Substance Use Disorder Resources

CHAMPS developed this listing of online resources to support Region VIII CHCs in treating and supporting their patients who suffer from substance abuse and related conditions. An extensive search of online resources was conducted and the resources presented below are those deemed of the highest quality and usefulness for community health centers.

Please click or scroll down for:
Fact Sheets and Reports
Evidence Based Clinical Guidelines and Recommendations
Clinician Tools
Opioid Specific Resources
Special Populations
Patient Education Tools
Archived Webcasts and Multimedia Presentations
Other Online Resources/Helpful Links

FACT SHEETS AND REPORTS

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Fact Sheets regarding effects of specific drugs, abuse, prevention and treatment
NIDA DrugFacts: Science Based Facts on Drug Abuse and Addiction

The Partnership at Drugfree.org
Statistics, harmful effects, and signs of use
Inhalant Abuse Fact Sheet

Trust for America’s Health
Indicators of leading evidence-based policies and programs
Reducing Teen Substance Misuse: What Really Works

US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
2016 Report from the US Surgeon General
Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health

EVIDENCE BASED CLINICAL GUIDELINES AND RECOMMENDATIONS

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders
2005

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) 
The Adverse Drug Event (ADE) Action Plan addresses a defined group of ADEs that are considered to be common, clinically significant, preventable, and measurable; resulting from high-priority drug classes; and occurring largely in high-risk population (2018)
ADE Action Plan

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women
2015

US Department of Veteran Affairs, US Department of Defense
Management of Substance Use Disorders
2009

CLINICIAN TOOLS

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Table presenting screening and diagnostic instruments that may be utilized for various populations and stages of treatment
Quick Reference Instrument Guide

SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions
List of trainings and training sources for health care providers on the topics of safe opioid prescribing and medication assisted treatment
Substance Use Trainings

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
YouTube videos produced by SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technology related to opioid and substance misuse prevention topics
Prevention Conversations

Surgeon General of the United States
Resources for providers that include toolkits, assessment tools and treatment options to address chronic pain and opioid use treatment options
Turn the Tide Rx

University of California, San Francisco
UCSF’s Clinician Consultation Center provides free and confidential peer-to-peer telephone consultation focusing on substance use evaluation and management for primary care clinicians through the Substance Use Warmline 
Substance Use Warmline

OPIOID SPECIFIC RESOURCES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
AHRQ Academy compilation of information and resources on implementation of medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder in primary care settings
Opioid Initiative Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Prospective panel data on opioid use in adolescents and risk of future misuse from the Monitoring the Future Study (2015)
Perscription Opioid in Adolescence and Future Opioid Misuse

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Overview of opioid class of drugs, prevalence data, and definitions of commonly used terms (2017)
Opioid Basics

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Reports on prevalence data of overdose and heroin usage, as well as preventing overdose deaths (2017)
Opioid Epidemic Overview

CHAMPS  
Additional CHAMPS Chronic Pain Treatment Resources
Chronic Pain Treatment Resources 

Collaboration for Relevant Education (CO*RE)  
Compilation of online clinical training opportunities on opioids and adolescent substance use CE and CME available for many modules. Patient education and screening tools also available
CO*RE 

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health 
Report overviews evidence-informed solutions to addressing the opioid epidemic and promoting high-quality care to those with pain (2017)
The Opioid Epidemic: From Evidence to Impact

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
NIDA study compares buprenorphine/naloxone combination to extended release naltrexone (2017)
Opioid treatment drugs have similar outcomes once patients initiate treatment

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) 
The Adverse Drug Event (ADE) Action Plan addresses a defined group of ADEs that are considered to be common, clinically significant, preventable, and measurable; resulting from high-priority drug classes; and occurring largely in high-risk population (2018)
ADE Action Plan

This interactive training promotes the appropriate, safe, and effective use of opioids to manage chronic pain (2018)
Pathways to Safer Opioid Use

Pain Physician  
Open access journal article, housed on PubMed, details results of the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (2012)
Opioid Epidemic in the United States

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Treatment Improvement Protocol reviews the use of three FDA approved medications used to treat opioid use disorder (2018)
Medications for Opioid Use Disorder

Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit intended to equip health care providers, communities and local governments with material to develop practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths (2016)
Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit

Fact sheets designed to increase awareness of the risks associated with prescription opioid use and misuse, as well as to educate patients who are prescribed opioids for pain about the risks and to provide resources on methods for alternative pain management
Rx Pain Medications, Know the Options, Get the Facts

US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Resources to help address opioid use disorder in rural communities
Opioid Misuse in Rural America

US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Fact sheet containing opioid epidemic prevalence numbers and HHS initiative updates (2016)
HHS Opioid Fact Sheet

