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External Resources

A wealth of information and resources is available to help medical professionals and the public stay current on the opioid epidemic. Here you’ll find links to websites and articles from national organizations, government agencies, and medical establishments.

Words Matter Video

Changing our language improves outcomes for those struggling with addiction. Watch this brief video to learn more.

Addiction Language Guide

Comprehensive addiction language guide to reduce use of stigmatizing language.

Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain (CDC)

Intended to improve communication between providers and patients about the risks and benefits of opioid therapy for chronic pain, improve the safety and effectiveness of pain treatment, and reduce the risks associated with long-term opioid therapy, including opioid use disorder and overdose.

Reducing Stigma Education Tools (ReSET): University of Texas – Austin

The aim of these modules is to help healthcare providers confidently identify and address stigma surrounding opioid use disorder, to ensure the delivery of equitable and compassionate health care for all patients living with opioid addiction.

How to Perform Rescue Breathing – Take ACTION Overdose Training

Learning to perform rescue breathing on someone who is experiencing an opioid overdose.

Intranasal Naloxone for Laypeople – Take ACTION Training

Learn to use intranasal naloxone to reverse an opioid overdose.

Naloxone Community Layperson Training – Take ACTION Training

Naloxone training for community laypeople.

Michigan Opioid Collaborative – Addressing OUD Stigma Presentation

Emily McCall and Tim Shewcraft from the Michigan Opioid Collaborative (MOC) share information about stigma and MOC’s resources for MOUD providers. Tim, a peer recovery coach, shares his personal experience with stigma and the impacts that provider stigma can have on a patient’s OUD treatment.

How Do You Treat Pain? (For Teens)

A one-page flyer created by the Pediatric Trauma Group at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital focused on non-medication options for teens.

Non-Drug Options for Pain Management and Comfort in Children

A document created by Michigan Medicine Child Life providing greater detail on non-medication strategies.