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Resources by Topic: Illicit drug use

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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CLOUD (Curated Library about Opioid Use for Decision-makers)
Searchable library of curated, evidence-based resources on opioids and the opioid crisis. Includes documents and reports, legislation, videos, and websites on topics such as addiction treatment, harm reduction, prevention, recovery, and pain management. Provides information targeted to policymakers and community leaders; payers and providers; and patients and caregivers.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Center for Evidence-based Policy
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Massachusetts Current Opioid Statistics
Features quarterly data on opioid-related overdose deaths, prescription monitoring, and opioid-related emergency services data for Massachusetts. Includes county-level data.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Massachusetts Office of Health and Human Services
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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Among Newborn Hospitalizations: Rate by Patient Location
Chart showing the rate of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) per 1,000 newborn hospitalizations by patient location. Includes four metropolitan levels and rural areas, with national and state-level data available for 2009-2017.
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Washington Health Data Visualization
An interactive tool providing access to maps, charts, and graphs on a variety of health data by topic for Washington State and counties. Topics include leading causes of death, opioid prescriptions, opioid morbidity and mortality, immunizations, HIV, social determinants of health, and population characteristics.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Washington State Department of Health
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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: Summary Data Dashboard
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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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).
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Arizona Opioid Dashboards
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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