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Substance Use Disorders

Websites and other resources* with general information on SUD

Opioid Resources from the CDC
Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Appropriate, non-stigmatizing language to use about addiction.
Source: Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)

Alcohol's Effects on Health
Research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well being. Site includes general information, tools, and a navigator for treatment.
Source: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

DailyMed Database
Searchable database by name and by class for both human and veterinary medications. DailyMed provides medication content and labeling information found in package inserts for all drugs marketed and sold in the U.S.
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Drugs, Brains and Behavior: Science of Addiction
Source: National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Drug Information Portal
National Library of Medicine's Drug Information Portal gives users a gateway to selected drug information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and other key U.S. Government agencies. The portal covers drugs from the time they are entered into clinical trials (Clinicaltrials.gov) through their entry in the U.S. market place.
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders
Source: DisasterLit, National Library of Medicine (NLM)

HEAL Initiative
The Helping to End Addiction Long-Term Initiative supports science based solutions to end the opioid crisis.
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

How HIPAA Allows Doctors to Respond to the Opioid Crisis
Source: DisasterLit, National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Managing Pain, Moving Beyond Opioids
Source:National Institutes of Health (NIH)

MedlinePlus Opioid Abuse and Addiction
In Spanish: Uso indebido de opioides y la adiccion
Source: MedlinePlus

National RX Take Back
Prescription medication take-back day.
Source: Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)

NLM Environmental Health, Toxicology, and Chemical Information 
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Opioid drug facts, opioid summaries by state, NIDA-funded opioid research, NIDA opioid policy briefs, the NIH HEAL initiative (Helping to End Drug Addiction Long-term), NIDA opioids.Research reports, videos and more.
Source: National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Opioid Epidemic Information
Opioid crisis statistics and a five-point response plan.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Opioid Epidemic Practical Toolkit: Helping Faith and Community Leaders
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Preventing Opioid Misuse in the States and Territories: A Public Health Framework for Cross-Sector Leadership
Source: Disaster Lit, National Library of Medicine (NLM)

PubMed® comprises more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM)

SAMHSA website
SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.  Website includes treatment locators, practitioner training, Evidence Based Practice (EBP) guides, grants and data sources.
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Science of Addiction
Source: National Institute of Drug Addiction (NIDA)

Resources published by non-profit organizations

Opioid Epidemic Resource Guides from the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL)

Library created, web-based resource guides that are information portals. Guides feature policies and guidelines for prescribing opioids and managing pain, federal and state government reports on opioid abuse, opioid drug information, patient information, research, continuing education, useful apps, and resources from the National Library of Medicine.

Rural Response to the Opioid Crisis
This guide will help you learn about activities underway to address the opioid crisis in rural communities at the national, state, and local levels across the country. It identifies: initiatives and funding opportunities, rural program examples, tools and resources focused on prevention, harm reduction, and treatment.
Source: Rural Health Information Hub

Substance Abuse in Rural Areas
Resource: Rural Health Information Hub

Treating the Opioid Epidemic
Podcast on the national Opioid Epidemic. Includes additional resources.
Source: PEW Trust

  • Initiatives and funding opportunities
  • Rural program examples
  • Tools and resources focused on prevention, harm reduction, and treatments

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