Approximately one in five people who use heroin will have an overdose each year, and about one in one hundred will die from an overdose. Pharmaceutical opioids such as morphine, codeine, oxycodone, and methadone also are involved in many overdoses. With brief training, people who use heroin and other opioids, and members of their families and social networks, can effectively recognize and respond to an opioid overdose and successfully administer naloxone, the opioid overdose antidote. Download.
Chronic pain increases the risk for noncompliance with substance abuse treatment and complicates recovery efforts. An understanding of the alternatives to opiates for the treatment of chronic pain may help drug court professionals provide more effective assistance to their clients. This fact sheet provides basic information on alternatives to opioids for chronic pain management.
Take this dynamic online training on MAT for substance use disorders with a major focus on opioid use disorders.
The National Drug Court Institute (NDCI) with funding from the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Executive Office of the White House in collaboration with American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) developed an online training curriculum designed to educate drug court professionals on medication assisted treatments (MAT) for substance use disorders with a major focus on opioid use disorders. Click here.