A video of patients and caregivers who have experienced addiction after a prescription for opioids. Produced by the National Safety Council, the video emphasizes that many patients and caregivers do not know the risks of opioids or understand that they have been prescribed a potentially addictive substance.
Louie Miceli started using prescription opioids after a sports injury. In this video, Louie’s mother and friend speak of Louie and how his prescription eventually led to addiction, the use of heroin, and his death from overdose in 2012. Produced by the National Safety Council in 2014.
This half hour video educates primary care providers about treating pain with an emphasis on assessing patients for their risks for opioid abuse and considering alternative non-opioid treatments for pain. Produced in 2015 by the National Safety Council, the video is a presentation by Dr. Don Teater, medical advisor at the Safety Council.
This 5 minute video from the National Safety Council describes the coordinated, collaborative response to opioid overdoses in Madison, Wisconsin. The video highlights how community collaboration created a multifaceted response to the overdose epidemic and briefly describes programs that local leaders could potentially adopt in their communities.
This video from Providence St. Joseph’s Health System explains the origins of persistent pain and the role of our nervous system in signaling pain. The video also recommends strategies people can use to better manage their pain.
From this website, the National Academies of Medicine 2019 report “Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Save Lives” can be downloaded for free. Also available are a press release, executive summaries of the report’s conclusions and highlights, and a social media toolkit for dissemination.
This Interactive website for parents and caregivers of children and youth with substance use disorder focuses on how to support children and youth after acute treatment in the recovery or continuing care phase. A downloadable PDF version is also available.
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
The Recovery Resource Hub is a website that provides help in accessing what patients and caregivers need when accessing treatment for a substance use disorder or in supporting someone in recovery. The website helps find services such as counseling, treatment, housing, or recovery supports with a focus on youth.
In the Rooms is an online social network for individuals in recovery across the globe. The site requires users to create a log-in to access live online recovery meetings as well as other resources, although all services are free and confidential.