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Pregnancy and Substance Use: A Harm Reduction Toolkit

Source: National Harm Reduction Coalition

This toolkit on pregnancy and substance use from a harm reduction perspective includes information intended for pregnant and parenting people who use drugs, their loved ones, and their service providers.

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Resources to Treat Substance Use Disorder in the Acute Care Setting

Source: California Bridge Project

This toolkit contains clinical materials targeting treatment of substance use disorder in the acute care setting. It includes resources for hospital clinicians to adopt including clinical protocols, information about medication assisted treatment and induction protocols, treating patients with justice involvement,

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Expanding Access to Community-based Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Source: Ucare Health Plan and the Hennepin County Health and Human Services Department

This case study looks at an innovative strategy to provide community based substance use disorder services for individuals dually insured by Medicare and Medicaid in Hennepin County, Minnesota.

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Improving Access to Evidence-Based Medical Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder: Strategies to Address Key Barriers within the Treatment System

Source: B.K. Madras, N.J.Ahmad, J. Wen, J. Scharfstein and the Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Working Group of the, Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic

This discussion paper from researchers affiliated with the National Academy of Medicine identifies strategies to increase access to evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) in health care settings. Effective OUD treatment includes access to medications such as methadone, buprenorphine, or extended-release naltrexone as well as opportunities to receive additional services such as behavioral counseling, case management, and peer support.

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Reducing Stigma Education Tools (ReSET)

Source: Dell Medical School - University of Texas at Austin

This OpenEdX free training program on reducing stigma is designed for health care providers and includes 2 modules. The first module explains the impact of opioid use disorder stigma on patients and explores the medial model of addiction. The second module emphasizes developing practical tools for addressing stigma and delivering compassionate, recovery-oriented care to patients with opioid use disorder.

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Determinism and Destigmatization: Mitigating Blame for Addiction

Source: T.W. Clark

This philosophical and scientific exploration of understanding addiction and stigma explores various models explaining addictive behavior, and presents a model of “pragmatic determinism” that recognizes an individual’s genetic or social factors may contribute to the development of addiction while also acknowledging that empowering an individual’s ability to make choices in a compassionate and effective treatment program can also be essential for treatment and recovery.

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Heal Safely Toolkit

Source: Oregon Health Authority, Brink Communication, & Goodwin Simon Strategic Research

This web-based opioid prevention toolkit from Oregon Health Authority’s Heal Safely campaign is intended to be used by community health workers and public health officials to help communities find safe non-opioid options for healing safely and addressing pain.

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Understanding Drug Related Stigma

Source: Harm Reduction Coalition

This website is the home page for the Harm Reduction Coalition’s training program on Understanding Drug-Related Stigma. The site includes information about obtaining a training as well as training materials, which are also included in CLOUD.

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