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Resources by Topic: Illicit drug use

Brandeis Opioid Resource Connector
Collection of over 160 community-based program models, data and mapping information, and other resources for communities to reduce opioid addiction and overdose. Program models cover prevention, harm recovery, recovery, and treatment, and can be filtered by setting to select rural-specific examples.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Opioid Policy Research Collaborative
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Iowa Project ECHO
Shares knowledge and expertise through telementoring for primary care staff to enhance their capacity to provide best practice healthcare for underserved people. Currently two ECHO interactive web-based programs are offered: Hepatitis C (HCV) and Behavioral Health (BH).
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Iowa Primary Care Association
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Pathways to Safer Opioid Use Training
An interactive, online training for a variety of healthcare providers with a focus on the appropriate, safe, and effective use of opioids to manage chronic pain based on the recommendations in the National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention (ADE Action Plan). Continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit or continuing medical education (CME) credit maybe offered upon completion of the program.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organizations: Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) Southern New Mexico Outcomes
Series of publications reporting on the Center for Health Innovation's HRSA-funded work with 16 southern New Mexico counties and the rural-designated Torrance and Valencia regions on opioid prevention, treatment, and recovery. Publications include a needs assessment, strategic plan, workforce plan, and sustainability plan.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Innovation
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Rural Community Toolbox: Funding & Tools to Build Healthy Drug-Free Rural Communities
Provides access to federal funding programs and information related to substance use disorder (SUD), including opioids, to help rural communities and stakeholders address SUD and issues related to SUD in their communities. Offers resources for technical assistance, training, treatment, and recovery support services for rural communities. Features a community assessment tool that provides county-level data on SUD and a resource guide that provides guidance and recommendations for communities to address SUD.
Additional links: Federal Rural Resource Guide
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Office of National Drug Control Policy, U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Substance Use Management Warmline
Free, confidential teleconsultation service for clinicians, providing expert recommendations addressing substance use evaluation and management. Provides peer-to-peer consultation to support primary care providers in managing complex patients with addiction, chronic pain, and behavioral health issues.
Type: Hotline
Sponsoring organization: National Clinician Consultation Center
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Tribal Opioid Response Resource Toolkit
Offers a variety of materials, tools, resources and links to support tribes in their efforts to combat the opioid epidemic within their tribal communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Indian Health Board
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SAMHSA: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Guidance and resources to help providers respond to COVID-19 while providing care and treatment of mental and substance use disorders. Includes guidance specific to opioid treatment programs.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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DEA COVID-19 Information Page
Guidance for DEA-registered telehealth practitioners to issue prescriptions for controlled substances to patients for whom they have not conducted an in-person medical evaluation, for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Department of Justice
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CDC WONDER Underlying Cause of Death with US-Mexico Border Regions, 1999-2020
Provides access to mortality and population data for the U.S.-Mexico border region. Offers data on the number of deaths, crude and age-adjusted death rates, and demographics for different causes of death. Cause of death data available for ICD-10 codes, drug/alcohol induced causes, causes of infant death, and injury intent and mechanism. In addition to viewing data for the border region, border states, and border counties, results can also focus on the level of urbanization for metropolitan, micropolitan, and noncore areas.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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