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The Oregon State Drug Review: Update on Recent Guidance and Safety Alerts for Opioid Use in Non-cancer Pain

Source: Oregon Department of Human Services

This 2019 update from the Oregon Drug Use Research & Management board provides recommendations for the use of opioids in treating non-cancer pain. The document summarizes guidelines on opioid prescribing produced by the Veterans Administration, the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and the Oregon Health Authority.

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What Happens When You Flip the Script?

Source: Minnesota Department of Human Services

This 4 minute video from Minnesota’s Flip the Script campaign features interviews with a physician and patient about how the decision to change the patient’s opioid prescription improved the patient’s quality of life and the provider’s relationship to his patients and his practice.

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Minnesota Opioid Prescribing Guidelines – 2018 First Edition

Source: Minnesota Department of Human Services

The Minnesota Department of Human Services convened a group of stakeholders to address opioid prescribing in the state through the Opioid Prescribing Improvement Project. The Opioid Prescribing Workgroup produced these 2018 guidelines on opioid prescribing for use by providers

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Flip the Script: Discussion Guide for Non-Prescribers

Source: Minnesota Department of Human Services

A 4 page guide for non-prescribers about having difficult conversations with patients about pain management and opioids from Minnesota’s Flip the Script campaign. This guide provides information about the risks of long-term opioid therapy and provides information about understanding acute, post-acute and chronic pain. The guide provides talking points and specific language health care providers can use when talking to their patients and preparing patients to continue the discussion with their prescribing provider.

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Flip the Script: Discussion Guide

Source: Minnesota Department of Human Services

This 4 page guide from Minnesota’s Flip the Script campaign centers on health care providers conducting difficult conversations with patients around opioids. This guide provides information about the risks of long-term opioid therapy and provides information about understanding acute, post-acute and chronic pain. It also outlines talking points and specific language health care providers can use when talking to their patients.

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Flip the Script: Difficult Conversations

Source: Minnesota Department of Human Services

This 4 page guide from Minnesota’s Flip the Script campaign centers on health care providers and conducting difficult conversations with patients around opioids. The guide covers topics such as tapering opioid dose, pain relief, emerging behavioral health conditions, and concerns about the addiction risk of using opioids and includes sample language providers can use when talking to patients.

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Integrating Medications for Opioid Use Disorder into a 12-step Treatment Program

Source: Recovery Research Institute

Traditional 12-step, abstinence based substance use disorder treatment programs have generally rejected the use of medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD). The Recovery Research Institute provides a plain-language summary of research that looked at whether it was possible to incorporate MAT into the treatment services offered by a leading 12-step oriented treatment facility.

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Online Museum of African American Addictions, Treatment, and Recovery

Source: Online Museum of African American Addictions, Treatment, and Recovery

The Online Museum of African American Addictions, Treatment and Recovery was created by Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, to serve as a central location for information about addictions, treatment, and recovery among African Americans.

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Facts about Alateen

Source: Al-Anon Family Groups

This brochure provides introduction to Alateen, which provides supports to young people what have been affected by alcohol use of a family member or close friend.

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