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
This one page infographic provides 8 strategies to enable family and caregivers to continue loving and supporting someone with an addition.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
This 2018 publication by the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists presents the concept of harm reduction and presents strategies for pharmacists to adopt harm reduction concepts in their practices.