A systematic review prepared for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality that evaluated the effectiveness and harms of opioids compared to nonopioid analgesics in the emergency department.
This 2 minute video accompanies the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s report Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Save Lives.
The ALTO program, or alternatives to opioids, is a comprehensive program focused on providing non-opioid treatments for some common conditions treated in hospital emergency departments. These presentation slides provide guidance to providers or administrators who may want to start an ALTO program in their emergency department.
A 2011 report about how Kentucky’s drug courts access and use data from the state’s prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) from the PDMP Center of Excellence at Brandeis University.
The Center for Opioid Research and Education is a consortium of physicians, nurses, pharmacists and patients who together created procedure specific opioid prescribing guidelines. In 2017, the consortium published guidelines offering consensus recommendations for the range of appropriate opioid prescribing following 20 common surgical procedures, and in 2018 published guidelines for 14 common dental procedures.
Arizona piloted a multi-faceted initiative intended to reduce prescription drug misuse and abuse in 4 counties between July of 2012 and December 2013. This evaluation of the pilot from the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission found that the pilot delivered results including reduced
Health care providers often request guidance on how to have conversations with patients about opioids, pain treatment, addiction and other topics that may be challenging. In this collection, we have gathered materials that provide support to providers as they have these difficult conversations.
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.
The Arizona legislature adopted a law requiring health care providers to use electronic prescribing for all Schedule II controlled substances by January 1, 2020. Their implementation resources are included in the CLOUD and links to the project website and implementation documents are available below.
Part of Arizona’s Rethink Rx Abuse public health information campaign, these materials are intended to help communities implement a program to reduce illicit acquisition and diversion of prescription drugs.