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AMA Opioid Task Force Helping Guide: Physicians’ Progress to End the Nation’s Opioid Epidemic

Source: American Medical Association

In 2014, the American Medical Association’s Opioid Task Force identified 6 actions physicians could take to help end the nation’s opioid epidemic. This 2018 progress report describes the 6 recommendations for physician action: register and use the prescription drug monitoring program [PDMP], insure updated

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

Source: National Safety Council

Rigo never thought that he could become addicted, but after an opioid prescription, it did happen to him. This video addresses the stigma around addiction and encourages patients and caregivers to understand the risks of prescription opioids. Produced by the National Safety Council in 2017, the video encourages

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

Source: National Safety Council

This video highlights the risks of opioids from the perspective of a mother who lost her son to an overdose after he became addiction following an opioid prescription for a sports injury. The video emphasizes that many patients do not understand the risks of opioid addiction. Produced by the National Safety

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A New Path: Parents for Addiction Treatment & Healing

Source: Parents for Addiction Treatment & Healing

The website for A New Path, an advocacy group of parents, citizens, individuals in recovery, community leaders and health care professionals working to educate the public, media and policy makers about addiction and expand access to treatment. The group has a focus on reducing the stigma associated with

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Addictionary

Source: Recovery Research Institute

This “Addictionary” created by the Recovery Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital lists language patients, providers, and policy makers can use that is not stigmatizing and creates a supportive treatment environment for substance use disorders.

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BASIS: The Brief Addiction Science Information Source

Source: Division on Addiction, Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital

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.

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Words Matter: Judicial Language and Substance Use Disorders

Source: National Judicial Opioid Task Force

A briefing paper by the National Judicial Opioid Task Force describing how judicial personnel can reduce the stigma associated with substance use disorder and improve engagement in and success with treatment by making conscious choices about the language used. A list of commonly used stigmatizing words

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