US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Overview of HHS opioid strategies, pain and medication resources, prevention, treatment and recovery and overdose response resources (2017)
Opioids:  The Prescription Drugs and Heroin Overdose Epidemic

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

HIV/AIDS

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Intended to help providers become familiar with various issues surrounding clients with both substance abuse and HIV
Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with HIV/AIDS

HOMELESS

National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Clinical resources on substance abuse and homelessness including treatment programs and relevant articles
Substance Abuse Resources

LATINO AND HISPANIC

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
National data, agency and federal initiatives, behavioral health and Spanish-language resources, and more
Hispanic/Latino Behavioral Health Equity Resources

LGBT

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
National data, agency and federal initiatives, behavioral health resources, and more
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Behavioral Health Equity Resources

NATIVE AMERICAN

One Sky Center
Services, training, education, information and financial resources
The American Indian/Alaska Native National Resource Center for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
National data, agency and federal initiatives, behavioral health resources, and more
American Indian and Alaska Native Behavioral Health Equity Resources

RACIAL AND ETHNIC MINORITIES

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Report includes information on the nature and extent of drug use and associated problems that effect various racial/ethnic minority populations
Drug Use among Racial/Ethnic Minorities

RURAL POPULATIONS

Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire
Comparison of rural and urban youth use and abuse of alcohol
Substance Abuse in Rural and Small Town America

Rural Assistance Center (RAC)
A collection of resources related to alcohol use
Alchohol Use Resources

Rural Assistance Center (RAC)
A collection of resources related to illicit drug use
Illicit Drug Use Resources

PATIENT EDUCATION TOOLS

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
Questions and answers from physicians to educate patients about excessive alcohol and/or drug use
Information from Your Family Doctor: Substance Abuse-How to Recognize It

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Materials for the public covering a wide range of alcohol-related topics in English and Spanish
Pamphlets, Brochures, Fact Sheets, Posters

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Free 16 page booklet that offers tools for assessing drinking patterns and cutting down on alcohol use
Rethinking Drinking: Alcohol and Your Health

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Materials developed to inform parents and teachers about the health effects and consequences of drug abuse and addiction
Parents and Educators Page

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Website designed to inform the public about commonly abused drugs, effects of drug abuse, and recovery and prevention
Easy to Read Drug Facts

Rise Above Colorado
Drug abuse prevention organization empowers teens to lead a life free of drug abuse through education programs such as short films, murals, videos, and lessons for school teachers
https://www.riseaboveco.org/

Surgeon General of the United States
Resources for patients that include information on opioid risks and safe opioid storage and disposal methods as well as a national help line
Turn the Tide Rx

US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Overview, objectives, interventions, resources, and national data
Healthy People 2020 Substance Abuse Resources

ARCHIVED WEBCASTS AND MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS

CHAMPS, Three-Part Webcast Series:
Introduction to Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

How to Implement Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
Session One, May 2008, Featuring John Higgins-Biddle, MD
Recorded live webcast on the what and why of SBIRT, including a brief history of SBIRT, how to provide universal screening in healthcare settings, elements of a brief intervention, and critical steps of SBIRT practices
How to Implement Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

Brief Intervention and Brief Therapy: Enhancing Treatment with the Non-Dependent User
Session Two, August 2008, Featuring Anjali Nandi, MA, LAC, MAC and Tracey Ayers, LPC, CAC III
Recorded live webcast on the continuum of care for the non-dependent, high-risk substance user; assessing and enhancing motivation for change and determining appropriate referral for patient; examining the construct of brief therapy; identifying opportunities for coordinating patient care; addressing perceived barriers to implementing screening
Brief Intervention and Brief Therapy: Enhancing Treatment with the Non-Dependent User

New Clinical Guideline for Alcohol and Substance Use Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment
Session Three, October 2008, Featuring Perry Dickinson, MD
Recorded live webcast on newly released clinical guidelines for SBIRT, including the rationale for regular alcohol and substance use screening in primary care settings; appropriate assistance for patients according to their level of use and risk; brief intervention or motivational conversation to help patients achieve their health goals; strategies for implementing alcohol and substance use screening and brief intervention in clinical practice; available tools and resources on alcohol and substance use screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment
New Clinical Guideline for Alcohol and Substance Use Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment

AIDS Education & Training Center Program (AETC): National Coordinating Resource Center
Teleconference-based training, held September 2007, presents epidemiology, neurobiology and medical consequences of methamphetamine use, behavioral interventions, “Tips for Clinicians” factsheet and “Meth Toolkit”
Methamphetamine and HIV: What Clinicians Need to Know

OTHER ONLINE RESOURCES/HELPFUL LINKS

Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC)
www.attcnetwork.org/home

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP)
www.aaap.org

American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
www.asam.org

Managing Addictions
http://managingaddictions.com/

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
www.samhsa.gov