This data analysis focuses on the occurrence of opioid use disorder documented during hospital births in the United States between 1999 and 2014. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and published in the August 2018 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
This one page infographic describes risk factors that are associated with a higher likelihood of developing a substance use disorder (SUD).
This one page infographic provides facts about fentanyl for policymakers and patients and caregivers. Prepared by the Recovery Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital.
This 2018 report prepared by the National Institute on Drug Abuse discusses the relationship between prescription opioids and heroin. The report covers such topics as the risks of progression to heroin use after a prescription opioid, facts about heroin use including that use is driven by low cost and high availability,
This 47 page report on medications to treat opioid use disorder (OUD) includes information on how the medications work, what the diversion risk is for these medications, how medications affect HIV or hepatitis C outcomes, whether medications are offered in the criminal justice system or military, medications and
This 25 page document on heroin includes information of interest to patients and caregivers, policy makers, and state and local community leaders. Published by the National Institute on Drug Abuse in 2018, it covers topics such as scope of heroin use in the United States, the effects of heroin use including medical
Judges and judicial personnel discuss the role of the courts in improving the child welfare system by strengthening families and using trauma informed treatments in the judicial system. This is an hour long recording of a conversation between judges, officials from the Children’s Bureau, and the National Center
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.