: Addiction Policy Forum

This website from Addiction Policy Forum provides a brief overview of the science of addiction. The web page includes a 4 minute video explaining the science of addiction for all audiences, and a link

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Bexar County NAS Collaborative

Source: Bexar Country NAS Collaborative

The Bexar County, Texas Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) collaborative works to improve outcomes for mothers and infants affected by substance use disorder.

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Intersection of Pain and Addiction

Source: Office Based Addiction Treatment at Boston Medical Center's Grayken for Addiction

This 6 minute video titled “Intersection of Pain and Addiction” from a clinician at Boston Medical Center’s Grayken Center for Addiction describes how addiction often develops after treatment for pain, how individuals with substance use disorder experience pain differently, and how important it is to treat pain in individuals with current SUD or a history of SUD.

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Guidance for Clinicians

Source: Yale Program in Addiction Medicine

This 5 page guide from the Yale Program in Addiction Medicine for clinicians provides strategies for working with patients with addictions during the Covid-19 public health emergency.

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Ohio Chamber of Commerce Opioid Toolkit

Source: Ohio Chamber of Commerce

The Ohio Chamber of Commerce created this toolkit for businesses to assist them in addressing opioid-related issues. The toolkit includes a free, online course on how to create a “best practice” drug free workplace with 5 components:

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Online Museum of African American Addictions, Treatment, and Recovery

Source: Online Museum of African American Addictions, Treatment, and Recovery

The Online Museum of African American Addictions, Treatment and Recovery was created by Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, to serve as a central location for information about addictions, treatment, and recovery among African Americans.

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The Opioid Crisis and Connecticut’s Workforce: Updating Your Approach to Employees Suffering from Addiction Can Preserve Your Greatest Resource

Source: State of Connecticut

The Connecticut Department of Public Health convened stakeholders over 2 years to discuss the impact that substance use has on the workforce and workplace and develop recommendations for human resource best practices around substance use disorder (SUD).

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National Institute on Drug Abuse

Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse

This is the website for the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health. Provides reports on research into addiction and treatment, funding notices, publications, and other reports related to opioids and other addictive substances. Funding Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health

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Building the Science of Recovery – Research Brief

Source: Institute for Research, Education and Training in Addictions and Northeast ATTC

A 2009 guide to improving the science of and research on recovery from addiction from the Northeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center. The guide poses questions for researchers to answer and describes a research framework for recovery research with high scientific standards.

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Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

Source: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

This 2016 comprehensive report includes detailed information on the prevalence of substance use and misuse in America, an overview of the science of addiction, information about the continuum of care from prevention through treatment to recovery, and a discussion of how health systems are changing to meet the growing need for addiction services.

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