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Substance Use and Misuse in Rural Areas – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Substance Use and Misuse in Rural Areas.

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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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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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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FindTreatment.gov
Tool allows users to find mental health providers and treatment for substance use disorder by zip code. Features treatment options, payment information, and information about addiction and mental health.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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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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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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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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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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Last Updated: 11/29/2022