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Resources by Topic: Illicit drug use

Preventing Substance Misuse in Rural Settings
A guide to delivering substance misuse prevention programming in rural communities. Identifies challenges and strategies specific to rural areas.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Education Development Center
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Wisconsin Opioids: Data Direct
Provides access to interactive county-level data on opioid deaths and hospitalizations in Wisconsin. Includes data by age, sex, opioid type, and race/ethnicity. Select a county by clicking the map. Provides information on adult and youth opioid use. Highlights how populations are using opioids, reasons for obtaining opioid prescriptions, and trends for medication misuse.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Department of Health Services
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North Central Regional Center for Rural Development 2018 Annual Report
Report details the work of the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development in 2018. Highlights the Center's grant awards, projects, resources, and publications. Focuses on work with issues of opioid use disorder, tribal colleges, farm stress, and other agricultural issues.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
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Rural Communities Opioid Response Program
Details the multi-year initiative to overcome barriers to access of prevention, treatment, and recovery for substance use disorder (SUD). Features a national, county-level map highlighting where funding has been allocated to rural communities for SUD programs.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Arizona Opioid Interactive Dashboard
Provides interactive data on opioid overdoses in Arizona. Includes data by area and zip code, age group and gender, other drugs involved in overdoses, neonatal abstinence syndrome, deaths from overdoses, and trends over time.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Health Services
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Naloxone Training Toolkit
Toolkit lays out training for Indian Health Services providers and first responders on supplying and administering naloxone to patients experiencing an opioid overdose. Highlights training program materials, forms, and videos to support professionals in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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Recommendations to the Indian Health Service on American Indian/Alaska Native Pregnant Women and Women of Childbearing Age with Opioid Use Disorder
Report details recommendations from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to the Indian Health Service on best practices for treating pregnant American Indian and Alaska Native women with opioid use disorder (OUD). Discusses screening for OUD, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), and care integration, among other factors.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
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Opioid Overdose Epidemic Toolkit for Local Health Departments
Toolkit offering resources, data, and other information at the local, state, and national level related to the opioid epidemic and substance use issues. Focuses on five response efforts: monitoring and surveillance; prevention; harm reduction and response; linkage to care; and stakeholder engagement and community partnerships.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of County and City Health Officials
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National Opioids Crisis: Help, Resources and Information
Website highlights the Department of Health and Human Services strategy to combating the opioid crisis. Presents resources and information for prevention, treatment, and recovery.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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A Spotlight on Rural Families
Provides several articles and a webinar recording addressing rural children's health issues. Resources cover using telehealth to support breastfeeding mothers, coordinating care for rural patients, and maternal opioid use.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Institute for Children's Healthcare Quality
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