The website for Operation Snowball, an organization that helps youth create and lead organizations devoted to the prevention of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use and encouraging positive communities and leadership. Each program enrolls adult members, but youth lead the school and community based programs.
Website for the Yellow Line Project in Blue Earth County, Minnesota which is a collaboration between law enforcement, human services and care providers to improve coordination and access to treatment for individuals with substance use or mental health conditions in lieu of in incarceration.
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.
The website for Project ALERT, an evidence-based substance abuse prevention curriculum for grades 7 and 8 developed by the RAND Corporation. On-line training, lessons plans, posters and videos are available for free for educators. Project ALERT recently added an opioid lesson to the core curriculum.
Website for the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program, a community-based diversion program intended to improve public safety while reducing unnecessary incarceration and justice system involvement for low-level offenders. LEAD also has a goal to fund sustainable and effective
The COVID-19 public health emergency is particularly challenging for people in treatment for substance use disorder, people in recovery, and people who use drugs. This collection features educational resources that can be adapted for local settings, specific guidance on harm reduction, recovery housing and providing peer support services during the pandemic, and links to websites that provide high-quality information, data, and/or examples for local communities to adopt.
A 13 minute video about opioid addiction created by Adam Stewart as part of his Eagle Scout Service Project with Boy Scout Troop 70 Lewisburg, West Virginia. Adam’s intention is to provide information that may help people avoid acquiring an opioid addiction by deciding not to take opioids.
This 10-page document is a guide for operations of treatment courts during the COVID-19 pandemic. The resource provides guidance for treatment court staff on the following topics:
This document is a 2 page executive summary on the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health’s Task Force of Public Health Initiatives to Address the Opioid Crisis.
This report provides a comprehensive review of recent research about the effects of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) on substance use and people who use drugs (PWUD) as well as information from key informant interviews with 21 staff members from harm reduction organizations in the United States about the experiences of PWUD and their service providers during this pandemic.