Our August collection addresses one of the most significant issues surrounding the opioid crisis: the sigma faced by people who suffer from addictions. The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine defines stigma as a range of negative attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that are associated with certain conditions such as addiction.
The opioid and addiction crises have had a significant impact on children and families, particularly those that face child welfare or dependency proceedings because of a parent’s substance use. This month, CLOUD features collections designed for policymakers who seek to improve care for individuals and prevent the break-up of families and resources for parents, grandparents and caregivers designed to help them support children and youth affected by parental addiction.
Providing effective treatment for substance use disorder (SUD) in pregnant and parenting women is a priority for many policymakers, community leaders and clinicians. Untreated SUD can lead to harms for both mothers and their children,while providing effective treatment and recovery supports can change the trajectory for the entire family. In this collection, we place a spotlight on effective models for treating SUD in pregnant and parenting women.
UPDATED July 6, 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 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:
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.
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:
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.
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).
This featured collection highlights a number of initiatives Arizona has undertaken to address the opioid crisis in the state.