UPDATED June 22, 2020:  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.

Montefiore Health System COVID-19 Toolkit for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

Montefiore Health System created this toolkit for its prescribers and staff to manage access to opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment including medications during the COVID-19 pandemic. This toolkit includes the following materials that may serve as templates for other hospital systems or clinician practices during this national emergency:

Law Enforcement Diversion Programs

This collection provides information about options to create programs that divert individuals with substance use or mental health conditions from the justice system to treatment.

Public Libraries and the Opioid Crisis

The Public Library Association and OCLC, a global library cooperative, produced these resources to help libraries develop polices and programs to address the opioid crisis in their communities. This collection consists of 3 reports:

Tips for Talking about Opioids and Pain with Patients

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.

The Improving Addiction Care Team – IMPACT

This collection compiles research and implementation materials from the Improving Addiction Care Team (IMPACT) program from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). IMPACT is an interprofessional, hospital-based addictions team that provides addiction medicine consults to patients being treated at OHSU who have a substance use disorder (SUD).

State of Arizona Resources

This featured collection highlights a number of initiatives Arizona has undertaken to address the opioid crisis in the state.

The Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network

The Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC Network) is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to promote the use of innovative best practices in addiction treatment and recovery services. Created in 1993, the ATTC Network operates 10 U.S.-based centers, 2 national focus area centers, and a network coordinating office.

2019 Summary of State Targeted Response (STR) and State Opioid Response (SOR) Grants

The National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) published state-specific profiles describing how state alcohol and drug agencies have allocated their State Targeted Response (STR) and State Opioid Response (SOR) grants, which are administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This collection includes a timeline of the STR and SOR grants and summaries of all 50 states’ use of the grants.

1 2