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AHA Guidelines on Opioid-Associated Life Threatening Emergency (Algorithm)

Source: American Heart Association

This flowchart outlines the appropriate steps, as endorsed by the American Heart Association, on treating opioid-associated life threatening emergencies.

Alternative and Complimentary Treatment

Box of Tricks

Source: Action on Pain

This website has gathered good ideas for dealing with your chronic pain. They all come from people affected by chronic pain who have found innovative ways to improve their quality of life.

Complimentary and Alternative (CAM) Pain Treatment Options

Source: NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation

This document provides details about alternative, non-opioid treatment options for pain management.

A Roadmap to Behavioral Health - ENGLISH

Source: CMS

Use this companion guide for direction on management of mental health and substance use services with the "Roadmap to Health" document.

Buprenorphine Treatment Practitioner Locator

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

This online resource helps find physicians authorized to treat opioid dependency (addiction) with buprenorphine by state.

Decision in Recovery: Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

Source: SAMHSA

Are you finding it difficult to stop using? If you’ve thought about cutting down or cutting out narcotics, prescription pain medications, heroin, or other opioid drugs, this tool can help. You can also link to videos of real people talking about their lived experiences with many of the topics covered.

This handbook is for anyone looking for help or information, and for people who care about them, who may be misusing prescription pain medications, using narcotics, heroin, or other opioid drugs; thinking about seeking help for an opioid problem; or considering medications that help with recovery from opioid use disorder.

Eight Opioid Safety Principles

Source: American Academy of Pain Practice

Use these eight tips to help make sure you are managing your opioid prescription safely.

Finding Quality Treatment for Substance Use Disorders

Source: SAMHSA

People who could use help determining which opioid treatment provider is appropriate for their needs can find free guidance using this document.

Getting the Right Help for Opioid Dependence or Withdrawal - English

Source: Federal Trade Commission

This fact sheet will help those in need of treatment for opioid dependence or withdrawal. The new fact sheet, Getting the Right Help for Opioid Dependence or Withdrawal, provides information on how to obtain proper and safe help for the treatment of opioid dependence or withdrawal and is available in English and Spanish.

Getting the Right Help for Opioid Dependence or Withdrawal (Como obtener la ayuda correcta para tratar la Dependencia o abstinencia de opiaceos) - Spanish

Source: Federal Trade Commission

This fact sheet will help those in need of treatment for opioid dependence or withdrawal. The new fact sheet, Getting the Right Help for Opioid Dependence or Withdrawal, provides information on how to obtain proper and safe help for the treatment of opioid dependence or withdrawal and is available in English and Spanish.

I don't think I'm abusing prescription drugs…am I?

Source: SAMHSA and NCPIE

This brochure reviews possible scenarios of prescription drug abuse and options for treatment. Written for patients and caregivers to use.

Mental Health and Addicition Insurance Help

Source: HHS

This website helps individuals find answers about insurance questions regarding mental health or addiction services.

 Me, You, & Making Opioids Safer with QIN-QIOs

Source: QIN NCC/ The Lewin Group

This spotlight has information, statistics, and resources for patients about safe opioid prescribing and medication management. The spotlight provides an introduction and tips for starting the conversation with your provider on opioids.

Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit: Facts for Community Members

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This toolkit offers strategies for communities to develop practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths.

Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit: Recovering From Opioid Overdose – Resources for Overdose Survivors and Family Members

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This toolkit offers resources to patients and family members on recovering from an opioid overdose.

Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit: Safety Advice for Patients & Family Members

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This toolkit offers strategies to patients and family members to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths.

Overdose Recognition and Response Guide

Source: State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy

This is a brochure for patients and caregivers on opioid overdose risk factors, how to recognize an overdose, and how to give naloxone.

Pain Zone Tool - English

Source: TMF Quality Innovation Network

Not sure when to call a doctor or go to the emergency room? Use this resource as a guide to help you determine when to see a doctor.

Partnership Toolbox for Prescription Drug Take Back

Source: Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) created a new partnership toolbox of materials for promoting National Prescription Drug Take Back. The new toolbox includes:

  • Posters
  • Pamphlets
  • Digital billboards
  • Print billboards
  • Bus ads
  • Site location banners
  • Web button

Promoting the DEA’s Take Back Day provides an opportunity for people from across the country to clean out their medicine cabinets and to safely and anonymously turn in prescription drugs.

Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, Resources for Community Action

Source: National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE)

Here, you will find the advocacy groups/​nonprofit organizations and federal agencies listed in the Awareness, Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery sections of this guide, and links to more prescription drug abuse prevention resources.

Prescription Opioids: What You Need to Know

Source: CDC

This flier provides information on risks and side effects of opioids, for patients and caregivers.

Promoting Safer and More Effective Pain Management

Source: CDC

This flyer provides guidance on how patients and doctors can discuss use of opioid medications and pain management.

Save a Life: Learn How to Respond to an Overdose Emergency

Source: Get Naloxone Now

Get Naloxone Now is an online resource to train people to respond to an opioid overdose emergency. Find out how you can contribute to reducing overdose deaths by accessing the online training modules.

The Do's and Don'ts of Pain Medicines

Source: Alliant QIN

This tip sheet can help guide the safe use of opioid pain medicines.

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