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Arizona Angel Initiative – Feasibility of Expanding Throughout Arizona

Source: Arizona Governor's Office

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

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Patients & Caregivers

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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Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Spotlight on Opioids

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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.

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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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Ohio Chamber of Commerce Opioid Toolkit

Source: Ohio Chamber of Commerce

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:

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