Opioids

Resources to support the work by the substance use and addictions workforce with those affected by opioid use.

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Categories: Opioids
Tags: Opiates / Opioids
Access to Naloxone for opioid overdose death prevention is becoming more widely available. This page provides information and links to naloxone resources and other forms of overdose prevention.
Categories: Opioids
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(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. Potential overdose responders are other opioid users, parents, relatives, and friends of opioid users; first responders such as police and fire departments; and staff of agencies that serve... read more
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(PDF) The Opioid Overdose Reversal and Prevention Information Sheet. Explains where and how to get naloxone to reverse an opioid overdose.
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(PDF) Focuses on ways to incorporate opioid overdose prevention strategies into safe, effective and transparent substance abuse treatment.
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(PDF) Opioid overdose prevention and related trauma: incorporating overdose prevention, response, and experience into substance use disorder treatment.
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Implementing local policy, practice, systems, and environmental change to prevent and reduce opioid abuse and overdoses.
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Governor Baker’s Opioid Addiction Working Group. Includes recommendations, action plan, and much more.
Categories: Opioids
Tags: Healthcare Integration, Opiates / Opioids, SBIRT
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 Pocket Guide from SAMHSA offers a Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale... read more
Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery, Publications, Opioids
Tags: Cross-system, Evidence-Based Practice, Healthcare Integration, Opiates / Opioids
This guide is designed to help individuals, their families and friends, understand what to expect from Opioid Treatment. It is available to look at online, or to order in print format.
Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery, Opioids
Tags: Opiates / Opioids, Recovery
Are you finding it difficult to stop using? If you've thought about cutting down or stopping, this site can help. If you are using narcotics, prescription pain medications, heroin, or any other opioid drug, this site has information about some of your treatment options and ways to locate a provider who can help.
Categories: Addictions Workforce Development, Prevention Treatment Recovery, Opioids
Tags: Healthcare Integration, Opiates / Opioids, Recovery
There are a number of ways this tool can be used in practice to assist providers and patients to exchange information, engage in person-centered treatment planning, and support informed decision-making about personal treatment and recovery.
Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery, Opioids
Tags: Opiates / Opioids
Chapter 52 of the Acts of 2016, an act relative to substance use, treatment, education and prevention (“the STEP Act”) established Voluntary Non-Opioid Directives. The form allows people to decline in advance any treatment option that includes opioids. Anyone can sign one of these Directives for themselves, and give it to their medical care providers. In addition, prior to discharge,... read more
Categories: Addictions Workforce Development, Training, Opioids
Tags: Opiates / Opioids
The Opioid Use Disorder Education Program (OUDEP) is an accredited, free, online medical education program for the identification and management of opioid disorder. This program is designed for nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physicians and other healthcare professionals collaborating to treat patients with substance use disorder.  
Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery, Training, Opioids
Tags: Opiates / Opioids
Introducing Boston Medical Center’s NEW Office Based Addiction Treatment (OBAT) Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) website! At bmcobat.org, visitors can learn about the OBAT Nurse Care Manager Model developed at Boston Medical Center (BMC), access free resources, and find out about the training and technical assistance offered by OBAT TTA to health care and social services providers looking... read more
Categories: Addictions Workforce Development, Prevention Treatment Recovery, Training, Publications, Opioids
Tags: CEU, Cross-system, Evidence-Based Practice, Healthcare Integration, Opiates / Opioids
This resource provides regularly-updated links related to: Understanding Addiction; Opioid Overdose; Opioid Drugs; Medications to Treat Opioid Addiciton; Opioid Prescribing; Pregnancy, Opioid use and NAS; Recovery; Data, Trends and Stats; and NLM Resource searches.
Categories: Training, Self-paced Online, Opioids
Tags: Opiates / Opioids
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).
Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery, Opioids
Tags: Opiates / Opioids
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.