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
This 2018 report provides a comprehensive overview of opioid use disorder (OUD) in America from the perspective of the U.S. Surgeon General. Written for all audiences, it includes information about prevalence of OUD, a discussion of the neurobiology of addiction, the continuum of care for treatment, recovery options, and the role of health care systems in addressing the crisis.
The Arizona Angel Initiative is Arizona’s version of a Police-Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI) like the one piloted in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Individuals with substance use disorder can contact law enforcement for assistance in accessing treatment. This report details the
This website, BASIS, from the Cambridge Health Alliance’s Division on Addiction, provides weekly summaries of addiction science research for patients and their caregivers, policy makers, and clinicians. Users can subscribe to a weekly update of research summaries. BASIS stands for The Brief Addiction Science Information Source.
The Ohio Chamber of Commerce created this toolkit for businesses to assist them in addressing opioid-related issues. The toolkit includes a free, online course on how to create a “best practice” drug free workplace with 5 components: