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Expanding Access to Burprenorphine in Primary Care Practices

Source: California Health Care Foundation

A one and a half hour webinar on best practices in expanding access to buprenorphine in primary care practices from the California Health Care Foundation. Funding Source:  California Health Care Foundation

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The Art and (Very Little) Science of Tapering

Source: Partnership Health Plan of California

This 2015 video from Dr. Andrea Rubinstein provides guidance to providers on how to work with patients to taper their opioid medication dosage. Includes a discussion on indications for tapering, 10 best practices for

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Addiction Treatment in California County Jails

Source: California Health Care Foundation

This 11 minute video features the stories of individuals who achieved recovery from addiction through receiving medication-assisted treatment (MAT) while in jail. The video includes testimonials from patients as well as interviews with sheriff,s health care providers, and corrections staff and explains how the programs work in several California counties.

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Rational and Irrational Use of Opioids

Source: Partnership Health Plan of California/A. Rubinstein

This 2015 37 minute presentation from a Kaiser Permanente anesthesiologist reviews the evidence for opioid safety and efficacy in treating pain, describes potential complications and comorbidities that might complicate opioid prescribing, how to consider the risks and benefits when making a prescribing decision, and describes how to work with patients to mitigate risks if opioids are prescribed. Includes discussions of patient cases.

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Patients & Caregivers

Narcan Saves Lives: I Am the Evidence – Brian

Source: We are the Evidence Massachusetts

This one and half minute video tells the story of a veteran whose live was saved by naloxone during an opioid overdose, and who subsequently went on to save other’s lives. The message of the video is of the importance of naloxone distribution in communities to prevent overdose. Funding Source:  We Are the Evidence Massachusetts

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Reversing the Stigma of Opioid Addiction

Source: NBC Left Field

A 10 minute video with the purpose of educating people about opioid addiction and medication assisted treatment (MAT) with a focus on reducing stigma around the disease. Two physicians in Portland, Oregon are featured along with a young woman who successfully treated her opioid use disorder (OUD) with MAT and coordinated services through Project Nurture.

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Help & Hope West Virginia

Source: West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources, Bureau for Behavioral Health

Website for Help & Hope West Virginia which provides resources to patients, prescribers, and community leaders addressing substance use disorder in the state. Includes resources aimed at youth prevention, opioid overdose and prevention, communities and first responders, access to treatment and support, and information about medication disposal. Funding Source: Federal Strategic Prevention Framework for Prescription Drugs Funds administered by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

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Corey’s Story: Face to Face with the Prescription Opioid Crisis

Source: National Safety Council

Cory Palazzi survived an opioid overdose in 2013, but he suffered brain damage and is now legally blind. Now Cory works to educate patients and their caregivers about the risks of prescription opioids and life after addiction. This video was produced by the National Safety Council in 2018. Funding Source: National Safety Council

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Michael’s Story: Face to Face with the Prescription Opioid Crisis

Source: National Safety Council

This video is from the perspective of a father who did not understand the risks of the opioid prescription a doctor gave to his son. Eventually his son died from an overdose. This video encourages patients and caregivers to understand the risks of opioid prescriptions. Produced by the National Safety Council, the video

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