Opioid Resources

Fighting the opioid epidemic together

Treating pain safely
Learn about non-opioid pain treatment options and how to reduce risk for patients taking opioids.

Preventing overdose
Find evidence-based resources for preventing opioid overdoses.

Getting help for addiction
Get help connecting patients with opioid use disorder to treatment and additional support.

Screening resources

Find tools to screen for mental health and substance use disorders before prescribing opioids. Screening may also help to identify behavioral conditions that would benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy as a form of pain control.

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CAGE-AID screening tool

Resource guide: Screening for drug use in general medical settings

Behavioral screening tools

Patient and caregiver support

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Patient education materials

Medication-assisted treatment

Provider education opportunities

  • A series of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) webinars regarding opioid prescribing for chronic pain. Learn more.
  • An interactive CDC module for health care providers that carries free CME credits. Learn more.
  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides workshops, publications, and research, as well as courses on buprenorphine and opioid prescribing. Learn more.
  • Physician Clinical Support Service MAT Waiver Training. Take an eight-hour training to be able to prescribe buprenorphine. Learn more.

Podcast | July 2021
A physician discussion on opioid use and MAT
Hear about the importance of understanding the disorder, overcoming stigma and barriers, and which patients may be good candidates for Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).

Other resources

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