This 2019 report provides evidence based responses to common objections to using medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder.
This 7 minute video titled “Polysubstance Use: The Norm Not The Exception” from a clinician at Boston Medical Center’s Grayken Center for Addiction explains that health care providers are likely to encounter poly-substance use in their patients and describes how and why patients might use multiple substances.
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.
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.
This one page infographic provides 8 strategies to enable family and caregivers to continue loving and supporting someone with an addition.
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
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
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: