Opioid Awareness

Opioid Addiction Resources

The opioid crisis has become a public health emergency with nearly 100 Americans dying daily from opioid-related overdose. CSIP and the Partnership for Drug Free Kids are working with partners and stakeholders to raise awareness about the dangers of misuse of opioids and provide additional resources that respond to the ongoing crisis of opioid addiction in the U.S.  This is a nationwide problem that requires a nationwide effort to combat addiction. Join the conversation by sharing facts and resources across your social media platforms using #OpioidAwareness, and help us tackle this crisis together. We continue to add resources to this page so check back frequently.

Partnership for Drug Free Kids: One-on-One Child Substance Abuse Help
The Partnership for Drug Free Kids has trained and caring master’s-level counselors ready to help any parent struggling with a child’s drug or alcohol use. They are here to listen, help you find answers and make an action plan. Call the Helpline, connect via live chat or email us to get help. All communications are free and confidential.

#OpioidAwareness

CSIP is committed to working with partners and stakeholders to be part of the solution to our national opioid crisis. Join the conversation by sharing facts and resources across your social media platforms using #OpioidAwareness, and help us tackle this crisis together.

Additional Addictions Support Resources

 

APhA Opioid Use, Abuse and Misuse Resource Center

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The American Pharmacists Association, through its Opioid Use, Abuse and Misuse Resource Center, works to engage pharmacists and other health professionals in the latest recommendations and guidance on opioid drug abuse prevention, education, and assistance. Includes resource guides, training webinars, opioid news alerts, and more.

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HHS Resources for Addressing the Prescription Drug & Heroin Overdose Epidemic

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Opioids are natural or synthetic chemicals that bind to receptors in your brain or body. Common opioids include heroin and prescription drugs such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and fentanyl.

The United States is in the midst of a prescription opioid overdose epidemic. On October 26, 2017, HHS Acting Secretary declared a public health emergency to address the national opioid crisis. Each day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 140 Americans die from drug overdoses, 91 specifically due to opioids. 52,404 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2015, and preliminary numbers indicate at least 64,000 died in 2016. 

Read the Opioid Public Health Emergency Declaration.

Opioid abuse is a serious public health issue, but preventive actions, treatment for addiction, and proper response to overdoses can help. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has developed a number of strategic resources to battle this ongoing addiction epidemic.

Learn more and visit the HHS resource page today.

 

National Institute on Drug Abuse

National Institute on Drug Abuse

The mission of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (National Institutes of Health) is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health. Resources include drug facts, reports, and education materials.

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Opioid Prescribing: Where You Live Matters

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have identified that vast differences are present in the rates of opioid prescriptions across US counties. “Providers in the highest prescribing counties prescribed 6 times more opioids per person than the lowest prescribing counties in 2015.” The CDC offers guidance for safe prescribing as well as education resources and community drug-monitoring tools.

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White House Office of National Drug Control Policy

The White House

The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) works to reduce drug use and its consequences by leading and coordinating the development, implementation, and assessment of U.S. drug policy. Its programs include the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program and the Community-Based Coalition Enhancement Grants to Address Local Drug Crises (CARA) Program. ONDCP also supports the work of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis.

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