Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force Report (PDF—5.71 MB)
This report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Inter-Agency Task Force highlights the importance of individualized, patient-centered care for the diagnosis and treatment of pain.
Provisional Drug Overdose Death Counts
This data visualization from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides provisional counts for drug overdose deaths in the United States through January 2019.
2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) Report and Data Findings
These reports and tables from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) present data estimates from the 2018 NSDUH.
CMCS Informational Bulletin (PDF—141 KB)
This informational bulletin from the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services provides guidance on the availability of extensions of the Enhanced Federal Medicaid Assistance Percentage period for health homes for individuals with substance use disorders.
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program
This program from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) aims to increase access to prevention, treatment, and recovery services for opioid use disorder in underserved rural areas.
Growing Consensus on Rural Opioids
This news item from HRSA describes a grantee meeting at which HRSA Administrator Dr. George Sigounas pledged the Agency’s continued support for rural communities affected by the opioid crisis.
Opioids Strain Health Workforce
This news item from HRSA describes how the opioid epidemic is exacerbating provider burnout and health workforce shortages in rural areas.
Psychosocial Supports in Medication-Assisted Treatment: Site Visit Findings and Conclusions
This report from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation describes innovative models of psychosocial supports in MAT for opioid use disorder. It is accompanied by a report on current practices in psychosocial supports and an issue brief.
Tips for Teens: Opioids
This fact sheet from SAMHSA provides facts about opioids to youth and adolescents, including the effects and signs of opioid use.
Tips for Teens: The Truth About Heroin
This fact sheet from SAMHSA provides facts about heroin to youth and adolescents, including the effects and signs of heroin use.
Use of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Criminal Justice Settings
This guide from SAMHSA describes policies and evidence-based practices for using MAT for opioid use disorder in jails and prisons, as well as upon reentry into the community.
MAT Inside Correctional Facilities: Addressing Medication Diversion
This brief from SAMHSA describes strategies and techniques to reduce diversion of MAT medications in criminal justice settings.
Medication-Assisted Treatment in the Criminal Justice System: Brief Guidance to the States
This brief from SAMHSA offers guidance to States on how to increase the availability of MAT in criminal justice settings.