Community Opioid Resources

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A Health Care Professional’s Toolbox to Reverse the Opioid Epidemic
AAP Substance Use Screening and Intervention Implementation Guide

Developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in collaboration with CDC:

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American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA)

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American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA)

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For Veterans: Emergency Hotline for Veterans, 24 / 7 Call Center: 1-877-4aid-vet
Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)
Childbirth, Breastfeeding and Infant Care: Methadone and Buprenorphine

Childbirth, Breastfeeding and Infant Care: Methadone and Buprenorphine provides guidance for patients on opiate agonist treatment on what to expect during labor and delivery, postpartum, and breast feeding. It was developed by experts in the treatment of pregnant women with opioid dependence.  Please feel free to print out and share with patients. View Brochure.


Consumer Guide To Disclosure Rights: Making The Most Of Your Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits
Council of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (CADASB)
Decisions in Recovery: Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
Faces and Voices of Recovery (FAVOR)

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Families Anonymous
Helps families whose lives have been adversely affected by a loved one’s addiction to alcohol or drugs.
Family Resource Center
Grief and Overdose Death

Grief and Overdose Death

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Diane Snyder Cowan Diane Snyder Cowan, Director of the Bereavement Center, oversees on-site and community bereavement programs, as well as all of Hospice of the Western Reserve’s expressive therapy programs. She chairs the nonprofit agency’s Ethics Committee, and leads the Bereavement Professional Section, National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals. Snyder Cowan presents at both the regional and national levels on the topics of expressive therapies; grief, loss and survivorship; and, increasingly, community crisis counseling. A Board Certified Music Therapist, she is also certified in hospice and palliative care administration.

Help and Healing: Resources for Depression Care and Recovery

Part of integrating primary and behavioral health care is learning how to talk about health conditions in a holistic way. Sample scripts can help guide providers and patients alike in making communication seamless – from addressing specific health topics to explaining what integrated care is and keeping team members informed. View resource.

Learn To Cope
Family support for opioid addiction
Medication-Assisted Treatment: The best therapy for opioid use disorder video

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Narcotics Anonymous
A free membership organization that provides guidance and support to individuals experiencing and recovering from drug addictions.
National Alliance for Medication Assisted (NAMA) Recovery
An organization composed of medication assisted treatment patients and healthcare professionals who are supporters of quality opiate agonist treatment. The primary objective of NAMA Recovery is to advocate for the patient in treatment by de-stigmatizing and empowering medication assisted treatment patients.
National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment (NAABT)

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National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
Helps individuals affected by substance abuse. Website includes information on the prevention, intervention, and treatment of substance abuse.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

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New Hampshire Medical Society (NHMS)

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NPR Stories on Opioid and Heroin Addiction

The NPR has an extensive library of news stories on heroin and prescription opioid addiction that could be useful to you.

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Partnership for Drug Free Kids

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Helping parents deal with teen drug and alcohol abuse
Pregnancy: Methadone and Buprenorphine

Pregnancy: Methadone and Buprenorphine provides a brief explanation on the treatment of opioid dependence during pregnancy. It is intended for patient education and was developed by experts in the treatment of pregnant women with opioid dependence. Please feel free to print out and share with patients. View Brochure .

Self-Management for Addiction Recovery (SMART Recovery)

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A secular-based peer recovery program.  Participants learn tools for addiction recovery in a world-wide community that includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups. SMART Recovery sponsors face-to-face meetings around the world, and daily online meetings.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

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  • Opioid Overdose Toolkit: Equips communities and local governments with material to develop policies and practices to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Addresses issues for first responders, treatment providers, and those recovering from opioid overdose.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Take Action Against Hepatitis C: For People in Recovery from Mental Illness or Addiction

Presents basic information about hepatitis C for people with mental illness or substance use disorders. Uses plain language and a simple cartoon style to explain what hepatitis C is, how to avoid it, what¿s involved with screening, and treatment options. Download free copy.

The Addiction Recovery Guide


Provides a summary of many holistic approaches to addiction treatment.
The Opiate Epidemic – Free Access Article Collection
The Power of Language and Portrayals: What We Hear, What We See

“SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is producing a webcast series, The Power of Language and Portrayals: What We Hear, What We See, to help change the way we talk about and portray substance use in news and entertainment.” Read more.

United States Office of the Surgeon General

Surgeon General launches national initiative to improve opioid prescribing, including new website. United States Office of the Surgeon General ›

Youth Opioid Addiction: a Part of Your Practice, so What Should You Know?

Plenary Session: Sunday, October 23, 2016
Pamela Gonzalez, MD, MS, FAAP

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Opioid Resources for Patients, Family, and Community

These opioid resources were developed for health professionals, patients, family members and significant others of patients, and the general community to learn more about treating opioid use disorders.

Note: Inclusion on the list does not indicate PCSS-O, AAAP, or partner organizations endorse any of the resources listed and exclusion in no way implies other resources are not available or valuable.