Addiction’s Impact on Children and Families: Resources for Parents, Grandparents, Children and Youth

Research has shown that having a close family member with a history of addiction is a risk factor for substance use and for developing a substance use disorder. In this collection, we feature resources that provide education about addiction, support for coping when a family member has an addiction, and selected resources designed to help prevent the development of substance use disorder in children and youth.

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Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care

Addiction researchers and treatment providers have increasingly advocated moving away from an acute-care model of treatment to embracing Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) which emphasize person-centered and self-directed pathways to recovery with an emphasis on building on the strengths and resilience of individuals, families and communities.

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Policymakers & Community Leaders

TN-ROCS Enhancement and Evaluation Project

Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance - U.S. Department of Justice

The linked grant award announcement provides additional information Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program’s (COSSAP) grant for the Tennessee Recovery Oriented Compliance Strategy (TN ROCS) initiative.

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Patients & Caregivers

Farm Town Strong

Source: American Farm Bureau Federation & National Farmers Union

Farm Town Strong provides resources to assist farm and ranch communities address the opioid crisis from the American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Farmers Union. The website includes results of a survey describing farm and ranch community perceptions of the opioid crisis as well as links to informational and support hotlines, a substance use disorder treatment locator, information about prevention and safe mediation disposal.

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Patients & Caregivers

Selected Papers of William L. White

Source: Selected Papers of William L. White

This website contains the collected works of noted addiction and recovery researcher William L. White. It contains more than 300 articles, 20+ recovery tools, book and book chapters, and transcripts of more than 100 interviews with addiction treatment and recovery leaders. This repository has material on such topics as recovery advocacy, recovery oriented systems of care, and recovery management. Funding Source: Unknown

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Building an Organizational Culture That Values Law Enforcement Diversion

Source: Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP)

This 3 page guide discusses building an organization culture that values law enforcement diversion programs for individuals with substance use disorders. The guide defines 3 key elements for creating a culture within law enforcement agencies that supports and values pre-arrest diversion programs:

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Patients & Caregivers

Medication-Assisted Treatment Options for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)

Source: Center for Evidence-based Policy

This 2 page information guide explains the medication assisted treatment (MAT) options for treating opioid use disorder. Intended for patients and their caregivers, it includes information on MAT options, how they work, how to access the medications,, and additional information for patients to consider when selecting a MAT option with their health care provider. Funding Source:  Consumer and Prescriber Education Grant Program, National Association of Attorney Generals

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Payers & Providers

Opioid Safety for Hospital Clinicians

Source: UMASS-TOX

This website from the University of Massachusetts’s Division of Medical Toxicology contains several training videos on opioid safety for hospital providers. The 5 instructional videos are intended to educate providers on common pitfalls and evidence-based strategies for safe administration of opioids in the inpatient, hospital setting.

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