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Resources by Topic: Illicit drug use

Opioid Solutions Center
Offers resources for counties to respond to opioid and substance use disorder in their communities. Offers information on the 2022 opioid settlements, a planning toolkit and strategies, technical assistance resources, and key data points. Highlights the work of counties and county leadership to respond to the opioid crisis.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Counties
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Nebraska MS Alcohol & Drug Counselor
Shows MS alcohol and drug counselor federal shortage areas.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Office of Rural Health
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Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Technical Assistance (RCORP-TA): Event Calendar
A calendar of events curated by the RCORP-TA Program. Includes events for RCORP grantees and others interested in learning more about issues related rural opioid use and misuse.
Type: Calendar/Event List
Sponsoring organization: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Technical Assistance
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Indiana Rural Opioid Consortium (InROC)
Offers resources and provider education events with the aim of building a regional model to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with opioid use disorder in rural Indiana through identification, treatment, and recovery services. Events include webinars, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) waiver trainings, and county-specific rural substance use workshops.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Indiana Rural Health Association
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Medication for Opioid Use Disorder Toolkit
Resources and best practices to help rural communities implement medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) programs. Identifies program models and examples, and discusses implementation, evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination of program results.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Local Initiatives to Address Opioid Use Disorder
Describes opioid prevention and treatment research collaboratives in 6 communities, some of which are rural. Provides links to articles profiling each program in detail.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Pew Charitable Trusts
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Rural Responses to the Opioid Epidemic
Provides resources and information related to a U.S. Department of Justice initiative to work with target communities through data sharing, educational programming, and therapy services to respond to opioid use disorder at the community level, focusing on individuals who become involved with the criminal justice system or law enforcement. Website includes a map of target sites with information on partners and responses, and offers published reports and resources.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program, U.S. Department of Justice
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Rural Faith Leaders Workshop Series: Empowering Faith Leaders to Help Persons with Substance Use Disorder
Details a workshop series for rural faith leaders and faith communities offering information, resources, discussion, and other tools to help them prepare and assist individuals struggling with addiction and substance use.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Community Toolbox
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COVID-19 Resources for Addressing Substance Use in Rural Communities
Outlines federal resources and initiatives focused on ensuring access to substance use disorder (SUD) prevention, treatment, and recovery support services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Community Toolbox
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PubMed Search: Opioid Use in Rural Areas
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on the opioid epidemic, opioid use, and opioid use disorder treatment in rural areas.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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