Opioid Use Disorder Resources—October 2017 Update

Date: 

10/31/2017

The following new resources are available for patients seeking or providers offering treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD):

Department of Health and Human Services Resources

  • Final Report: Opioid Use, Misuse, and Overdose in Women (link is external) (Office on Women’s Health)—OUD has been increasing at alarming rates, with deaths from prescription opioid and heroin overdoses increasing at more than twice the rate than that among men between 1999 and 2015. This report examines prevention, treatment, and recovery issues for women who misuse opioids, have OUD, or overdose on opioids.

Other Resources

  • Opioid Task Force (link is external) (American Medical Association)—this web page provides task force recommendations, educational opportunities, and links to other tools for the prevention and treatment of OUD.