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For the latest information on where to get naxolone or for a treatment referral contact the Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline by calling 1-800-327-5050 (tty: 1-800-439-2370) Monday-Friday 8am-10pm and weekends 8am-6pm.
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Resources to support the work by the substance use and addictions workforce with those affected by opioid use.
Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution (PDF) describes the knowledge and core competencies necessary for potential overdose responders trained as part of the MDPH opioid overdose prevention pilot program to respond to an opioid overdose event.... read more
The Opioid Overdose Reversal and Prevention Information Sheet explains where and how to get...read more
Practice Guidance: Integrating Opioid Overdose Prevention Strategies into Treatment (PDF). Focuses on ways to incorporate opioid overdose prevention strategies into safe, effective and transparent substance abuse treatment.
The purpose of the Massachusetts Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative (MOAPC) grant program is to prevent opioid abuse and opioid overdoses. Additionally, this grant program serves to increase both the number and capacity of municipalities across the Commonwealth addressing these issues...read more
Governor Baker’s Opioid Addiction Working Group. Includes recommendations, action plan, and much more.
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with behavioral therapies, to provide a whole-patient approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Individuals receiving MAT often demonstrate dramatic improvement in addiction-related behaviors and psychosocial functioning. This...read more
This Opioid Addiction Treatment guide is designed to help individuals and their families and friends understand what to expect from opioid treatment. It is available to look at online, or to order in print format.
Boston Medical Center’s Office Based Addiction Treatment (OBAT) Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) website offers a number of services. Visitors can learn about the OBAT Nurse Care Manager Model developed at Boston Medical Center (BMC), access free resources, and find out about the...read more
The National Library of Medicine's Opioid Resource List provides regularly-updated links related to:
- Understanding Addiction
- Opioid Overdose
- Opioid Drugs
- Medications to Treat Opioid Addiction
- Opioid Prescribing
- Pregnancy, Opioid use and NAS ...
This course provides information about the opioid epidemic and how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose. It includes practical, step-by-step guidance for performing rescue breathing and administering Narcan (naloxone).
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) developed this information to help employers and workers understand the risk of opioid overdose and help them decide if they should establish a workplace naloxone availability and use program.read more
The ATTC Educational Packages For Opioid Use Disorders provide training curricula and slides, online courses, recorded webinars, toolkits, and other resources related to working with people experiencing opioid use problems.